The Derby Community
For Derby parents, "back to school" takes on a whole new meaning.
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.
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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"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
2019-2020 PA Board
Co-Presidents: Kristan Pavona, Rebecca Synnestvedt
Vice President: Jill Mazzocco
Treasurer: Allison Forrest
Secretary: Kim Millian
Communications: Jodi McVane
Pre-K: Jenn Mathien, Kathy Greaney
Kindergarten: Sarah Kadzielski, Jenna Leary
Grade 1: Mary Murphy, Maryanne Wetherald
Grade 2: Karin Monfredo, Catherine Varitek
Grade 3: Heather Hawes, Kate Holmgren
Grade 4: Jeff Alexander, Amy Wilson
Grade 5: Helen Ra, Heather Ward
Grade 6: Donna Ryan, Elizabeth Frattasio
Grade 7: Sue Daniello, Katie Steele
Grade 8: Sarah Cosgrove, Chelsie Olney
Girls Athletics: Emily Miller, Vera Rubeiz
Boys Athletics: Kelly Arevian, Caroline Counselman
D Team Co-Chairs: Kate Caulfield, Maura Harold
D Team–Lower School: Patricia Tai-Cioffi, Heather Ward
D Team–Middle/Upper School: Kelly Fleming, Jodi McVane
Derby Store: Lisa Fitzgibbons, Rachel Sadhwani
Faculty Cards/Fund: Kathy Greaney, Devon Smith
Faculty Luncheon: Jeff Alexander, Kate Finnerty
Green Team Co-Chairs: Lauren Cressman, Pam Sharpe
Green Team: Allison Doherty, Colin Doherty, Amy Wilson
New Family Coordinator–PS/LS: Jennifer Monteiro
New Family Coordinator–MS/US: Meagan Carson
Photo Day: Jenny Barrett
PIN: Jill Mazzocco, Lara Thompson
Upper School Semi: Chelsie Olney, Sharon Whitlock
Winter Faculty Event: Kate Finnerty, Kristan Pavona, Rebecca Synnestvedt
Winter Getaway: Sue Daniello
Fall Fair Co-Chairs: Donna Ryan, Gina Griffin, Rebecca Glynn
Raffle: Helene Drew
Art Tent: Audra Boyle, Kate Caulfield, Marta Noble
Food: Elizabeth Frattasio
Games: Jen Gannett, Zana Jordan, Jen Monteiro
Advertising: Christiane Fabrizio, Lindsey Merrill
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.