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Parents Association Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Association is to advance the mission of the Academy; to promote the education and welfare of its students and to unite our efforts with the entire Academy family; to facilitate and enhance communication within the parent community and between parents and the faculty, administration, and trustees of the Academy; and to facilitate parent involvement in social, educational and fundraising activities.

PA Executive Board

President
Lisa Schilling

President-Elect
Jorie Alutto

Vice President - Communications
Agnes McGrail

Vice President - Programs
Shelley Hooke

Vice President - Student Life
Heather Kotlarz

Student Life Co-Chair
Margaret White

Secretary
Mardah Weinfield

Welcome from the PA President

Welcome to the Lake Forest Academy Parents Association page.  We hope this resource is a useful tool to find events, volunteer opportunities, and information throughout the school year.

The Parents Association supports student life and provides opportunities for parents to engage in the vibrant and diverse community of LFA.  We host social events such as class gatherings, book club and a Wednesday walking group to enhance connectivity with other parents. We provide many opportunities to contribute to campus life through volunteering, community outreach, and philanthropy and hope you will find meaningful ways to participate.  

All of us on the PA Board look forward to meeting you and working with you this year!

Sincerely,
Lisa Schilling P’18, ’20, ’21
Parents Association President 2019-2020

PA Board

PA Programs

Academy Fund Co-Chairs*
TBD

Caxy Booth Co-Chairs
Padmaja Guntaka & Melissa Zimmerman-Farag

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs
Nina Samra & Meredith Park

Harvest Hope Co-Chairs*
Norma Ascroft & Michelle Petrini-Poli

International Student Ambassador Chair
Tricia Sweet

Parent Ambassador Co-Chairs*
Joyce Kim & Nagawa Kakumba

Spring Gala Co-Chairs
Kim Nash & Aida Quiroz

*2-year positions

Community Relations

Athletic Liaison
Christina Corsiglia

Athletic Liaison Co-Chair
Colleen Berto

Fine Arts Liaison
John Lin

Hospitality Chair
Bonnie-Ann Hartwig

Hospitality Co-Chair
Dee Menezes

LEAD Representative
Mia Buhl

Nominating Chair (PA)
Corlene Rhoades

Volunteer Chair
Elizabeth Walvoord

Parent Reps & Chairs

Alumni Parent Representative Chair
Stephanie Fisher

Boarding Parent Representative Chair 
Annie Johnson

Class of 2020 Representatives
Susan Felitto & Annie Johnson

Class of 2020 Representatives
Karen Dickerson & Maureen Mullarkey

Class of 2022 Representatives
Guita Griffiths & Ro Thompson

Class of 2023 Representatives
Laura George & Don Mitckess

Get Involved

LFA offers various opportunities for parents and guardians to engage with our community. Members of the Parents Association, as fellow parents, understand and respect differences in available time, interests, and scheduling constraints. Therefore, there is a volunteer opportunity to fit every schedule!

Below are some examples of various roles:
  • Ambassador Families for International Students
  • Ambassador for New Families
  • Student Life Committee Membership
  • Team Parents and Athletic Liaisons
  • Fine Arts Liaisons
  • Academy Fund Parent Volunteer
  • Volunteers and Chairs of events such as the Spring Gala, Harvest Hope, and the Faculty & Staff Appreciation Event

For information about any volunteer activity at LFA, please contact Director of Parent Relations & Giving Lorelee Hood.

Volunteer Contacts

*Please note that you will need to log in to access our volunteer contacts page.

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