Parents Association


The Cathedral School Parents Association seeks to build a strong sense of community in ways that actively support the school’s educational mission. Our motto – “Be Involved” – activates that strong sense of community among parents, students, faculty, and administrators. The PA's mission is three-fold:

  • To facilitate open and constructive communication among parents, faculty, and administrators;
  • To host community events that build social bonds and foster trust and dedication among school constituents; and
  • To support the fundraising and other goals set each year by the Head of School and Board of Trustees.
To that end, the PA sponsors educational and fundraising events and acts as a liaison between parents, faculty, and administration in order to foster open, constructive communication. The PA co-presidents also serve as members of The Cathedral School’s Board of Trustees. 

With the exception of Kindergarten, each class has one PA representative (two per grade) who work with teachers to keep parents up-to-date on classroom activities (field trips, class parties, etc.), school-wide events, and any issues affecting the students. Due to the extra support needed in the younger grades, Kindergarten has two PA reps per class. Class reps also help organize parent social and educational events and act as communication links for their class parents to the PA Executive Board and school administration.

To bring our mission to life, the PA hosts and supports many events throughout the year, including:
  • School-wide Picnics on the Cathedral campus
  • Used Uniform Sales and Lost and Found Claims
  • Book Fair and Author Visits (premier events nourishing the mind)
  • Winterfest (our annual school-wide holiday party)
  • Annual Faculty, Administration, and Staff “Thank You” Party and Gifts
  • All-School Ice Skating Party
  • Spring Fair (an annual tradition that features games, face painting, music, rides, karaoke, Second Hand Treasures sale, and our unbeatable bake sale and BBQ)
  • Admissions, Advancement, Educational, and Athletic Events
Volunteer opportunities are numerous (and fun!) and we welcome everyone's participation. Thank you for your support of The Cathedral School.

Julia Harris, Parent of Avery '22 and Evan '25
Misako Rothery, Parent of Isaac '27 and Miriam '30
The Cathedral School Parents Association

PA Officers


Julia Harris
Misako Rothery

Upper School Vice President
Sharnette Donacien

Lower School Vice President
Jessica Hu

Technology Vice President
Wil Apolinario

Jennifer Helies
Jill Hecker

Communications Co-Vice Presidents 
Christina Weyl
Kristina Dell

Alexa Shore

PA Class Reps

Richard Poole, Kerry McAuliffe, Abby Santamaria, Alisa Roost
First Grade
Dana Kelly, Dani Zuccheri
Second Grade
Courtney McGraw, Tomoko Iwaki
Third Grade
Nicole Bertrand, Nell Bryden
Fourth Grade
Lien-Hang Nguyen, Maura Rotroff
Fifth Grade
Felicia Grant, Alison Rose
Sixth Grade
Phil Chen, Carolyn Foley
Seventh Grade
Julia Rudolph, Jeremy Sheff 
Eighth Grade
Laura Gould, Sung Ho Suh
Sharnette Donacien
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