Meet our 2021-22 Parent Connect Board!

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  • Mila Anne Cridlig, President (Senior Parent)

  • Jennifer Ayala, Secretary (Junior Parent)

  • Alissa Gabriel, Treasurer (Senior Parent)

  • Samantha Boice, Member at Large (Senior Parent)

  • Sarah Hudson, Member at Large (Freshman Parent)

  • Stephanie Rico, Member at Large (Teacher and Parent)


  • Cheryl Gillette-Lunsford, IB Teaching and Learning Coordinator

  • Nirit Cohen-Vardi, IB Coordinator / College Advisor

  • Cameron Hord, IS Vice-Principal / Faculty Liaison

Monthly Board Meetings

We meet every second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon at the San Diego High School, room 806, or online.

Please see our Calendar for exact dates and times.

It’s a small but mighty commitment you can make to support our SDHS teachers and students. Board members attend Parent Connect meetings and help with actions that come up between board meetings, such as approving teacher expenditures or planning support events for parents with the PTSA and/or the school staff.

Parent Connect always welcomes new board members and will need at least 3 new board members for Fall 2022, including president and treasurer, see the board roles descriptions here below. Meetings are currently held online and will probably continue this way for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are truly grateful for the good will and dedication of the parents on our Parent Connect board!


Parent Connect President

The President puts together the board meetings agendas and leads the monthly board meetings, then tracks the progress of the foundation activities between meetings. Helps with fundraising, plus speaks at parent meetings and with school officials as needed.

Parent Connect Secretary

The Secretary takes notes at the board meetings and sends them out to the board before the following board meeting for review. These notes are approved at each board meeting.

Parent Connect Treasurer

The Treasurer manages the board's financial documents and the Quickbooks entries for the board, tracks all donations and bank balances. Reports on the foundation financials at each board meeting.

Parent Connect Fundraising Coordinator

The Fundraising Coordinator role takes the lead on fundraising efforts, such as the Parent Connect Gala or Give BIG for IB!, but all board members and volunteers help with the fundraising efforts.

Parent Connect Multimedia Coordinator

The Multimedia Coordinator supports the Fundraising Coordinator by setting up online auction software and training board members on its use. Regularly updates the Parent Connect website. Updates annually the Parent Connect brochure in English and Spanish.

Parent Connect Communication Coordinator

The Communication Coordinator sends Mailchimp e-blasts monthly and updates the Mailchimp contact list at least yearly. Updates annually the Parent Connect page on the SDHS Internet site plus updates in Caver Weekly and GMSDHS (Good Morning San Diego High School), as needed. Suggests Internet site and brochure edits, plus new ways of asserting Parent Connect presence on campus and online.

Parent Connect Member at Large

Members at Large are voting board members who contribute at their own discretion while learning about Parent Connect.

New Board Members Always Welcomed