2023-24 BOARD:
Co-Presidents: Staci Banks and Christine Larson
Vice President/Community Grants: Seema Anwar
Secretary: Cristin Moran
Treasurer: Adi Boeder Risner
Lower School Division Lead: Michael Soto
Middle School Division Lead: Molly Oliver
Upper School Division Lead: Julie Bixby
Communications Lead: Susan Knapp
Staff Development Lead: Tara Lafferty
Grade Rep Coordinator: Open

The MPA Parents Association Board manages the MPA Parents Association and consists of the elected officers. Terms of office are one year, though officers may serve more than one consecutive term. More than one member can share any office and serve as co-officers. The role of president must be filled by a candidate with prior MPA Parent's Association Board experience.  It is strongly recommended that the vice president(s) move into the president position to provide continuity.

PA Board meetings are held monthly and are open to parents and staff. For location and/or Zoom information, email pa@moundsparkacademy.org.


President: The president is the chief executive officer of the Parents Association. Duties include presiding over all meetings of the board, ensuring the PA is represented as needed and, when necessary, appointing (with the approval of the board) any standing and temporary committees.

Vice President: The vice president will assume the duties of the president in their absence and will also take on other responsibilities directed by the president and the PA board.

Secretary: The secretary distributes agendas and keeps minutes and accurate records of all proceedings of the Parents Association, prepares and distributes the reports of the PA, and is responsible for other communications to its members and performs other specific responsibilities as deemed necessary by the president and the PA Board.

Treasurer: The treasurer is responsible for the supervision of all financial matters (depositing income, paying expenses, and paying grant awardees) and preparing a financial report at the end of each school year. The treasurer reports balances at PA Board meetings. The treasurer performs other specific responsibilities as deemed necessary by the president and the PA Board.

Community Development Lead: The community development lead oversees the grade reps, which consists of recruiting grade reps, outlining expectations and responsibilities, and providing ongoing support and information throughout the year. This position also can create cross-division and parent-specific events to promote community building.

Division Lead: Each division lead (Lower, Middle, and Upper School) represents their respective divisions at all PA meetings. The division leads consult regularly with the division directors to ensure that PA activities are aligned with division policies and initiatives. Each division lead establishes and appoints the members of temporary committees. The division lead performs such other specific duties as may be established by the president. Each division lead is typically in charge of events in their division. They appoint and coordinate with their event committee chairs.

Communications Lead: The communications lead consults with the PA board and the communications office on creating communications for PA events, as well as gathering and generating content for the PA’s section of the Panther Post.

The MPA PA holds board elections yearly in May, and an officer's one-year term runs from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. If you are interested in information about joining the board, please email pa@moundsparkacademy.org.

If you wish to contact a board member or committee chair, please consult the parent directory in Schoology for their contact information.