Parent Association

The mission of Carolina Day School's Parent Association is to work to support and advance the mission of Carolina Day School. Parent Association recognizes the reciprocal relationship among students, their families, the school, and the community at large. Parents contribute to each of these constituencies by sharing their time, talents, resources, and knowledge.

Parent Association is a conduit for communication, assists with fundraising, supports parent education programs, and provides volunteer support in many aspects of school life.

All parents and guardians of current students are members of Parent Association and are invited and encouraged to attend PA meetings/socials.  

Your suggestions, concerns and general comments do get heard and are what makes Parent Association and Carolina Day School better year after year.


A Message From the 2017-18 President


Dear Parents:

I am delighted to serve as Parent Association President this year. My family has been a part of the Carolina Day community for 12 years now (Sofia, Class of 2020 and Annika Class of 2025) and over these years volunteering in the classroom, on various committees as well as being an officer of PA for six of these years has truly enriched our family’s experience. We have made so many wonderful friends who will be a part of lives for years to come and we have been able to see firsthand how our teachers and faculty love what they do.

Our school has many volunteer opportunities to fit your interests and schedule. It is my hope that I get to know and work with many more current and new parents and that you and your family have a satisfying and rewarding year.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in learning more about our Parent Association or if you wish to put your name on our volunteer data base.

I look forward to serving beside you and I value the gift of your time.


Lisa Fox

828-776-9600 (cell)

Parent Association Meeting Dates 2017-18

This year, CDS Parent Association meetings have been slightly reformatted. The meetings will primarily focus on division reports from school administrators and then the business of our PA committees. 

All meetings will be held in the US Student Center at 8:15 a.m.

  • Sept. 14: PA Committees Meeting
  • Oct. 19: PA meeting with a special topic. "Academic focus and goals for this year and how it connects all divisions" presented by Jan Brabham (IBL Team Leader) and Meera Shah (MS & US Academic Dean)
  • Nov. 16: PA Committees Meeting
  • Dec.: No meeting
  • Jan. 18: Cancelled due to weather.
  • Feb. 15PA meeting with a special topic. "CDS Economics 101" presented by members of the Business team.
  • March 22: PA meeting with special topics: Director of Athletics Steve Henry will talk about our athletics program; and Jim Goodrum, Director of After-School Program and Director of Summer & Academic Programs, will share information about this year's revamped CDS summer program Camp Bell and a new Spirit Store. 
  • April 19: PA Committees Meeting
  • May 17: PA Annual Meeting

Looking for meeting minutes? These are posted in the Parent Portal of myCDS within the Parent Association tab.

Officers 2017-18

Lisa Fox

Carolyn Goldstein and Shona MacIntyre
Upper School VPs

Lynn Penny
Middle School VP

Lorena Wade
Key School VP

Swati Patel '92
Lower School VP

Gretchen Brown

Gretchen Brown

Carolyn Suess

Committee Chairs 2017-18

Jennifer Hull
Wildcat Spirit Committee

Holly Martin
Clothing Swap

Lara Franqui
Faculty Appreciation

Kristi Goodrum

Lee Henegan and Kim Everette
Friends of the Library

Friends of the Arts

Keelin Schneider
School Supplies Coordinator

Heather Cassidy
Sustainability Liaison

Volunteer Coordinator

Ways and Means

LS Member-at-Large

Ann Goosmann
KS Member-at-Large 

Susan Groh
MS Member-at-Large 

Marci Ciochina
US Member-at-Large

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