The purpose of the Brookwood Parents’ Association (PA) is to foster a warm and welcoming community of caring and school spirit by facilitating opportunities for parents to connect through meaningful activities.
The PA is a parent-led group that works closely and collaboratively with all families, faculty, the Board of Trustees and the school’s Administration team to facilitate various parent programs and enrichment opportunities. Working closely with the Development Office, the PA also volunteers time and resources in support of the schools annual spring auction among many other fundraising initiatives.
Second to community engagement, the PA focuses time and resources on supporting Brookwood’s beloved faculty and staff. By providing funds for an array of faculty wish list items, faculty grants and faculty appreciation opportunities.
As a Brookwood parent or caregiver, you are automatically a member of the PA! There are a number of volunteer opportunities available to suit your schedule and needs. Becoming an active member of the PA is a great way to connect with other parents and contribute to Brookwood in a fun and impactful way.
Interested in learning more? Contact the PA Executive Committee by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION FOCUS AREAS AND COMMITTEES
Artistic, Cultural, and Curricular Enrichment:
- Art Display Committee
- Cultural & Curricular Enrichment
Community Development and Engagement:
- Parent Education
Community Outreach, Events, and Stewardship:
- Annual Spring Fundraiser
- Community Gatherings
- School Store
- Coffee Bar Supply
- Faculty and Staff Appreciation Events
- Faculty Grants and Wish List
- Book Fairs (Fall/Spring)
- Parent Book Club
- Library – Birthday Book Program
- Library – Volunteers
Parents’ Association Executive Committee
Gina Weishaupt, President
Gina Weishaupt has a son who has been at Brookwood since PreK. Gina, her husband Frank, Cooper live in Newburyport. Gina’s professional background is in business development and marketing. She was the Director of Marketing Partnerships for Yahoo, Inc and managed the relationships with Apple, Experian, Charles Schwab and Reebok. She now works as a non-profit animal advocate and served as the Board President for NEAVS.org for many years. She hopes to open a large animal sanctuary for animals that have spent their lives in laboratories so that they may live the remainder of their lives in peace and comfort.
Lindsay Bergeron, Vice President
Lindsay is excited to join the PA Executive Committee. She is married to Curt, and together they have two sons, Brody Brookwood student and Logan. Lindsay spent 15 years in the high-tech industry, working in procurement for multiple companies. Currently, Lindsay owns and manages Riversbend, a restaurant and event venue located in Essex. In addition, she and her husband own the Essex Marina. For fun, she enjoys boating and traveling, especially islands in the Caribbean.
Gretchen Knight, Vice President
Gretchen Knight joins us this year as a VP focused of Faculty and Staff Appreciation. She and her husband Paul live in Boxford with their 3 girls. In addition to owning a business, she works for a healthcare consulting firm as a Director of Strategic Analytics, helping health industry leaders formulate their strategies to provide exceptional, cost-effective care to the patients they serve. She is looking forward to leaning in to help the Brookwood community come together and support each other during this unique time.
Matt Plum, Vice President
Matt Plum worked in sales in veterinary medical devices, before moving on to the most important position he’s ever held: Dad. His two sons, Matt and Chase are currently in 4th Grade and 2nd Grade respectively. He was honored to be asked to join the PA executive committee, and he sees it as a chance to give back to both this School and community. He also serves on the board of a local land conservancy. For fun, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and getting outdoors.