Welcome to the St. Andrew's Parents Association

St. Andrew's Parents Association (SAPA) supports and enhances the school community through signature programs and activities involving parents, students, and faculty. SAPA organizes a network of grade parents as well as parent leadership and volunteer support for events sponsored by the school. In addition, SAPA provides an avenue for open, ongoing communication between parents and the St. Andrew’s administration.

Each school year, enthusiastic parents come together through our parent association to actively support and enrich the St. Andrew’s community. It's fun, supported by the entire St. Andrew’s community, and a great way to meet many of our fantastic St. Andrew’s families! We invite you to join us as a participant and/or volunteer, as it greatly enriches our sense of community.

All parents of enrolled students are members of SAPA. Dues are paid with tuition each year. Officers are elected each spring to serve a one-year term. SAPA operates under the general authority of the Board of Trustees and the 501(c)(3) umbrella of the school. The SAPA President serves as an ex-officio member of the Board.

Volunteer Opportunities

The St. Andrew's Parent Association (SAPA) invites you to share your ideas, time and energy to some of the many volunteer opportunities that enrich this school community. To volunteer, simply contact SAPA Vice President for Volunteer & Program Support, Karen Schneider, or fill out our online volunteer form.

SAPA Executive Committee 2022-2023

President Natalie Best
Executive Vice President Karen Schneider
Vice President Division US Andrea Hester
Co-Vice President Division US Karen Ansary
Vice President Division MS Jaime Hirschfeld
Co-Vice President Division MS Polly Poffenroth
Vice President Division LS Angela Sandford
Co-Vice President Division LS Swati Saxena
Co-Vice President Division LS Michae Godwin
Co-Vice President Division LS Martha Velasquez
Recording Secretary Susan Wachira
Treasurer Jessica Somwaru
Vice-President for Volunteer Support & Special Programs Loryn Blum
At-Large Representative Kelly Green Kahn


All St. Andrew’s parents are welcome to attend SAPA meetings. Time and format/location are subject to change. Please check the weekly newsletter for updated details.

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool (Age 2) through grade 12, located in Potomac, Maryland.