Albany Academies Parents Association

The Mission of the Albany Academies 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 purposes and to assist in its continued growth.

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  • AAPA Meeting Schedule

    Meetings will be held in the Schellenberger Alumni/ae Center located at 93 Academy Road at 8:00 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month (with the exception of 9/14). Street parking is available. 

    September 14, 2023
    October 5, 2023
    November 2, 2023
    December 7, 2023
    January 4, 2024
    February 1, 2024
    March 7, 2024
    April 4, 2024
    May 2, 2024


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  • Executive Board

    President - Alexis Clement P'27, '29, '32
    Vice President - Emily Casale P'29
    Treasurer - Trina Lucas P'25
    Secretary - Diane Lerner P'29, '29

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  • Room Parents

    At least one Room Parent per grade on each campus facilitates communication via email between The Albany Academies, the AAPA, and families to relay important information to parents. The Room Parent also coordinates and communicates with the Teacher or Division Representative about class/grade-specific activities (field trips, holiday parties, etc.) throughout the school year and shares information with parents.  They also help organize the classroom, division, or school community-building events and assist the Teacher or Division Representative with class-specific questions.
We have gently used uniforms for Lower, Middle, and Upper school students. Families can exchange outgrown uniforms or directly purchase items. 

To set up a time to visit the uniform store please email:

AAPA Positions & Descriptions

The AAPA is comprised entirely of parent volunteers. By assuming a leadership role with the Albany Academies Parents’ Association (AAPA), parents help to foster community among all parents at The Albany Academies for the enrichment of our students’ school experience.  Please see the position descriptions and responsibilities below as well as the current contact information.

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  • AAPA President - Alexis Clement P'27, '29, '32

    The President presides at both AAPA Board and AAPA general meetings and works closely with the school administrators, Room Parents, and committee chairs.  

  • AAPA Vice President - Emily Casale P'29

    Acts on the President's behalf in the President's absence and assists the President in the daily activities of the Parents’ Association.

  • Treasurer - Treasurer - Trina Lucas P'25

    Prepares the financial statements of the Parents' Association. Keeps track of all revenues and expenditures, and presents a report at monthly meetings.

  • Secretary - Diane Lerner P'29, '29 

    Takes attendance and writes and distributes the minutes for the AAPA monthly meetings and the AAPA Board meetings.

  • Arts Council Chair - Renee Hohensheldt P'25

    Works with a committee and the Albany Academies Arts Faculty to support arts at the Academies.  The Council assists with Splash! A Taste of the Arts, an evening parent-only fund-raiser for the Arts, and Celebration of the Arts (COTA), a school-wide celebration of all the arts offered at the Academies (this event is held on a Saturday in April).

    Chair - Renee Hohensheldt P'25 - rhohensheldt@gmail.com
  • Athletic Council Chair - Andy Safranko ‘91, P'23, P'26

    Works with a committee and the Athletic Directors to communicate information to parents, assist athletes, and help organize Legacy of Dreams, an evening parent-only fundraiser for athletics at the Academies.

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  • AAPA Lower, Middle, Upper School Division Representatives

    A parent with a student in the divisions he/she represents (AA/AAG Lower, Middle, and Upper School) will serve as the Division Rep for that division and oversee Room Parents in that Division.  Division Reps meet monthly with Division Heads to communicate parent/Room Parent concerns. They also forward any division-specific communications from AAPA or the School to parents in their Division or disseminate information through Room Parents. 

    Lower School
    • AAG - Kristan Pelletier P'32, P'36
    • AA - Matt Clement P'27, P'29, P'32
    Middle School
    • AAG - Leo Pulcher P'27, P30
    • AA - Tammy Pelkey P'27
    Upper School
    • AAG - Kaari Stannard P'23
    • AA - Trish Craig P'26
  • Fundraising Chairs

    Cara Milde P'26, '29 - carasofia@yahoo.com
    Carly Connors P'28 - carly.connors@yahoo.com
  • Room Parents

    • Efthymia Matthaiou - matthaiou.evily@gmail.com
    • AA - Theresa Myers - myerstheresa84@gmail.com
    • AAG - Anna Douglas-Blackburn - acdouglas@gmail.com
    • AA - Angie Graziano - amcgrath@caphill.com
    • AAG - GiGi Tracey - vatracey1@gmail.com
    Grade 1
    • AA - Tracie Brazinski-Flores - tracietilgner71@gmail.com
    • AAG - Kara Becker - kara.e.becker@gmail.com
    Grade 2
    • AA - Jessica Garrity - jessicagarrity11@gmail.com
    • AAG - Kathryn Cohn- kathryncohn@yahoo.com
    Grade 3
    • AA - Allie Stover - r AllieStover@gmail.com
    • AAG - Patrick Noonan - Patrick_D_Noonan@hotmail.com
    Grade 4
    • AA - Theresa Hobbs - hobbs.theresa@gmail.com
    • AAG - Kanika Johar - kanika.johar@gmail.com
    Grade 5
    • AA - Lynne Kimball - kimball.lynne@gmail.com
    • AAG - Patrick Noonan - Patrick_D_Noonan@hotmail.com
    Grade 6
    • AA - Jane Ostroff-Lin - janeostrofflin@gmail.com
    • AAG - Caren Kotlow - caren.kotlow@fastsigns.com
    Grade 7
    • AA - Stephanie Collins - sldoubleday@mac.com
    • AAG - Danielle Stokely- daniellestokely@gmail.com
    Grade 8
    • AA - Carly Connors - carly.connors@yahoo.com
    • AAG - Kristin Dinkels - kdinkels@gmail.com
    Grade 9
    • AA - Matthew Clement - matthewgclement@gmail.com
    • AAG - Stephanie Martell - stephaniemartell@yahoo.com
    Grade 10
    • AA - Trish Craig - parcierocraig@gmail.com
    • AAG -Elissa Smith - ejsmith92019@gmail.com
    Grade 11
    • AA - Melony Spock - melonyspock@yahoo.com
    • AAG - Kelly McCready - mccreadyka@yahoo.com
    Grade 12
    • AA - Jennifer Heidbreder - jennie_h@me.com
    • AAG - Sandra Doellefeld - svdoellefeld@gmail.com

  • Social/Appreciation & Recognition

    The Chair will organize gifts from the AAPA for any retiring faculty member.  These gifts are often hand-made artworks by Academies’ students or other student-created tokens.

    Chair - Trina Lucas P'25
    Cara Milde P'26, '29
  • Uniform Exchange Chairs

    Organize donations and sales of used uniforms at the annual summer sale and throughout the school year.  

    Leo Pucher P'27, '30 - leopulcher@hotmail.com
    Anna Douglas-Blackburn - acdouglas@gmail.com

    If you are interested in any gently worn uniforms for the upcoming school year, please contact AAPA President Alexis Clement.

Upper School Campus

Lower And Middle School Campus

Schellenberger Alumni/ae Center