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: Pratima Murali
Treasurer: Liza Applegate
Parent Communications VP: Michelle Hand
Apprentice to Communications VP: Angela Rhone
Operations VP: Christine Moody
Apprentices to Operations VP: Tracy Crisp, Sabrina Carter
Standing Committees VP: McKay Mills 
Apprentice to Standing Committees VP: Marci Boyer

Parent Liaisons

6th grade: Samantha Wilton and Cindy Heidenry
7th grade: Mitzie Fenberg and Stephanie Baird
8th grade: Angela Rhone and Melanie Marks
9th grade: Sarah Kaye, Gillian Kuplent, Alicia Tessler, and Latrice Williams
10th grade: Amber Ott, Ashley Cook, and Heather Sanders
11th grade: Marla Ruff and Darci McCracken
12th grade: Limor Shacham and Marilyn Gannon


August 2020

Hello Whitfield Community,

On behalf of the Whitfield Parents Council, welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! 

As we begin a new school year in the midst of unprecedented times, it is an opportunity for us to find ways to keep our community connected. This year our Parents Council volunteer opportunities will look much different than in the year’s past. The Parents Council is a volunteer, parent-run organization that (in ordinary circumstances) 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, we will be looking for new ways for our parents to continue to support 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 donating your Schnucks rewards to Whitfield School, and by shopping through AmazonSmile. For more information about these opportunities, contact our Passive Fundraiser Chair, Rachel Rose (

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, even if it is virtually.


Shelly Edwards

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