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Parent and Family Involvement

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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: Jenn Beamer 
President-Elect: Jill Skreznya 
Past President: Heidi Gutierrez 
First Vice President: Daphne Lin 
Second Vice President: Kyndra Leach
Recording Secretary: Michelle Sit 
Treasurer: Jane Watkins
Members at Large: Casey Armstrong and Mina Kessler

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: Jennifer McIlvaine Landa
Past President: Juli Oh Browne
President Elect: Wendy Gibbons
Vice President - Events: Nettie Keck
Vice President - Middle School; Vice President Elect - Events: Julie Zures Turner ’95
Vice President Elect - Middle School: Gina Rippel
Vice President - Communications: Alex Kent Hemerick '87
Vice President Elect - Communications: Patricia Keefe
Vice President - Club Sports: David Janssen
Treasurer: Tricia Faltinsky

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: Angela Nahl
Past President: Chris Aguilar
Recording Secretary: Amita Hollingshead
Treasurer: Ashley (Yanhui) Tang

Chair Positions
Box Office: Corey Buu-hoan
Communication Coordinator: Rupesh Sugathan
National Youth Arts/Other Awards: Alyssa (Pan) Guo
Poster and Program Production: MariJo Gleeson
Poster and Program Artwork: Krista Callaghan
Production Parents' and House Managers' Coordinator: Jennine Watson
AW/Upper School Drama: Jordana March
Instrumental Music: Olivier Laurent
Jazz Band: Sheila Connor
MT8: Stephanie O'Brien
Technical Theater: Jennifer and David Banta
Upper School Choral Music: MariJo Gleeson and Lisa Valente
Upper School Dance: Lisette Farrell and Amy Hunter
Videography Coordinator: Jennine Watson


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. 


Coordinators: Young Haagensen, Song Zhang

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