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 Heather Willis

    Heather Willis 

  • Kelley Wigren 

    Vice President
  • Erica Kelly 

  • Kate Paglia 

  • Liz Gallinaro 

    Events Co-Chair
  • Hayley Stokes 

    Events Co-Chair
  • Photo of Sara Ginsberg

    Sara Ginsberg 

    Parent Education Co-Chair
  • Meghan Sass 

    Parent Education Co-Chair
  • Photo of Robin Pedder

    Robin Pedder 

    Logo Wear Coordinator
  • Nahed Shahabi 

    Logo Wear Co-Chair
  • Kara Gilbert 

    Fundraising Co-Chair
  • Suzy Willard Rosenthal 

    Community Service Coordinator/SCRIP Coordinator
  • Lindsey  McElligott 

    Community Service Co-Chair
  • Laura Owen 

    Community Service Co-Chair
  • Photo of Leslie Harlan

    Leslie Harlan 

    New Family Coordinator
  • Photo of Kristine Zizic

    Kristine  Zizic 

    Parent Admissions Coordinator
  • Christina McCormick 

    Class Parent Coordinator
  • Will Rico 

    Communications, Social Media, and Web
  • Beth Newmark 

    Communications - Newsletter
  • Christen Peterson 

    Parents Independent Network Representative
  • Paige Stowers 

    Fair Coordinator
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.