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Parents Association

The Dwight School Preschool & Kindergarten’s Parents Association's (“PA”) mission is to encourage and facilitate communication between and among parents, teachers, and administration; and to foster a sense of community and belonging for Dwight Preschool & Kindergarten families. Throughout the school year, the Preschool & Kindergarten PA organizes various events, such as our Fall Festival and Book Fair and school-wide initiatives, like our charity Winter Holiday Gift Program and Teacher Appreciation Week, to achieve its mission. There are many ways parents can become involved in the PA by helping to plan, staff and/or attend events, as well as serving as Class Representatives. PA participation is a terrific way to meet other parents and get involved in the school community. To reach the Executive Board, please email We look forward to working with you!

Click here to read more about the PA for Grades 1-12.


Chris Allen
Director of Preschool and Kindergarten

Colleen Brown
Associate Director of Preschool and Kindergarten

Ali Janiak
Associate Director of Preschool and Kindergarten


Nora Thomson
Director of Preschool Admissions
(212) 724-6360 Ext 708

Laura Charecky  
Preschool Admissions Associate
(212) 724-6360 Ext 707

Clara V. Mendez
Admissions Assistant/Assistant to the Head of Division
(212) 724-6360 Ext 748

Maryll Spahn 
Director of Admissions
Grades K-6

Liliana Rodriguez  
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades K-6

Melissa Andolina 
Assistant Director & Enrollment Manager, K - 12  
(212) 724-6360 Ext 207