A Message from the Academic Leadership Team About Back to School Night

A Message from the Academic Leadership Team About Back to School Night

Dear Whitfield Parents,

Back to School Night is arguably one of the most important nights of the year for you as parents in our school community. Whitfield is a community whose success is built on a foundation of communication, trust and partnership between home and school. Back to School Night gives you, the parent, the opportunity to meet each of your child’s classroom teachers and learn more about what happens while your students are with us.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

Grades 6-12

6:15 PM Pickup student schedules, information packet and name tags

6:30 PM: Welcome Remarks | Woods Hall

Chris Cunningham, Ph.D., Head of School

Amber Ott, Parents Council President

Kathleen Kelly, Director of Development

Millicent Dohr, Associate Director of Development

Grades 6-11

6:50 - 8:30 PM: Classroom visits

6:50-7:00 PM:  class 1

7:05-7:15 PM:  class 2

7:20-7:30 PM:  class 3

7:35-7:45 PM:  class 4

7:50-8:00 PM:  class 5

8:05-8:15 PM:  class 6

8:20-8:30 PM:  class 7, if applicable 

Grade 12

6:50 - 8:30 PM:  Senior Year Overview | Dining Hall

Senior Teaching Team

College Counseling Team


For those who will be joining us directly from the office, we recommend bringing a pair of comfortable shoes! As you walk from one end of Whitfield’s campus to the other, you may gain a new sense of appreciation for why your student comes home tired at the end of day. 

Our dining services team, SAGE, will provide you with substantial snacks and refreshments to enjoy throughout the evening. Thank you in advance for prioritizing this important event. We look forward to welcoming you to campus tomorrow evening. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of us on the Academic Leadership Team.


Ruth Greathouse, Principal
Matt DiGiulio, Middle School Director
Sara Ringe, Upper School Director