Parents Council

Whitfield's Parents Council supports the school in its effort to cultivate ethical, confident, and successful students in a community of innovation, collaboration and trust.  Additionally, the Parents Council provides opportunities to enhance the sense of community within the parents and students of Whitfield.


Executive Committee
President: Shelly Edwards
Secretary: TBD
Treasurer: Liza Applegate
Parent Communications VP: Alicia Tessler
Apprentice to Communications VP: TBD
Operations VP: Tracy Crisp, Sabrina Carter
Apprentices to Operations VP: TBD
Standing Committees VP: Marci Boyer 
Apprentice to Standing Committees VP: TBD

Parent Liaisons

6th grade: Kelli Brown and TBD
7th grade: Cindy Heidenry, Samantha Wilton
8th grade: Mitzie Fenberg and Stephanie Baird
9th grade: Melanie Marks, Laura Corn
10th grade: Laura Dorris, Kathy Mora
11th grade: Amber Ott, Cassie Kampen
12th grade: Jim Koman, Jennifer Koman, Marla Ruff


August 2021

Hello Whitfield Community,

On behalf of the Whitfield Parents Council, Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! 

As we begin a new school year, still in the midst of unprecedented times, it is an opportunity for us to find ways to keep our community connected. We are very excited that we will have on campus Parents Council volunteer opportunities this year.  These may look different than in the year’s past, but we are excited to be able to be on campus again. The Parents Council is a volunteer, parent-run organization that collaborates with the school to support several initiatives including the Campus Store, Conant Cafe, and Dunne Concession Stand. Volunteers are also behind the scenes hanging artwork, preparing mailings, organizing meals for thespians, and providing support for numerous one-day events throughout the year. As parents and guardians of Whitfield students you are all members of the Parents Council and support its efforts through the dues you pay each fall

We all agree that a deep sense of community is what makes Whitfield special. Being a volunteer provides engagement with other parents, students, staff, and faculty, thus creating a well-connected community. Our collective efforts enrich the experience generated for our children and offer us the opportunity to even have a bit of fun together. This year as we return to campus for some of our volunteer opportunities, we look forward to supporting our faculty/staff and each other over the coming months, as I know many of you are eager to help. 

In the meantime, there are a few ways to support Whitfield utilizing passive fundraising.  We will try to continue our support of local restaurants by having “Whitfield Night” events where a portion of sales will be donated back to Parents Council. Other ways include shopping through AmazonSmile. For more information about these opportunities, contact me at (

If ever you have a question or something you wish to share, please feel free to contact me directly. I look forward to the exciting school year ahead and how we can all connect, virtually and in person.  I hope to see you around campus!


Shelly Edwards

Shelly Edwards (Chris '21, Caden '25)
Parents Council President