Parents Association

Strengthening and supporting the Steward community.

The Steward School Parents Association exists to assist in providing a richer, deeper experience for our children as they learn and prepare for success in the future. To fulfill this mission, the Parents Association works to strengthen our community and help our school be a place where our children and parents will flourish.

As a parent and vital part of the Steward community, you are a member of the Parents Association, and we look forward to seeing you at our events, meetings, and parent education opportunities.

The Parents Association directly supports the Steward community in the following ways:

  • Coordinates activities and events that foster community building
  • Demonstrates our appreciation for the faculty and staff
  • Hosts programs for new families
  • Sponsors parent education and enrichment seminars
  • Provides a venue for open communication between families and administration
  • Creates fellowship among the parents of Steward students

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!


Parents Association Executive Board

Rose Mary Jordan, President
Wanda Welch, Vice President
Violet Cox, Treasurer
Jackie Reed, Treasurer Elect
Kirsten Bowles, Secretary
Christine Chapman, Secretary Elect
Jen Jennette, Past President

Event Chairs

PA Executive Board, Fall Social Chair
Wanda Welch, SpartaFest Co-Chair
Rose Mary Jordan, SpartaFest Co-Chair
Ann Slyh, Gala Co-Chair
Clay Reynolds, Gala Co-Chair
Jerry Sheikh-Yassin, Faculty Appreciation Co-Chair
Julie Herzog, Faculty Appreciation Co-Chair
Amanda Coulbourn, Family Bingo Night Co-Chair
Traci Qureshi, Family Bingo Night Co-Chair
PA Executive Board, Spring Social Chair
Jen Campbell, Premier Partners
Wanda Welch, New Family Chair
Kimberlee Magrill, Shop and Share Co-Chair
Deborah Sutton, Shop and Share Co-Chair

Division Representatives

Kathi Campbell, Upper School
Ritu Bhargava, Middle School
Jerry Sheikh-Yassin, Lower School

Faculty Representatives

Lee Healey, Upper School
Chris Petrie, Middle School
Susan Holt, Lower School

Lower School Room Parents

Kelly Frankenburg, Marchant—JK
Melissa Freed, Hathaway—Kindergarten
Margo Turnage, Strickland—Kindergarten
Claudia Ramirez, Willhite—First
Amy Hendrick, Haar—First
Jen Campbell, Lunsford—Second
Amanda Coulbourn, Taylor—Second
Julie Herzog, Loyd—Second
Kimberlee Magrill, Hayes—Third
Liz Meyer, Whitely—Third
Ann-Marie Trepp and Esther Fratkin, Tickle—Fourth
Mia Rene, Koppanyi—Fourth
Kirsten Bowles, Goodpasture—Fourth
Deborah Sutton, Coles—Fifth
Ellen McDonald, Covington—Fifth
Amy Ernst, Fox—Fifth
Carin Krawitz and Ronni Cinella, Pruitt—Fifth

Middle School Room Parents

Jen Jennette, Grade 6
Christine Chapman, Grade 6
Ann Marie Elles, Grade 7
Beth Barzel, Grade 7
Amy Ernst, Grade 8
Trish McClendon, Grade 8
Stacy Struminger, Grade 8

Upper School Room Parents

Kris Leverty, Grade 9
Karen Johnson, Grade 9
Violet Cox, Grade 9
Suzanne Shaia, Grade 9
Tracy Martin, Grade 10
Alicia Watkins, Grade 10
Lorrie Ann Booker, Grade 11
Laura Sims, Grade 11
Kathi Campbell, Grade 12

Interested in Getting Involved but Not Sure Where to Start?

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Steward Voices

Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
- Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14

Steward Voices

Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

Steward Voices

Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

Steward Voices

Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

Steward Voices

I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

Steward Voices

Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15

 

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