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Parent and Family Involvement

families visiting tables on the quad at Bishop's open house

Parents' Association

The Bishop's School community is a partnership of school and family, led by our Parents’ Association (PA). PA volunteers plan and organize more than 50 events to engage and support the School community. Parents are encouraged to become involved - whether they can “do a little or do a lot” - there is an opportunity for each person. The PA holds monthly meetings and in addition to the Association’s business, they often feature remarks by the head of school. The meeting agenda also includes guest speakers who offer insights into School programs or speak about topics of interest for parents of adolescents. Parents who participate in PA projects and events experience first-hand programs that enrich their children’s lives and promote their development. By working with others they help to create the special Bishop’s magic.


President: Wendy Gibbons

President Elect: Janice Upton
Past President: Jenn Beamer
Vice President - Communications: Vivianne Dhupa
Vice President - Events: Cami Rosso
Secretary: Gina Rippel
Treasurer: Shu Fan
Member-At-Large: Julie Zures Turner '95
Member-At-Large:  Thérèse Collins

Members of Bishop's Parents' Association pose

Bishop's Family Partnership

Adult community members are invited to monthly education and discussions about the challenges related to parenting and supporting students, including social media, anxiety, identity and more. Dates and details about events are shared in Knights News.

Knights Booster Group

Knights Booster Group (KBG) is a group of parent volunteers who work with the Bishop's Athletic Department to support Bishop's sports teams, student-athletes and coaches, as well as to promote school spirit and build school community around athletic events. Throughout the school year, KBG organizes team parents and spirit events including Bish Bowl, coordinates snack bar coverage and partners with the athletic department to present educational programs on student-athlete health and safety and the college recruiting process.

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President: Jenn Beamer
President Elect: Abby Feldman
Past President: Wendy Gibbons
Vice President - Events: Micaela Jeffery
Assistant Vice President - Events: Alexis McCandless
Treasurer: Kyndra Leach
Vice President - Communications: Casey Armstrong
Assistant Vice President - Communications: Whitney Lowe
Vice President - Middle School Sports: Birte Lightner
Assistant Vice President - Middle School Sports: Kelley Holderman
Vice President - Club Sports: Susan Ladrido
Member at Large: Jennifer McIlvaine Landa
Member at Large/Snack Bar Coordinator: Annette Dunlap

Members of Bishop's Knights Booster Group

Performing Arts Circle

The Performing Arts Circle (PAC) is an organization of parents "volunteering in the wings" to support and promote Bishop's exceptional performing arts program. Membership in the PAC is open to all Bishop's parents and supporters.


President: Mimi Brunson
President Elect: Michelle Singh
Past President: Kiyon Chung
Secretary: Tracey Balsdon 
Treasurer: Nina Mehta

Chair Positions
Box Office: Kurt Marek
Communication Chair: Katie Alexander
Graphic Design and Program Production: Krista Callaghan 
Production Parent Advisor: Wyomi Yockey
AW/Upper School Drama: Amita Hollingshead
Instrumental Music: Olivier Laurent
Jazz Band:  Maria Sacchi
Musical Theater 8: 
Technical Theater:  Rebecca Rudy
Upper School Choral Music: 
Middle School Choral Music: Nita Mehta
Upper School Dance: Kiyon Chung, Peilin Fu
Videography Coordinator: Nita Mehta

Bishop's Visual Arts Community

Bishop's Visual Arts Community (BVAC) is a hands-on creative group of parents who support the School's visual arts program.  BVAC creates a welcoming, personalized resource for families to engage in visual arts.  Innovation and creativity are key to the visual arts and to BVAC.  

The governance of BVAC strives for equal opportunities in leadership and engagement. Visual arts faculty works with the Community to assemble volunteer opportunities and communicate with BVAC supporters. Throughout the year, there are approximately 10-20 parents who form a team of support; all members of Bishop's community are welcome to participate. The areas of interest include: art installations and receptions; visiting artists; excursion; off-campus events; graphic designers; promotion and communication; documentation; PAC liaison; and art supply management. 


Co-Presidents: Edita Semiginovska & Ashley Tang
Presient-Elect: Michelle Yuan
Treasurer: Ken Zhong
Secretary: Heather Withers
Communications Committee: Olga Monico, Shelly Wu
Volunteer Coordinators: Alyssa Guo, Michelle Yuan
Exhibition Committee: Emily Dai, Cathy Zheng
Parent PAC Liaison: Alyssa Guo, Wyomi Yockey
Photography Committee: Wanya Korn, Maria Talantova
Gatherings/Socials: Shelly Wu, Olga Monico

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