Parent Council

University Prep partners with families to provide an exceptional education for our students, and Parent Council is an integral part of that relationship. In addition to providing a vital communication link between parents and the school, Parent Council plans and hosts many events throughout the year, including the All School BBQ, grade-level parent meetings, monthly faculty and staff lunches, baccalaureate and commencement receptions, as well as frequent parent education programs. Its signature event of the year is the annual auction, a major fundraiser and community-building event that supports vital University Prep programs.

Parent Council acts as the steering committee for the parents and guardians of all students. The council has a president, two vice presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, a past executive member, an auction chair(s), standing and ad hoc committee officers, and the head of school, who is a nonvoting member. In addition, two or three parents represent each grade level.

All parents are welcome to attend the monthly meetings of Parent Council and invited to take an active role in planning events sponsored by the council. Participation by all members of the community is encouraged and greatly appreciated. 

  • President - Shahina Piyarali
  • Upper School Vice President - Brooks Romano
  • Middle School Vice President - Lynn Hall
  • Treasurer - Heather Hudson
  • Secretary - Rachel Weissman
  • Past Executive - Kim Bishop
  • Auction Chair - TBD
  • Parent Education Chair - Christi Nagle, Stephanie Daley-Watson
  • Parents for the Arts Co-Chairs - Dave Higley. Claire Zaslove
  • Middle School Sports Boosters Co-Chairs - Glenn Hayward, Wendy Rogerson
  • Upper School Sports Boosters Co-Chairs - Laura Genoves, Peter Selby
  • Gardening Chair - Rebecca Butler
  • Parents for Diversity and Community - Dean and Cheryl Kilodavis, Loraine Greening
  • 12th Grade Reps - Marta De Wulf, Jennifer Carter, Elizabeth Applegate, Anu Jain
  • 11th Grade Reps - Christy Napier, Katie Rossbach, Shelly Ogden Sage
  • 10th Grade Reps - Joanna Beitel, Ann Eickerman, Michelle Brot
  • 9th Grade Reps - Manisha Chainani, Bonnie Zinn, Rose Donner
  • 8th Grade Reps - Kathy Nielsen, Lisa Bontje, Laura Trimingham
  • 7th Grade Reps - Caroline Probst, Dawn Lepore, Linda Schoemaker
  • 6th Grade Reps - Joanna Bargeron, Laura Domoto, Cheryl Hoffman Herzog