School Life

Parent Association

Welcome to the Parent Association. All CRS parents are automatically part of this association and we work to engage the parent community in all areas of CRS life. We provide opportunities for parents to meet each other, learn new things and support CRS. Through your volunteerism and engagement, the entire CRS community will flourish.

The amount of time parents are able to commit to volunteer activities varies; opportunities are available for whatever you're able to offer. Even if you have just an hour or two, we’ll help you find a good fit for your interests.
  • Provide parent volunteers to assist the school when necessary
  • Build and foster the CRS parent community
  • Educate parents
  • Serve as the liaison between parents and administration

Parent Association

List of 21 members.

  • Photo of Kate Paglia

    Kate Paglia 

  • Photo of Kristine Zizic

    Kristine  Zizic 

    Vice President & Admissions Liaison
  • Beth Newmark 

  • Erica Kelly 

  • Laura Owen 

    Community Service Co-Chair
  • Kate Dow 

    Community Service Co-Chair
  • Christina McCormick 

    Class Parent Coordinator & New Family Coordinator
  • Suzy Willard Rosenthal 

    Fundraising Co-Chair
  • Kara Gilbert 

    Fundraising Co-Chair
  • Photo of Robin Pedder

    Robin Pedder 

    Logo Wear Co-Chair
  • Nahed Shahabi 

    Logo Wear Co-Chair
  • Hayley Stokes 

  • Lauren Verni 

  • Will Rico 

    Social Media/Web
  • Emily Falotico 00

    Parent Education Coordinator
  • Lisa Sewall 

    CRS Fair
  • Lindsey  McElligott 

    CRS Fair
  • Kerry Earley 

    CRS Fair
  • Kate La Croix 

    CRS Fair
  • Christen Peterson 

    Parents Independent Network Representative
  • Photo of Sara Ginsberg

    Sara Ginsberg 

    Parents Independent Network Representative
Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

Charles River School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.