Hello Albany Academies Families,
My name is Gail Rawson. I am excited to be the president of the AAPA.
For those of you that don’t know me, I live in Slingerlands, with my husband John, our daughter Jillian, and our son John (Johnny). Jillian will be entering ninth grade at Albany Academy for Girls, and Johnny will be going into sixth grade at The Albany Academy . Our family has been a part of The Albany Academies’ community for the past eleven years. We have encountered many wonderful families, and look forward to meeting even more as our journey at the Academies continues.
The mission of the Albany Academy Parents’ Association is to support our school by advocating for the education of our children, fostering a strong sense of community, and promoting a collaborative relationship between parents, faculty, and staff. Our objective is to help fulfill the Academies’ general goals and purpose and to assist in its continued growth.
As outlined in our mission statement, the AAPA board has a few goals we would like to focus on over the next year.
First, to continue to strengthen our community, by involving as many families as possible (current & new) in AAPA events. We will be mentioning this goal at our monthly meetings, and hope that over the course of the year, we see some fresh faces volunteering. Even though our meetings and events need to be virtual, I still encourage your participation.
Secondly, the AAPA will be working alongside the AAG/AA administration, Office of Institutional Advancement & Board of Trustees, to foster a positive relationship, with open communication.
We need your help in achieving these goals. Please make every effort to volunteer for at least one event, and invite a friend to join you!
You are invited to bring feedback, comments, or questions directly to me, or a board member. We will be happy to take information to those that can make change. If it seems to be a more individualized issue, you will be directed to the person that can help.
On behalf of our Board, WE promise to work hard to make the AAPA something we are all proud of, and something you will want to be a part of.
Thank you for your support!