About the Parent Auxiliary

The purpose of the Highlands School Parent Auxiliary is to support the mission of Highlands School as determined by the Board, help the families at various grade levels to come to know each other and to join in effectively promoting the school causes, support the school with its needs and to promote the welfare of the school through fund drives and other projects, help improve the school through mutual efforts of the parents, faculty, Board and Administration, and provide opportunity to enhance communication between the school and its families. Each year, annual officers and grade level parent representatives facilitate these activities.


A Message from our PA Chair

Dear Highlands Families,
 
Highlands remained at the very top of my gratitude list last year. I am in awe of the way our Faculty, Staff, and Administration responded to unprecedented challenges amid constantly changing circumstances. I watched “Highlands strong” evolve from a slogan to a mindset. It was exhibited in countless ways, day in and day out, both on and off-campus. I remain both proud and thankful for the way the Highlands community responded (and continues to respond) throughout the pandemic.
 
This is not to say last year was not hard. Last year was HARD. Last year felt hard because it was hard. It was hard on parents, on students, and most especially on our teachers and administrators. Let us give ourselves a pat on the back for making it through to the other side. This year will not be without its challenges. While we still face uncertainty, I remain thankful to face these challenges and uncertainties within the Highlands community.
 
I look to this year with a hopeful heart. A heart that eagerly awaits seeing both new and familiar faces back on campus. A heart that is ready to foster the connections and help plan the events that were missed so deeply last year. I look forward to working with you to create a year that is overflowing with the things we missed the most-  community, relationships, and togetherness.
 
As a Highlands parent, you are automatically part of the Highlands School Parents’ Auxiliary (known as the PA).  Welcome and congrats! The PA’s purpose is to uphold the mission of Highlands School, to help support the school’s needs through fundraising and events, and to enhance communication between the school and its families. We need your help—your creativity, your ideas, your energy, and your voice!  Please sign up for a committee or contact me to find your best fit. Please also mark your calendars for our three Annual PA Meetings. These will be held right after drop-off on September 27th, January 24th, and May 16th.
 
Thank you for making Highlands the special place that it is. I feel a tremendous excitement for this year and all the possibilities that lie ahead. I look forward to serving with you.
 
Warmest Regards,
PA Chair 2021-2022

    • Shea Seaman P'26 | PA Chair 2021-2022

PA QUICK LINKS

2021-2022 PA Chairs

President: Shea Seaman
Vice-Chair: Maryam Stevenson
Secretary: Katie Rogers
Treasurer: Jennifer Rushing
At Large: Alanah Melton

Committee Chairs

Parent Auxiliary School Support and School-Wide Operations 
Faculty and Staff Appreciation: TBD
Hospitality: Shilo Grover
Merchandise: Henna Budhwani
Parent and Family Engagement: Alanah Melton
 
Classroom and Curricular Projects
Library Coordinator: Hiko McGinnis
Room Parents: Narda Harp
 
Special Events and Fundraising Events
Auction: TBD
Book Fair: Amy Swindle English
Fall Festival: Ivery Lake
Field Day: Ashley Leavell
Spring Fling: Shannon Connor
 
Lend-A-Hand
Highlands Helps: Liesel French
 

2021-2022 Grade Level Parent Representatives

Family Center: Barrett Mann
3K: Natalie Zoghby
4K: Deborah Mai
Kindergarten: Natalie Zoog
1st Grade: Turner Dawkins
2nd Grade: Erin Price
3rd Grade: Jenis Dates
4th Grade: Hernando Carter
5th Grade: Betty McMillan
6th Grade: Todd and Kristine Edmonson
7th Grade: Jill Weeks
8th Grade: Gabe Matese
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.