Tredyffrin Township Democrats Elected to Serve You

Karen Cruickshank
School Director, Region 1

Karen lives in the Panhandle of Tredyffrin with her husband and two children. Karen is a newly elected member of the Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board. Karen is also an active community volunteer and has served as New Eagle Elementary’s PTO President and currently as Woodgreen Homeowner’s Association President. Karen is also a volunteer for the Upper Main Line YMCAs girl’s gymnastics’ team. Karen is the Director of Marketing for the Saturday Club, a philanthropic women’s organization in Wayne. Karen has two beautiful children who both attend school in Tredyffrin/Easttown. Her husband, Jim works for Lincoln Financial Group located in Radnor. The newest addition to Karen’s family is a boisterous yellow lab adopted from Main Line Animal Rescue.

Karen received her undergraduate degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1984 and her Masters degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Vermont in 1986.

Karen worked for 6 years at The University of Miami in Miami Florida as the Director of Student Development and Orientation Services. She then went on to work as Assistant Dean and later as Associate Dean of Students at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

In her spare time Karen is an avid walker, tennis player, reader and gardener.
You can reach her at

Kevin Buraks
School Director, Region 1

Kevin lives in Tredyffrin with his wife, Lisa, and their three children. Kevin’s two oldest children currently attend New Eagle Elementary School.

Kevin is an attorney who represents school districts and municipalities throughout Pennsylvania. He currently chairs the bankruptcy committee for the Montgomery Bar Association, and is the past chair of the bankruptcy committee for the Philadelphia Bar Association. Kevin serves on the board of editors of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law.

Kevin also serves as a volunteer attorney for the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project and the Support Center for Child Advocates, where he donates free legal time to represent children who are the victims of abuse or neglect. Kevin has been recognized for his work with the underprivileged on the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Pro Bono Roll of Honor.

Kevin received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.

He currently serves on the School Board’s Finance and Policy Committees.

Kevin can be reached at