Derby is, above all else, a community - one that emphasizes the participation of students, staff, and parents. Whether you join a Pre-Kindergarten class for a cooking lesson, chaperone a Middle School class trip, or work behind the scenes at the Derby Fall Fair, you'll have ample opportunity to contribute to your child's learning environment and to become a member of a unique community.

For Derby parents, "back to school" takes on a whole new meaning

Throughout the school year, the Derby community has numerous parent-inclusive events. From September's Curriculum Nights, which allow you a glimpse at your child's new classroom and a chance to greet other parents, to June's Derby Day processional and the sweet closure it brings to the school year, you can participate in the full range of experience that Derby offers.

You may be surprised to find that your child's school community becomes an important part of your world, too.

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Parent Resource Board 

"Derby is a special place where we see our children excited to go to school and be part of a vibrant community where they may safely explore new ideas, develop meaningful friendships, and have a lot of fun." 

Maria and Rob Fawcett P’18,’19,’21

2020-2021 Parents Association


Executive Board:

Co-Presidents: Jill Mazzocco and Aloka Wolford
Vice President: Gina Griffin
Treasurer: Allison Forrest
Secretary: Sylvia Zurlo
Communications: Helen Ra


Grade Representatives:

Pre-K: Heather Hawes and Jessica Sulprizio
Kindergarten: Kate Caulfield and Allison Duffy
Grade 1: Robin O’Malley and Jenny Weymouth
Grade 2: Lisa Fideli and Mary Murphy
Grade 3: Karin Monfredo and Kateri Steele
Grade 4: Sarah Driscoll and Heather Ward
Grade 5: Liz Overbeck and Amy Wilson
Grade 6: Jenn Gannett and Di Garrity
Grade 7: Elizabeth Frattasio and Sylvia Zurlo
Grade 8: Sue Daniello and Katie Steele 


Committee Chairs:

Girls Athletics: Nancy Morris, Vera Rubeiz
Boys Athletics: Kathy Greaney, Donna Ryan
Derby Serves Liaison: Heather Ward
Derby Serves Committee: Kelly Fleming, Jodi McVane
Derby Store: Kate Cetrulo, Lisa Fitzgibbons, Lizzy Kass, Rachel Sadhwani
Faculty Cards/Fund: Sarah Driscoll, Allison Duffy
Faculty Luncheon: MB Barber, Allison Duffy
Green Team Co-Chairs: Lauren Cressman, Pam Sharpe
New Family Coordinator–PS/LS: Cristina Duggan
New Family Coordinator–MS/US: Meagan Carson 
Photo Day: Daria Johnson
PIN: MB Barber, Lara Thompson
Upper School Semi: Caroline Counselman, Donna Ryan, Sharon Whitlock
Winter Getaway: Sue Daniello 


Fall Fair:

Fall Fair Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Frattasio, Gina Griffin
Raffle: Helene Drew
Art Tent: MB Barber, Audra Boyle, Marta Noble
Food: Elizabeth Frattasio
Games: Mary Murphy
Advertising: Bronagh Hollywood

The Derby Parents Association

Every parent of a Derby Academy student is a member of the Parents Association (PA) at Derby. The Parents Association provides opportunities for parents to connect, communicate, support and participate in the life of the school by contributing their time and talents. Committed to building a strong parent community, the PA welcomes new parents, sponsors social gatherings, provides opportunities to hear from the school and outside experts on subjects of interest, and sponsors an array of student activities and events.

The Parents Association holds regular meetings and all parents are encouraged to attend and participate in discussions and decision-making.


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