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PPA Executive Committee

Nora Eldessouky

Sumana Muddana
1st Vice President

Kim Trawick-Ermeus
2nd Vice President

Stacey Salas
Corresponding Secretary

Alaina Tonelli
Recording Secretary

Hamidah Thanawala

Chang Liu
Representative at Large


Meeting recordings

All PPA meetings are recorded for those unable to attend. To view a meeting recording, please log-in to My BackPack and visit the "Resource Center."


We're proud to be a school that feels like a family.

We make space for parents and students to explore the meaning of independence, to consider the responsibilities of being a member of both a family and a community. We collaborate with parents to cultivate healthy growth, productive habits, satisfying relationships and bright outcomes. All Peddie parents are automatically members of the Peddie Parents Association. Whether you are near or far, explore the many ways you can be an active member of our Peddie family.



Peddie Parents Association

Our mission

The purpose of the Peddie Parents Association is to support harmonious relationships between parents or guardians and the faculty, students and administration of the Peddie School, thereby contributing to the general welfare of the school.

Welcome to the PPA!

All Peddie parents are automatically members of the Peddie Parents Association - no dues or registration required. Our goal is to support all parents and to serve as a resource for questions or information throughout their child's Peddie journey, so please don't hesitate to contact any one of us if we can be of help.

We encourage you to get involved in our organization - there is no better way to experience the warmth and energy of the Peddie community than by jumping in to attend and/or volunteer at events. Whether you live close by or far away, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in ways that fit your schedule. See below for a listing of PPA events and ways that you can be a part of our efforts.

Ala viva!

Nora Eldessouky
President, Peddie Parents Association




Celebrate the holidays in New York City with Peddie friends and family! Alumni, parents and friends are invited to join us for the annual Holiday Party to be held on Tuesday, December 10 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Monarch Rooftop. Hosted by Clyde and Julia Choi P'21, registration includes open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. $45 for those who register by December 9, $50 same day registration. The venue requires identification for entrance, so please bring ID! Questions? email Laura-Lee Hensle Radtke '92 P'22, director of special events, at


Caspersen History House, Efros Auditorium
Get Involved!

There are myriad ways that you can be a part of the PPA from near and far;
take a look below and choose what works best for you.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to become involved in Peddie Parents Association activities, whether your student is a boarding or a day student. We welcome ALL parents, guardians and host families! Some of the committees run events that directly involve the students (a great way to stay connected), while a few others support the faculty and parents. Boarding parents can participate in many ways from home or at times when you are visiting your student on campus.

If you would like to be involved in any of the PPA activities, please contact the appropriate committee chair with your preferred email and phone number.

Blair Day

Saturday, November 2, 2019

This committee plans activities for Blair Day, including organizing a Tailgate Party, catering for Peddie parents and students, etc. Time Commitment: short term (October-November)

Chairs: Jill Beggs and Kristin Morris


Faculty & Staff Appreciation/Sunshine Committee

Throughout the school year.

This committee plans and hosts several events during the school year to show support and appreciation for Peddie faculty and staff.

Chairs: Teresa Cunningham, Alison Radigan, Michelle Bailey and Anna Kats

Golf Outing


This committee plans the always popular Parent Golf Outing Social at Peddie’s beautiful course, held on the Friday of Parents’ Weekend. The committee plans tee times, prizes and food for the event. Time Commitment: September

Chair: Rick Beggs

Performing and Fine Arts

Throughout the school year

This committee provides refreshments in the theater lobby for guests attending student performances and also provides receptions for performers and artists after recitals, concerts and art showings. Time Commitment: You can volunteer for as few or as many events as you wish throughout the year.

Chairs: Kathy Drake, Connie Bertuccio and
Sunita Moni

Pre-prom Event

Thursday, May 21, 2020

This is a great committee for freshman and sophomore parents! This committee organizes refreshments for the students and parents, and sets up photo opportunities on the Peddie campus, before the Junior/Senior Class Prom.

Time Commitment: April-May

Princeton Common Ground

Throughout the school year

Volunteers promote the schedule of Princeton Common Ground, which is a group of fifteen area independent schools that present three innovative speakers each year. The lectures discuss timely topics and promote community among participants.

Chairs: Kim Trawick-Ermeus and Lavanya Hari

Spring Social

Saturday, April 25, 2020
This committee plans and volunteers during the spring social, held during the spring Parents Weekend. Volunteers are needed both ahead of time as well as the night of the social.

Student Treats

Throughout the school year.

This committee provides treats for the entire student body to celebrate holidays during the school year.

Chair: Trish Dorey, Sumana Muddana

Vespers Reception

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

This committee prepares and decorates the Annenberg Science Center for the holiday reception following the Vespers service in Ayer Memorial Chapel. Volunteers needed in advance and following event. Time commitment: a couple of hours on the evening of the event.

Chair: Stacey Salas

Class Representatives

With each incoming Freshman Class, two parents serve as representatives for the class throughout their four years at Peddie. These parents support the PPA by addressing new parents at orientation meetings, organizing an annual class social, and creating an additional connection between parents and the Peddie Community.

Class of 2020
Connie and Ted Bertuccio: 732-236-7636
Kathy and Bob Drake: 732-792-0708

Class of 2021
Bhavna and Sundeep Kumar: 917-656-5276
Alaina and Matthew Tonelli: 609-306-4950

Class of 2022
Irene and Ed Hale: 732-814-9777
Alison and Robert Radigan: 609-371-2447

Class of 2023
Debora and Vincent Codella 732-586-8273
Nara and Eric Tamm 609-897-9405