The Ethel Walker School Parents Association (EWSPA) is made up of an executive board and parent volunteers like you.
Welcome to The Ethel Walker School Parent Association (EWSPA). As a parent or guardian, you, too, are a member, and we are so excited to have you along for the ride!
The EWSPA is extremely eager to kick off the school year with an array of social and educational activities for our students, as well as plenty of social engagements for the Walker’s community. We work collaboratively and are committed to ensuring a memorable, yet safe, academic year, while enjoying the camaraderie associated with it all.
Your volunteerism and creativity as a parent or guardian of a day student, boarding student, or international student is critical to safeguard the goals of EWSPA:
Please consider attending our Window into Walker’s meetings and learn how to get involved as an active member. We welcome all that you have to offer! This will be an amazing year for all!
Patricia Krupnikoff P’23
Toby Bolden Hudson P’24
Patricia Krupnikoff P’23 & Toby Bolden Hudson P’24
Karen Robbins P’24 & Alescia Ford P’28
Jennifer Lardner P’23 & Melissa Vega P’24
Jennifer Auger P’25, ‘26 & Darci Vallez P’27
Nicholas de Wolff P’23
Class of 2023
Patricia Krupnikoff P’23 & Heather Van Cara P’23 | Mallory Pasquariello
Class of 2024
Toby Bolden Hudson P’24 & Melissa Vega P’24 | Melissa Bernardo
Class of 2025
Marita Corrado P’25 & Christina Meador P’25 | Cheri Soule
Class of 2026
Jennifer Auger P’25, ’26 & Tobi Tranter P’26 | Jennifer Wall
Class of 2027
Daryl & Darci Vallez P’27 & Kiley O’Meara P’27 | Katelyn Martinez
Class of 2028
Shona Bradbury Kidd P’28 | Katelyn Martinez
Class of 2029
Thomas Miller P’28, ’29 | Katelyn Martinez
Nilda Lorenzatto Legassa P’23 & Barbie Butler P’28
Marcie Shaw P’23
Amie Rappoport McKenna P’25
Erika Miller P’25
Kim DeSio P’25
Julianna Capozzoli P’26
Shona Bradbury Kidd P’28
Kristi Martin Rodriguez P’24, Jennifer Auger P’25, ’26 & Alescia Ford P’28
Patricia Krupnikoff P’23 & Heather Van Cara P’23
Toby Bolden Hudson P’24 & Melissa Vega P’24
Marita Corrado P’25 & Christina Meador P’25
Jennifer Auger P’25, ’26 & Tobi Tranter P’26
Daryl & Darci Vallez P’27 & Kiley O’Meara P’27
Shona Bradbury Kidd P’28
Thomas Miller P’28, ‘29
Nicholas de Wolff P’23, Boarding Focus
Effie Ioannidou P’22, ‘24, Equestrian Focus
Ty & Elizabeth Martinelli P’25, P’27, Arts & Athletics Focus
Shuba Visweswaran P’24, International Focus
OPEN, Day Student Focus
The name of this organization shall be The Ethel Walker School Parents Association (hereafter referred to as “EWSPA”).
The EWSPA strives to build community within The Ethel Walker School by fostering connections both among parents and between parents and the School. The EWSPA also works with students and School administration to support their efforts at Walker’s and within the greater community. Additionally, the EWSPA assists the School in its fundraising efforts.
Additionally, the EWSPA strives to assist the school in its fundraising efforts subject to the EWSPA approval. Each member of the EWSPA Board is a committed participant in the Annual Fund.
Every Middle School and Upper School parent or guardian is a member of the EWSPA by virtue of collection of mandatory dues approved by the EWSPA board. The amount of the annual dues shall be recommended at the conclusion of each school year by the EWSPA Board and approved and collected by the School in September. These dues shall be used to defray the costs of EWSPA activities and other functions.
The EWSPA Board shall be responsible for conducting the general business of the Parents Association and shall consist of the following members: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Upper School Committee Chairperson, Middle School Committee Chairperson, All School Committee Chairperson, International Parent Ambassador, Boarding Parent Ambassador, Upper Day School Parent Ambassadors, Athletics/Arts Ambassador, and President Emeritus.
Terms for EWSPA Board members shall run from July 1 to June 30.
The eleven voting members of the EWSPA Board shall consist of the Executive Committee plus committee chairs and liaisons. The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. These members of the executive committee shall attend each EWSPA Board meeting or submit a report to the President prior to a meeting or any special session of the Executive Committee.
President (two-year term; advances to President Emeritus)
Vice President (one-year term, may serve back-to-back terms; Board-offered option to advance to president
Treasurer (one-year term; may serve back-to-back terms)
Secretary (one-year term; may serve back-to-back terms)
For each EWSPA Board meeting: schedules meeting room; takes and distributes meeting notes
Committee Chair (one-year term; may serve back-to-back terms)
There shall be five committee chairs: The Upper School Committee, The All School Committee, The Middle School Committee, The Nominating Committee, and the Athletic/Arts Committee. Each committee chair is responsible for:
There shall be four ambassadors: one for international parents, one for boarding parents, one for day parents, and one for Middle School parents. The role of the ambassadors is to be a point of contact for parents, the EWSPA Board and the Walker’s administration. The ambassadors are expected to attend each EWSPA Board meeting.
President Emeritus (non-voting position; one-year term)
The outgoing EWSPA President shall serve for one term as the President Emeritus. The responsibilities of the President Emeritus include:
During the March/April/May time frame, the EWSPA Board will present a slate of EWSPA Board candidates and officers for the next school year to the Head of School (or designee) for approval.
Amended Fall 2022
If appointed, a Member-At-Large will follow similar duties to other Executive Board Officers as needed and may be focused on tasks directed by Co-Presidents.
EWSPA Committee & Co-Chairs (Three Committees will be known as Events Committee, Student Activities Committee, and Engagement Committee)
Each Committee Chair(s) is responsible for:
Student Activities Committee
EWSPA Parent Representatives
For EWSPA Board Meeting minutes or recordings of past Window into Walker’s meetings, please email Co-Presidents Patricia Krupnikoff P’23 and Toby Bolden Hudson P’24 at email@example.com.