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

2022-2023 Parents Association


President: Jessie Lubitz
Vice President: Emily Brooks
Treasurer: Allison Forrest
Secretary: Courtney Stephens
Communications: Lauren Frazier


Pre-K: Cate Brinch, Maggie Carter
K: Allison Duffy, Erin Orpik
Grade 1: Kirstin Medaglia, Meredith Gubitosi
Grade 2: Jenn Mathien, Kully Reardon
Grade 3: Melissa Kulpa, Jill Nordin
Grade 4: Lindsey Merrill, Kathy Greaney
Grade 5: Kathryn Corcoran, Marta Noble
Grade 6: Courtney Stephens, Sydney McConathy
Grade 7: Charlene Bregoli, Sara Ader
Grade 8: Elizabeth Frattasio, Tricia Materra 


Athletics—Girls: Kaitlin Brophy, Chezmin Neal
Athletics—Boys: Linnea Holmes, Katie Seeley
Derby Serves Co-Chairs: Heather Ward, Robin O’Malley
Derby Serves PS/LS Liaison: Michelle Vandamme
Derby Serves MS Liaison: Maggie Levy
Derby Serves US Liaison: Megan Hansen
Belonging at Derby Chair: Jenny Weymouth
Belonging at Derby Committee: Megan Hansen, Maggie Levy, Robin O’Malley
Derby Store: Kate Cetrulo, Alexis Voss
Faculty Cards/Fund: Meghan MacMillan 
Faculty Luncheon: PA Executive Board, Meredith Gubitosi
Green Team Chair: Nora Decembrele
New Family Coordinator PS/LS: Cristina Duggan
New Family Coordinator MS/US: Meagan Carson
PIN: Lara Thompson, Amy Gelnett
Upper School Semi: Chelsie Olney, Elizabeth Frattasio, Chez Coyle, Amy Wilson
Winter Getaway Chair: Lara Martin


Chair: Helene Drew


Derby Fair Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Frattasio, Eleia Haywood
Art Tent: Kathryn Corcoran, Marta Noble
Food: Jessica Sulprizio
Games: Lindsey Merrill, Lauren Mcelaney

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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