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Help students achieve more by participating in the Parent School Council.

Palm Beach Day Academy is a true family school.

Parents are welcome on campus, and in classrooms, any day at any time. Their presence is particularly encouraged at Friday flag assemblies and other school events, including our annual Field Day.

PBDA teachers consider PBDA parents to be equal, valued partners in a child’s education, because family involvement not only maintains the high standards of the school, but also provides rewarding experiences for children and parents.

Parents are invited to show their support through participation in PBDA’s Parent School Council. All parents of enrolled students are members, and there are no dues.

The mission of the council is two-fold: fostering communication among constituents of the school community and serving the school in non-academic functions, which are always family affairs.

The 2019-20 PSC officers are:


  • President: Lyanne Azqueta ’84
  • Vice Presidents: Allyson Mashek (LC), Jennifer Johnson (Interim) (UC)
  • Secretary: Christina Macfarland ’98
  • Program Coordinator: Elizabeth DeBruhle (Interim)
  • Parent Rep., Primary: Tara Vecellio
  • Parent Rep., Upper School: Carmen Sosin (Interim)
  • Parent Rep., Lower School: Brandie Herbst
  • Past President: Amy Middleton
  • Faculty Liaison: Lindsey Kosarek (LC) Jim Gramentine (Interim) (UC)
  • Board of Trustees Liaison: Caroline Rafferty and Stephanie Carden ’79
  • Head of School: Fanning Hearon

More Information for Parents

  • Getting involved
    • Video: James Patterson from Palm Beach Day Academy. Watch now.
      Video: Katie Wandoff from Palm Beach Day Academy. Watch now.
      Volunteerism is a longstanding tradition at Palm Beach Day Academy, and there is an opportunity for every parent to get involved.
  • Lecture series
    • PBDA presents a series comprised of well-known speakers who address topics relevant to parenting in today’s world. Volunteers may help with mailings, event set-up or helping sell books the speaker wrote.
  • Community Outreach
    • Community Outreach is a school-wide community service program, and parents and alumni are needed to help facilitate it. Volunteers are encouraged to share ideas, help plan events and assist with the collection and distribution of donated items.
      Community Service
  • Lower Campus Special Events Committee
    • Members of this committee organize refreshments for the International Day of Peace flag assembly in September, the International Day Performance in February and the Earth Day Performance in April.
  • Book Fair
    • Volunteers for the book fair help plan, set up, work the fair and pack up.
  • Lower Campus Thanksgiving Project
    • Students help pack boxes of complete Thanksgiving meals for the families at Glades Academy in Pahokee. Volunteers are needed in November to support the events leading up to and including, the packing of the boxes.
  • Lower Campus Grandparent’s / Special Friend’s Day
    • Volunteers organize coffee and refreshments for this special day and set up a welcome table to greet guests.
  • Teacher Appreciation
    • This week-long event takes place the first week of May, and the committee makes sure this is a special week for teachers.

Notes from PSC Meetings 2019-20



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