The Drew Parent/Guardian Association (P/GA) is committed to enriching our strong and connected school community by encouraging involvement, supporting faculty and staff, and providing resources to the school. Every parent or guardian is automatically a member of the P/GA (welcome!). We are governed by an Executive Committee and staffed by a fantastic community of volunteers.
Throughout the year, the PG/A hosts adult education opportunities and social & community events. We manage the Drew Class Representatives (class reps) program, a New-to-Drew Family Picnic, and much more.
No matter your availability, there is a volunteer opportunity that works for everyone. Please reach out to us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: Teen relationships, current dating culture, how to be a trusted adult for your teen to talk to, and more.
Shafia Zaloom is a health educator, parent, consultant, and author whose work centers on human development, community building, ethics, and social justice. Her approach involves creating opportunities for students and teachers to discuss the complexities of teen culture and decision-making with straight-forward, open, and honest dialogue. Shafia has worked with thousands of children and their families in her role as teacher, coach, administrator, board member, and outdoor educator. She has contributed articles to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous parenting blogs. Shafia’s book, Sex, Teens and Everything in Between has been reviewed as “the ultimate relationship guide for teens of all orientations and identities.” It is one that “every teen, and every parent and educator - and every other adult who interacts with teens - should read.” Shafia is currently a health teacher at the Urban School in San Francisco, teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and develops curricula and trainings for schools across the country.
Drew knows and believes in teenagers. We engage each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.