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.

2019-2020 ExComm

Silvia Cheskes, Lower School Parent Group 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. Silvia serves as the representative of the Lower School Parent Group and is an active liaison to the Alta Vista School Board. Contact Silvia.

Open Position, 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 Chair. The MS Chair serves as the representative of the Middle School Parent Group and is a liaison to the Alta Vista School Board. If you would like to learn more about this position, please contact us.

Page Rockwell, Parent Group Vice Chair

The Vice Chair of the Parent Group supports the Chairs in their duties, leads volunteer recruitment efforts, and coordinates Parent Group communications. Contact Page.

Kristen McGuire, Treasurer

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

Kate Lupton, Secretary

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

Paloma Sessions and Mary Szczepanik, Lower School Community Engagement Co-Chairs

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.

Leslie Cooper, Middle 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.

Lee Sellers, 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.

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.

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.

Melissa Willa, 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.

Susan Whitecotton, Development and Fundraising Chair

The Chair of Development facilitates fundraising to support school projects and Parent Group activities. Contact Susan.

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