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 - Cindy Funes
  • Middle School Vice President - Brooks Romano
  • Treasurer - Kim Bishop
  • Secretary - Rachel Weissman
  • Past Executive - Elizabeth Anderson
  • Auction Chair - Feliks Banel
  • Parent Education Chair - Christy Napier
  • Parents for the Arts Co-Chairs - Dave Higley
  • Middle School Sports Boosters Co-Chairs - Robert Jones, Wendy Rogerson
  • Upper School Sports Boosters Co-Chairs - Holly Johnson, Peter Selby
  • Gardening Chair - Kim Bishop
  • Parents for Diversity and Community - Nobuko Akashi Reed, Amrita Seera
  • 12th Grade Reps - Michelle Brot, Kari McCrory, Kelley Western
  • 11th Grade Reps - Elaine Pagones, Sujatha Khangaonkar, Sara Reynolds
  • 10th Grade Reps - Maya Ting, Heather Hudson, Rebecca Butler
  • 9th Grade Reps - Tori Ragen, Lynn Hall, Sarah McCoy
  • 8th Grade Reps - Elizabeth Applegate, Sara Hodge, Harriet Saxe
  • 7th Grade Reps - Mou Ferry, Lori Miller, Mandira Virmani
  • 6th Grade Reps - Linda Schoemaker, Janet Selby, Brody James