JTD Parents' Association

The John Thomas Dye School Parents' Association (PA) supports activities at JTD and helps foster relationships within the JTD community.
All JTD parents and guardians are members of the Parents’ Association. There are no registrations and no dues.

There are people of many different backgrounds on campus with many different talents-- and just as many ways to become involved in our community! Whether a parent has an hour to volunteer or wants a year-long leadership role, there is a place for everyone to be involved in the JTD community!
Leadership Roles
Each Spring, JTD parents and guardians who want to serve in a leadership role with the PA may apply to serve on the Executive Committee, as a Committee Co-Chair, or as a Room Parent.
These roles are filled in the late Spring and Summer for the following school year. Together PA officers and the committee chairs of the 19 committees, under the guidance of the JTD Administration, plan and execute over 60 events in a typical school year--coordinating guest authors, parent education speakers, Service Learning opportunities, our community gala and auction, the JTD Fair, and more!

The efforts of our amazing community are truly invaluable to our School. The Parents' Association sponsors opportunities for JTD students, faculty, staff, and families that support and enhance the educational, social, and financial needs of the School.
Parents’ Association Mission Statement
The John Thomas Dye School Parents' Association, which consists of all parents of currently enrolled students, actively works toward furthering the school's commitment to family and community.
In order to achieve this goal, the Parents' Association, under the direction of the school, plans and implements programs and activities for the students, parents, faculty and administration. These various programs and activities enhance the connection among all the members of the school community, as well as, raise funds on behalf of the school.

Parents' Association Board 2020-21

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Carolyn Shapiro

    Carolyn Shapiro 

  • Photo of Ashley Gissendanner

    Ashley Gissendanner 

    Board of Directors
  • Photo of Amy Fujimoto

    Amy Fujimoto 

  • Photo of Melissa Brackett

    Melissa Brackett 

  • Photo of Lekha Rao

    Lekha Rao 

    Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology
  • Photo of Emily Bold

    Emily Bold 

  • Photo of Jennifer Gold

    Jennifer Gold 



List of 18 items.

  • Art Docent

    Sandra Cohen
    Susie Comisar
    Jennifer Djawadi
    Klaudia Gallagher
    Carly Kimmel ‘88
    Leila Nasseri-Vavra '92
    Jenny Youn
  • Auction + Party Book

    Mark Armstrong
    Abby Berman
    Sarah Clossey
    Carolyn Giangiacomo
    Julia Harris
    Lauren Park
    Laura Solomon
  • Bocce Ball & Fun Run

    Avi Cohen
    Ian Fried
    Tom Gissendanner
    Kami Parsa
    Anil Ranavant
    KJ Singh
    Victor Yip
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation

    Meredith Chasin
    Danielle del Deo
    Morgan Ickovics
    Megan Velasco
  • Faculty/Staff Gifting

    Jen Pocino
    Juliette Steinberg
  • Fair

    Jaclyn Clifford
    Caryl Ingersoll
    Lezlie Johnson
    Reagan Rosson '88
    Taylor Van
    Ella Vaughn
  • Holiday Boutique

    Lina Cohan
    Catherine DeFrancisco
    Jennifer Djawadi
    Klaudia Gallagher
    Leila Nasseri-Vavra '92
    Lindsay Price
    Molly Sures
  • Hospitality

    Nilou Davidov
    Meredith Fried '90
    Kim Kuei
    Patty Padilla
    Irene Wu
  • Library

    Robin Hermanns
    Junko Ozao-Choy
    Rochelle Rose
    Laura Solomon
  • Logowear

    Raquel Dina
    Laura Miller
    Marina Sinaiko
    Jac Williams
    Amy Winsberg
  • Lunch on the Lawn

    Emily Bold
    Jessica Hayden
    Treadon Moore '88
    Dara Weeden '93
    Lindsay Weinstock '91
  • Parent Education

    Coral Aijian
    Dan Handman
    Amber Handman '85
    Halima Holmes
    Jessica Lloyd Gold
    Jordyn Lundy
    Aonika Thomas
    Sean Thomas
    Christine Tolbert
  • Service Learning

    Melissa Brackett
    Heather Braun
    Sarah Clossey
    Sandra Cohen
    Tammy Ratner
    Shari Rosenblum Botnick
  • Special Event

    Ashley Gissendanner
    Carrie Lowen
    Kathryn Parsa
    Lekha Rao
    Gregory Restum
  • Sports Coordinators

    Saurabh Jain
    Suzanne Kraus
    Mark Tronstein '90
  • Store

    Chris Campbell
    Alyssa Phaneuf
    Ken Seung
  • Sunshine & Social

    Candace Beraze
    Jessica Graham '87
    Ellen Shallman '87
  • Sustainable Uniform

    Hillarie Brigode
    Jennifer Chon
    Min Heui Cho
    SK Kim
    Julie Skatoff
    Phuong Vuong
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The John Thomas Dye School

11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811
The John Thomas Dye School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and 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, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.