Parent/Family Community

UPrep is a remarkable community to be a part of. Not only do the students build friendships that continue after graduation, parents do as well.“ Ann E., Parent of a senior and a sophomore

University Prep partners with families to create lasting relationships that provide the foundation for our inclusive community. Parents are invited to participate in our co-curricular activities, support our arts and sports programs, serve as ambassadors for the school, bake for events, and volunteer in whatever way is possible for them.

The UPrep Parent Council provides a vital communication link between families and school and acts as the steering committee for our students’ parents and guardians. It also plans and hosts many activities throughout the year that foster closer ties among all members of the community.

Parent Council 2016-2017

  • President – Laura Domoto
  • Upper School Vice President – Ann Eickerman
  • Middle School Vice President - Shelly Ogden Sage
  • Treasurer – David Higley
  • Secretary –Michelle Brot
  • Past Executive – Brooks Romano
  • Advancement Liaison - Margie Duckstad
  • Parents for Diversity and Community Manjusha Deo
  • Governance - Joanna Bargeron
  • Parent Education – Lisa Bontje, Bonnie Tilghman, Tiffany Werner
  • Parents for the Arts Anindita Mitra, Missy Stern
  • Sports Boosters Will Kilbourne, Jennifer Zell, Maya Ting, Michele Brot
  • 12th Grade Reps Nobuko Akashi-Reed, Mindy Cohen, Gloria Huang, Chris Schubert
  • 11th Grade Reps Belinda Buscher, Manisha Chainani, Kathryn Greenberg
  • 10th Grade Reps Kaylene Anderson, Kathleen Rossbach, Mandira Virmani
  • 9th Grade Reps Kelly Arron, Joanna Beitel, Katherine Burk
  • 8th Grade Reps Robin Freeman, Sarah Pohlmann, Cydney Webster
  • 7th Grade Reps – Stephanie Standifer, Charlene Kletzly, Teresa Tippett
  • 6th Grade Reps – Alexa Crawford, Tracy Pozil, Heidi Yamada

Upcoming Parent Education Events


A joint parent education event co-sponsored with The Northwest School
Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., snacks and socializing; 7:00-8:30 p.m., presentation
At The Northwest School
, 401 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
There is no cost for attendance for UPrep and Northwest families, but space is limited so reserve your space by requesting your ticket here.

Journalist Peggy Orenstein is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape, a clear-eyed picture of the ways in which porn and all its sexual myths have seeped into young people’s lives; why we need to redefine “virginity”; what we can learn from queer girls; the complicated terrain of hookup culture; and the unfortunate realities surrounding assault.

We are thrilled to welcome Peggy, who will be back in Seattle for the paperback release of her book about girls, and to conduct research for a forthcoming book about boys.

“Once again, Peggy Orenstein sheds light on a sensitive and too often misunderstood issue—one which, she argues persuasively, affects boys as well as girls. Her reporting on sexuality is insightful, revealing how a healthy, direct approach to the topic is a key component of gender equality.” — Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of