Welcome to Vermont Academy and the Vermont Academy Parents Association (VAPA)!
As a parent or guardian of a child attending Vermont Academy, you are now a valued member of the Vermont Academy Parents Association (VAPA). The mission of VAPA is to build community, foster inclusion of all families, and support Vermont Academy. Opportunities for parents to assist in fulfilling this mission are many and provide a wonderful opportunity to meet other families and have fun.
In our service to the school and its families, VAPA works closely with Vermont Academy staff and administration to sponsor informative and engaging programs such as:
- Family Weekend (October)
- Spring Arts Weekend (May)
- Family Friends (an outreach program for parents of newly enrolled students)
- Admission Ambassadors (a program for families of candidates for admission)
- Faculty Appreciation
The VAPA voice is respected by the school as the President of VAPA sits on the Vermont Academy Board of Trustees as a voting member.
VAPA’s main liaison with Vermont Academy is through the Advancement Office as parents become deeply connected to the Vermont Academy community during their student(s) time here and often want to make a lasting impact on the school. Tonia Fleming P’18, Director of Annual Giving, is happy to answer any of your questions.
The VAPA leadership team meets monthly throughout the year. The current team and committee involvement include:
President: Vaughan Hennum, P’20, P’22
Vice President: Francis S. Willett, C’86, P’21
Secretary: Jennifer Palmiotto, P’21, P’24
Class of 2021: (Senior) Nina Marchese, P’21, p’22
Class of 2022: (Junior) Jaime Higgins, P’22
Class of 2023: (Sophomore) Betsy Hart, P’15, PG’18, P’23
Class of 2024: (Freshmen) Lisa Bianconi, 2 P’08, 2 P’11, P’24
International Students: Kyongjae (KJ) Lee, P’21
Faculty and Staff Appreciation: Marty Hennum, P’20, P’22
Fundraising: Michele Powers, PG’21, P’22
Wildcat Pride: Michele Powers, PG’21, P’22
Arts & Music: Marty Hennum, P’20, P’22
Admissions & Retention: Vaughan Hennum, P’20, P’22 + Admissions
We sincerely hope you will consider getting involved. The VAPA e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Wildcats!
Vaughan Hennum P’20, P’22
President of VAPA