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Summit Parents Association

Every parent of a Summit student is automatically a member of the Summit Parents Association. The SPA is committed to building a strong and inclusive parent community dedicated to enhancing the overall student educational experience at The Summit.

The Summit Parents Association (SPA) supports the Mission of The Summit Country Day School and promotes a strong, integrated and diverse community of parents, faculty, staff and students to enhance the education of our children.

Through programs and events, the SPA provides opportunities for parents to connect with one another and make positive contributions through volunteerism. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get connected as a parent at The Summit.

A Message from Emily Ahouse, 2023-24 SPA President

On behalf of the Summit Parent Association for the 2023-24  school year, I’d like to welcome you to The Summit!

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My name is Emily Ahouse and I serve as your SPA President. My husband Dave and I have two sons who have attended Summit since Montessori. As a Summit lifer myself, and in my ninth year as a Summit parent, I know each year brings both new adventures and familiar traditions. I look forward to watching each child work to understand and embody the character traits of their respective grades, be challenge in their academics, grow spiritually, strengthen their friendships and develop teamwork in their athletic pursuits.

Best wishes on your Summit journey; the Summit Parents Association is here to help you feel part of our extraordinary community. Please reach out if I can answer any questions about the SPA.

Emily (Sheckels) Ahouse '98, SPA President 

Meet the Current SPA Board

The SPA Board is a group of parents committed to promoting a strong, integrated and diverse community among the parents, faculty, staff and students to enhance the education of our children.

President: Emily Ahouse '98
Vice President:  Jenny Price 
Second Vice President: Abby Workman
Past President: Christy Neyer
Treasurer:  Lonny Elfenbein
Assistant Treasurer:  Robyn Quintero
Secretary:  Ann Hunt
Montessori Chairs: Bianca Slater and Zulema Ghohestani

Toddler Chairs: Kendall Lallathin and Julie Wirtz
Lower School Chair:  Sarah Cherot-Abercrombie
Middle School Chair:  Anne Carlson
Upper School Chair:  Abby Workman 
Spirit Shop Finance Manager Manager: Abbie Rinehart

SPA Staff Liaison: Beth Bissmeyer | (513) 871-4700 x 239