Parent Group Executive Committee

About the Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (ExComm) coordinates and supports the activities of parent volunteers at AVS. ExComm members typically serve in one position for two years. Approximately half of ExComm positions are filled each April for the following school year. The Nominating Committee is responsible for recruiting ExComm members. See Parent Group Bylaws for more details.

If you have ideas to share with the Parent Group Executive Committee, or you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee or ExComm, please send us a note.

2020-2021 ExComm

Mary Szczepanik, Lower School Parent Group Co-Chair

​The Lower School Chair of the AVS Parent group exercises general supervision and leadership of the Parent Group in coordination with the Middle School Chair. Mary and her co-chairs represent the Parent Group and liaise with the Alta Vista School administration and Board of Trustees. Contact Mary.

Page Rockwell, Lower School Parent Group Co-Chair

The Lower School Chair of the AVS Parent group exercises general supervision and leadership of the Parent Group in coordination with the Middle School Chair. Page and her co-chairs represent the Parent Group and liaise with the Alta Vista School administration and Board of Trustees. Contact Page.

Melissa Willa, Middle School Parent Group Chair

The Middle School Chair of the AVS Parent group exercises general supervision and leadership of the Parent Group in coordination with the Lower School Chairs. The MS Chair serves as the representative of the Middle School Parent Group and is a liaison to the Alta Vista School administration and Board of Trustees. Contact Melissa.

Kristen McGuire, Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for managing Parent Group funds, preparing budgets, and maintaining financial records. 

Kate Long, Secretary

The Secretary drafts and distributes meeting minutes for Executive Committee and All-Parent meetings and oversees the Parent Group Meetings Team.

Tania Shah, Lower School Community Engagement Chair

The Community Engagement Chair coordinates events and activities throughout the school year to promote a welcoming school environment and to facilitate engagement of the school community.

Mara Murphy, Middle School Community Engagement Co-Chair

The Community Engagement Chair coordinates events and activities throughout the school year to promote a welcoming school environment and to facilitate engagement of the school community.

Stephanie Forster, Middle School Community Engagement Co-Chair

The Community Engagement Chair coordinates events and activities throughout the school year to promote a welcoming school environment and to facilitate engagement of the school community.

David Schwartz, Middle School Chair of School Support

The MS School Support Chair coordinates Parent Group efforts to support school operations and activities in areas such as staff appreciation, STEM, arts, and robotics.

Nandita Borisov, Lower School Chair of School Support

The School Support Chair coordinates Parent Group efforts to support school operations and activities in areas such as staff appreciation, grounds, STEM, arts, library, room parents, and lower school sports. 

Theresa Preston-Werner, Lower School Outreach Chair

​The Outreach Chair works with the school's Admissions Director to support admissions events and helps with new parent transitions to the school. The Outreach Chair also supports family Community Service projects.

Sally Freeman, Middle School Outreach Chair

​The Outreach Chair works with the school's Admissions Director to support admissions events and helps with new parent transitions to the school. The Outreach Chair also supports family Community Service projects. 

Elizabeth Drew, Development and Fundraising Chair

The Chair of Development coordinates fundraising efforts to support school projects and Parent Group activities, including Community Partnerships, the Spring Gala, and the AVS School Store. 

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