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Parents’ Association

Ruth Watakila

Every parent and guardian at Greensboro Day School is a member of the Parents’ Association. We partner with the GDS administration to support our teachers and students, build community, and provide support for school programs. The school is greatly enhanced when we share our ideas and talents. Each year, the PA plans several events that celebrate and enrich our entire GDS Bengal Community. We hope you will join us!

Ruth Watakila, 2022–23 Parents’ Association President

Parents’ Association Programs & Events

Below are some of the community programs and events that the PA organizes and supports each year.

Bengal Dash

This event brings runners and walkers to campus for a 5k run/walk as well as a kids’ obstacle course.


This fun afternoon for families is filled with athletic games, Fiddle Fusion music, food, games, and more.

Green & Gold Gala

This social event is held every other year and is a major fundraiser for the school. The Green & Gold Gala is March 18, 2023.

PA Cares

PA Cares helps families, faculty, and staff celebrate in good times and provides support in times of need.

Paws for Service

This annual day of service brings parents, students, faculty, and staff together to work with area nonprofits.

Teacher Appreciation

The PA says ‘thank you’ to our faculty & staff through all school events as well as other surprises throughout the year.

Under the Stars

This social event provides the opportunity for grownups to enjoy food, drinks, music, and more.

Parents’ Association Events

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Parents’ Association Board

  • President: Ruth Watakila
  • President Elect: Ashley Anderson
  • Secretary: Anne Godette
  • Treasurer: Michelle Lunney
  • Fundraising Treasurer: Gidget Hanley
  • Communications: Michelle Herr
  • VP of Community Engagement: Sabra Permar
  • VP of Campus Life: Katie Egerton
  • VP of Fundraising: Layne King
  • Spirit Committee Chair: Ashley Mazzei
  • Board Advisors: Brook Wingate, Kristin Carignan, Emilie Samet
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Get Involved!

GDS would not be the great school community it is today without the continuous support and volunteer efforts of our parents and guardians.

Volunteer Today!

Other Parent Organizations

MAD Society

Bengal Boosters