Resources by Topic Area


Drug Prevention and Chris Herren Follow-up
Start off the School Year With Our Smart Start Tips!
Homework Hints to Start The Year
Meaningful Oppurtunities to Volunteer as a Family
Keeping Your Kids Safe Online/Family Tech Plan
Understanding the Teen Brain
Parenting Through Societal Pressures
Empowering your Preschooler
Get The Most Out of Parent - Teacher Conferences
Connecting Nutrition and Health
Connecting Nutrition and Health – Bite Size Strategies that work with Kids Handout

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 Meg DominoMeg Domino, PhD, MCHES

Executive Director

Meg is a Certified Health Education Specialist with a PhD in Public Health and has extensive…

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Alexandra “Bunny” Potts


Bunny has been an educator for over 30 years in both public and private schools. She has taught preschool and many…

Jake Kircher


Jake has been working with teens and their families for fourteen years and is a Licensed Minister. Currently he is the Next…

Julia Willman, KidPOWER Advisor

Julia is currently a second grade teacher at West School. She has previously taught…

Meg RollaMeg Rolla, MA, NBCC

Mentoring Through Drama Advisor

Meg Rolla is a certified school counselor for K-12th grade. Currently an elementary school…

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

Community Service Ambassadors Advisor

Jonathan is a Health and Adaptive Physical Education teacher at Saxe Middle School. On top of teaching, Jonathan has served…

ries CARES picChristina Ries

Christina is a certified elementary school teacher, who currently teaches 1st grade at Stratfield Elementary School in Fairfield, CT. She has worked with various…

Ann Whittaker – Co-President

Christine Moore – Co-President

Stacy Murphy – VP Communications

Geri Mohr – VP Communications

Suzanne O’Connor – VP Event Planning

Nancy Roeder – VP Event Planning

Kristin Dolan – Co-Treasurer

Jody O’Donnell – Co-Treasurer

Lauren Corbett – Secretary

Jess Flanagan – Parent CARES Coordinator

Serena Gillespie – Parent CARES Coordinator

Laurel Howe – Co-Networking

Michelle Riley – Co-Networking

Kari Shoemaker – Co-Networking

Deena Youngs – Nominating

Shelley Vogel – Past President


  • Jess Flanagan
  • Serena Gillespie

East School

  • Sunan Jones
  • Jamie Mohamed

South School

  • Elizabeth Keogh
  • Cristen Cottrell

West School

  • Jayne Benton
  • Michelle Bramwit
  • Michelle Seaver

Saxe Middle School

  • Christen Garcia
  • Kimberly Connors
  • Susan Greatz

New Canaan High School

  • Debbie Volpe
  • Jen Tchir

St. Aloysius

  • Kimberly McNamara

Country School

  • Elizabeth Keough


  • Laura Catherwood – NC Community Preschool
  • Erica Shwedel  – Playland Nursery School
  • Anna Diamantis – United Methodist Preschool
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