Parents' Association

University School of Milwaukee’s Parents’ Association (PA) exists to involve parents in activities that support the school community. Every parent is a member.

The PA is an organization umbrella under which parents collaborate and share their time and talents to enhance the USM experience for students, parents, and staff.

The PA
  • serves as the foundation for a cooperative and inclusive parent body and encourages the Common Trust tenets of respect, trust, honesty, fairness, and kindness; 
  • engages and mentors parents as volunteers and stewards of the School; 
  • provides financial support for the School’s programs and capital improvements; 
  • collaborates with faculty and administration on shared objectives; and 
  • represents the parent body and its viewpoints. 

Firmly rooted in a rich tradition of involvement and support, the PA continually cultivates programs to best serve the needs of our ever-evolving School community.

Parents’ Association Board
The PA Board leads parent efforts to support teachers and administrators as they shape their children’s educations and lives.

2019-20 Executive Committee

President: Deb Pokel
President-elect: Colleen Polston
Treasurer: Yulia Jigalina
Secretary: Dora Clayton-Jones
Immediate Past President: Sara LeBrun-Blashka
Preschool/Lower School Co-coordinator: Liza Sadoff
Preschool/Lower School Co-coordinator: Juliana Elejalde
Middle School Coordinator: Cathie Torinus
Upper School Coordinator: Lisa Wright
Communications Coordinator: Cynthia McPhedran
Community Connections Co-coordinator: Brandy Ferrara
Community Connections Co-coordinator: Tina McLeod
Nominations Coordinator: Julie Sellars
Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Holbrook
Office Manager: Patricia Kauffman
Prekindergarten (age 3) - Grade 12 • Independent • Coeducational
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