Board of Regents
Don Duke has been associated with The Oakridge School since 1995 and has served as a Regent since 2008. In August 2016, Don was named Chairman of the Board of Regents. Prior to being appointed Board Chair, Don was Chairman of the Finance Committee, and he has also served on the Long Range Planning Committee. Don has been actively involved with numerous events; he has chaired the Oakridge Golf Classic and Casino Night. One of his favorite roles has been grilling burgers and dogs at the concession stand during Friday night football games.
Don and his wife, Cristy, are the proud parents of Olivia (class of 2016). Don is an insurance broker and Vice President at Coble Cravens Insurance, in Arlington. His primary focus is life and health insurance. Don stays very active in the community through various organizations including The Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington, Tarrant County College Foundation, The Rotary Club of Arlington, First United Methodist Church of Arlington, and The Arlington Margarita Society.
According to Don, “Oakridge has been a treasured part of our family and a great fit for Olivia to prepare her for college. Being part of the Oakridge family is an investment, not just financially and not just for the student, but for the entire family. Our school is producing students who are motivated to excel and prepared for college and beyond. I’m in awe as I see these bright young leaders of the future filling our classrooms and campus.”
Mr. Duke expanded on his thoughts by stating, “I’m honored to serve as Chairman of the Board of Regents and look forward to working with a fantastic Board of volunteer individuals committed to supporting Jon Kellam and his team of educators. The campus continues to grow both physically and intellectually as we strive for excellence in the 3 pillars of Academics, Arts and Athletics that define the school.”