Meet Our Parents Association


Amelia Gunter

Vice President
Melanie Pellegrini 

Zeynep Orhan

Auction Co-Chairs:
Nikki Cohen, Darbi Shanker, Emily Unger

MLK Day of Service Coordinator:
Rachel Schecter

Book Fair Chair:
Amanda Burks

Spirit Wear & Teacher Appreciation:
Melanie Pellegrini

Parents Council of Washington Representative:
Stacy Shafran


Executive Committee:

Amanda Burks

Nikki Cohen

Jessica Grabler 

Amelia Gunter

Shivonne Jones

Zeynep Orhan

Melanie Pellegrini

Rachel Schecter

Stacy Shafran

Darbi Shanker

Nada Teshome

Emily Unger


The Harbor School Parents Association (HSPA) is a group of parents and guardians that help enrich the experiences of Harbor students and families. By sponsoring events and activities throughout the year, the HSPA strengthens and raises funds for the Harbor community. The HSPA also supports Harbor teachers and administration by coordinating contributions to the Teacher Appreciation Fund for the purchase of holiday and end-of-year gifts, as well as planning other staff appreciation initiatives throughout the year.
The HSPA has three annual goals: 1. To develop and foster community among Harbor families 2. To spearhead efforts of staff & faculty appreciation throughout the year 3. To fundraise on behalf of Harbor, with a focus on partnerships with local businesses.

Here are three ways you can help achieve our goals:

Sign up for AmazonSmile:

1. Visit
2. Sign in to your account.
3. Select The Harbor School as the charity of your choice.
5. Start shopping!
6. Add a bookmark for to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile!


Purchase Gift Cards through ShopWithScrip:
You get full value of gift card. The brand gives back and Harbor earns!

1. Go to or the RaiseRight mobile app.
2. Click “Join a Program”
3. Enter Harbor Code: 668AE7A443L74
4. Buy Gift Cards (Choose from more than 750 Brands!)
5. Choose for the gift card to be emailed to you or another recipient!


Volunteer or Donate:

There are many opportunities throughout the year to offer your time or financial support including:

1. Organizing an event;
2. Helping to coordinate teacher appreciation gifts & initiatives;
3. Donating to the Annual Fund
4. Volunteering your time to help plan the Annual Spring Auction


To learn more about what we do, how to help us, or any other questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Harbor School