Parent Network PA UPDATE

Committees and Descriptions

All School Committees and Chairpersons


Welcome new members to the D-E community with Campus Tours, Open Houses, New Family Buddy Program, and Admitted Students Receptions.

Helen Jerome

Affinity Groups

There are currently four Affinity Groups represented by the Black & Latino, Chinese, Korean, and South Asian communities which organize social, educational, and service activities, under the guidance of the Director of Equity and Diversity Engagement.

Asian American
Elise Matsubara

Black and Latino
Yolonda Marshall
Margot Todman-Mack

Peggy Ding
Xiaoli Wang
Zhen Sun

Kyung Lee
Eunha Song

South Asian
Vandana Arora
Archana Gupta
Ami Vaidya

Annual Fund

Join your class team to educate and encourage fellow parents, via emails and phone calls, to support the Annual Fund, which helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a D-E education.

Lower School
Beverley Mac Keen

Middle School
Ani Ozgun
Parand Emami

Faculty Appreciation

Help plan and organize social events for parents (Parent Forums, Coffees, Evening Receptions.) Also, help organize our annual Faculty Appreciation Lunch in the Spring.

Allison Hartstone
Beverley Mac Keen
Courtney Levi
Shelley Taub

D-E Garden Project

Help keep our beautiful teaching gardens in shape by participating in three annual work parties and signing up to water the vegetables and take care of the chickens during school holidays. Garden Parents also serve as “critical friends” by listening to students who are planning, planting and building and offering questions and suggestions from an adult perspective.

Tasha Urbanowski
Sue Evans

Friends of the Arts (FOTA)

Help coordinate post-performance receptions for music, art, and theatre events.

Ani Ozgun
Nancy Serpico
Marina Tarsinov

Holiday Gift

Jennie Li
Elise Matsubara
Kate Rodgers
Erin Thomas


Middle/Upper School Library: Range of office jobs, including book covering, inventory, and other projects.

Middle School/Upper School:
Kavita Bafana

Parent Education

Work with other parents to develop educational programming FOR parents, such as bringing dynamic speakers to Dwight-Englewood, investigating and sharing material in small group settings around topics of concern to parents and partnering with staff to create discussions connected to student curriculum.  
Erin Brown
Jodi Massoud

Special Events

Plan and promote Auctions, Golf/Tennis/Yoga, and Culinary events to benefit the D-E Faculty and Staff Fund and/or D-E’s Financial Aid program.

Bea Movsesian

Spring Carnival & Community Service Event

Help with this all-school, all-day event, co-organized with Student Government, including an on-campus service project to benefit a local non-profit and a carnival with food, music, games, and activities.

Lower School:
Kavita Bafana

Middle School:
Ani Ozgun

Lower School Chairpersons

Book Fair

This multi-day event includes book sales, raffles, and a Pizza Night. Help with set-up, breakdown, students’ book selections, and raffle gift donations.

Ani Ozgun
Nancy Serpico

Halloween Party

Plan, organize, and staff all aspects of this annual event for Lower School families.

Daniel Carragher
Steven Haimowitz
Evelyn Reynoso

Photo Day

Assist the day of the event by helping all children look presentable for the photographer.

Samantha Koppelman
Fernanda Pimenta

Skate Day

Help with event logistics, refreshments, and publicity.

Karen Clune
Soyoung Lee


Help photograph, format, and deliver the lower school yearbook. Oversee and coordinate 5th Grade advertisements.

Fernanda Pimenta

Middle and Upper School Chairpersons


Promote Bulldog pride; help coaches coordinate team parents; and assist with team rosters, snacks, and sporting events.

Gina Charles
Helen Rapfogel
Liz Tausner

Coop Student Café

Sell food and beverages to students and be a part of the social center of the Middle and Upper Schools. Regular and substitute positions are available.

Andrea Maline

Community Card Fundraiser

Solicit local merchants (retail/dining/entertainment) for discounted merchandise and services. Proceeds from card sales benefit D-E student activities.

Seth Unger


Plan, organize and staff specialty lunch and snack food sale to benefit D-E student activities.

Jennifer Mittleman