Leadership & Organization

Executive Committee

The Ramaz administration, in consultation with the outgoing Parents Council president(s), appoints the president (or co-presidents) of Parents Council. The president(s), in turn, select a vice-president for each of the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools, as well as the treasurer and secretary. Each officer is a school parent and serves for a two-year term.

2019-2021 Officers

  • Karen Cole, President
  • Gealia Friend, ECC Vice President
  • Abby Kaufthal, LS Vice President
  • Julie Kopel, MS Vice President
  • Dena Dubroff, US Vice President
  • Lisa Cohen, Stephanie Harary, Valerie Chabbott; Special Events Coordinators
  • Elise Kasell, Secretary
  • Amanda Katz, Treasurer


Liaison Committess

The Early Childhood Center (ECC), Lower School, Middle School and Upper School each has a liaison committee. These committees are organized to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas among parents, the faculty and the administration. The committees are comprised of parent representatives, administrators, faculty, the headmaster of each school, the school administrator and the school principal. Liaison meetings are held every six weeks in order to discuss parental concerns regarding the school, grade or class. Parents are encouraged to contact their liaison representatives with any issues. The liaison committee, together with the administration, review these concerns and, when appropriate, place them on the agenda for the next meeting. If a topic requires further attention or action, a committee of parents and administrators may be formed.

The president of Parents Council, in consultation with the administration, selects the liaison representatives for each grade. The ECC has three representatives per grade, the Lower School has four representatives per grade and the Middle School has three to four representatives per grade. In the Upper School, each grade has approximately six liaison members, representing a cross section of communities in which the students live. The liaison committee chairs and grade representatives serve two-year terms.

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