Parents and guardian leaders of Menlo's parent association

Parents and Guardians

MSPA Council

The Menlo School Parent Association (MSPA)

The MSPA, led by Menlo parents and guardians, is focused on developing community amongst families, students, and Menlo faculty, staff, and administration.

Funded primarily by parent donations during the annual enrollment process, the MSPA hosts a variety of activities and social events to foster community and connection. 

Throughout the year, there are several MSPA meetings organized by MSPA leadership for parents and guardians with the goal of informing the community about current activities and relevant issues on campus. Generally, there will be three Middle School specific meetings, three Upper School specific meetings, and two joint meetings. Watch the School’s e-newsletters for details.

MSPA Council and Committee Volunteer Structure



Reema Shah US, Laura Dholakia MS

Co-President Elects Erin Grant US, Divya Patnam MS
Secretary Cindy Dodd

Megan Ward

Mark Hochstetler (Assistant Treasurer)

VP Communications
  • eNotes (US) and zipNotes (MS)
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • MSPA Website
  • Grade Level Communications Chairs

Jennie Leavenworth


VP Community Building
  • Admissions Preview Days
  • Grandparents’ Day (MS) 
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Homecoming
  • Hospitality
  • Knight Navigators
  • Menlo Cares

Wiley Anderson


VP Community Outreach
  • Community Cooks (US)
  • Community Service Learning
  • Peninsula Bridge Fun Run
  • Peninsula Bridge/Valpo Bowl (US)
  • Special Olympics

Martha Phillips



VP Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

  • Parent Affinity Groups
  • EDI Strategic Plan Advisory Committee

Angie Kauffman

Amy Lit (Asst. VP Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging)

VP Faculty & Staff Appreciation
  • Arts Alliance (US)
  • Dance Concert
  • Drama Liaisons
  • Holiday and Spring Concerts (MS)
  • Faculty/Staff Children’s Holiday Party
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheons
  • Latte Mornings
  • Library Volunteers

Sarah Dorahy



VP Parent Education
  • Common Ground
  • Menlo Parent Groups 
  • Parent Education Conference
Erin Sanders
VP Parent Resourcing
  • Grade Level Teams 
Julie Clugage
VP Student Enrichment
  • Student Council Liaison
  • Global Programs and Studies
  • Lost & Found Coordinator

Gloria Gavin

VPs Nominating Meaghan Schaefer and Claire Thompson

MSPA Nominating Process MSPA Volunteer Opportunities

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