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Tampa Prep Parents Alliance

Tampa Prep Parents Alliance (TPPA) fosters camaraderie among parents, provides volunteer support to the School, and serves as a liaison between the School and parents. Our mission is to promote the welfare of Tampa Prep and to foster a spirit of friendship and community among the parents. Our goal is to bring parents, students, teachers, administrators and staff together to help build a better and more vibrant Tampa Prep community.  All parents are encouraged to actively participate in TPPA-sponsored committees and events. We know that the involvement and commitment of our parents are vital to Tampa Prep's success.


6th Grade Reps: Lisa Blowers, Leslie Dowdy, Michelle Kapusta, Fran Silva
7th Grade Reps: Gina Arnold, Dana Macdonald, Moon Mills, Margarite Solomon
8th Grade Reps: Maura Kemm, Heather Rodriguez, Marie Stone, Laurie Winters
9th Grade Reps: Katherine Cosmas, Sherry Drinkard, Teresa Sutton, Jill Weinstein
10th Grade Reps: Janice Barnard, Susan Duic, Beth Monsour, Karyn Restrepo
11th Grade Reps: Virginia Damm, Chandra Henthorne, Janel Hutchinson, Rosy Lowenkron, Pam Ross
12th Grade Reps: Michelle Cherry, Claudia de Souza, Pamela Ianaccio

You can reach a TPPA Board member via our email address: parentsalliance@tampaprep.org.


Executive Board Meetings
Tampa Prep Parents Alliance (TPPA) Executive Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at school from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

General Meetings
 All Tampa Prep parents are invited to attend TPPA General meetings found on the School Calendar. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the starting time so parents can socialize and enjoy light refreshments.  Please don’t hesitate to come a little late or leave a little early if that is all your schedule will allow. Look for updates on this web page and in weekly newsletters for the dates, times and topic of each meeting.

Grade Level Events

Upper School students in each grade will enjoy a special lunch once per semester during the regular lunch hour, courtesy of TPPA. ALL upper school parents from that grade will be invited to participate in organizing these events.

Middle School students will enjoy a lunch and a treat each semester during the regular lunch hour, courtesy of TPPA. Parents are invited via email to come in to set up, serve and clean up.

Parent social gatherings for each grade level are planned periodically throughout the year. Attendees gather for lunch or coffee at a convenient location near school. Various days and times are selected to accommondate a variety of schedules. All parents in each grade receive an email invitation. Parent socials are also posted on the Tampa Prep website calendar for quick reference and are listed in the regular weekly electronic newsletter.

Special Interest Groups

Parents Alliance sponsors and facilitates several informal special interest groups for Prep parents. Participation in each group is fluid, and new members are always welcome. You may come to all or only some of the meetings as your schedule allows. For more information on any of the groups listed below, to indicate you’d like to participate in a group, and/or to get on that group's email list, please contact parentsalliance@tampaprep.org.

Book Club
Tampa Prep Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month during the school year at 2:00 p.m. in the large conference room at school. We like to read a wide variety of books and are open to new and exciting suggestions. Our discussions are always animated, particularly when we disagree about the merits of a book! And, as always, people are welcome to come even if they haven't read the book.

Terrapin Dads
It’s great to be a Tampa Prep Terrapin Dad! Why let Terrapin Moms have all the fun? Here’s your opportunity to meet other TP dads for socializing (not fund-raising) in casual, informal, no-strings-attached gatherings. We meet once per semester for social events, and we also organize tailgates from time to time to coincide with sporting events at Prep.

TPPA Board 14-15

: Sung Hochhausler
Secretary: Leigh Feuer
Treasurer: Barb Hood
Communications: Donna Hatton
Middle School Coordinator:
Dana Whiting
Upper School Coordinator:
Ashley Ise
Community Service: Laura Blair, Monica Canale
Faculty Appreciation: Supha and Jon Berry
Hospitality/Supply Coordinator: Dionna Doss
PEC: Elizabeth Harris, Interim
Book Club: Anna Castro,
Susanne Chabara, Karyn Restrepo
International Families Group: Carmen Tarantino
Outings Group: Katherine Burdge
Terrapin Dads: Jon Berry,
Rob Freedman, Tom Hochhausler

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  • Grades 6-12
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  • 727 West Cass St, Tampa, FL, 33606
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