Get Involved

The Magellan International School Parents Association (MISPA) exists because an excellent education requires the active involvement of parents working together with faculty and administration. All parents and guardians of Magellan students are members of MISPA and are encouraged to volunteer throughout the school year.

The purpose of MISPA is to partner with Magellan to creating a community of learners who are internationally minded and committed to service. MISPA focuses on creating a positive community atmosphere and enriching the educational life of our children.

How do we do this?

We create and coordinate:

  • Ambassador Family Program
  • Community Outreach
  • Faculty Appreciation

We provide general school support by volunteering for:

  • Parent Education Nights
  • Room Parents
  • School Wide Events

How can you get more involved with MISPA activities?

Throughout the year, MISPA and the school will be sharing volunteer sign-up opportunities through Join Our Class, Magellan’s communications community. Currently, MISPA is actively recruiting Room Parents for each class at the school. If you are interested in serving in this role, please submit your request by August 30, 2016.

If you have any questions or feedback for the MISPA Board, please email mispa@magellanschool.org.

2015-2016 MISPA Board

  • President – Ali Saigal
  • Vice President/President-Elect – Brandi Glasspoole
  • Treasurer – Sharmila Tumu
  • VP, Communications – Kirsten Billhardt
  • VP, Community – Karla Escudero
  • VP, School Partnership – Roberta Rocha
  • VP, Fundraising – Rosa Trachta
  • Room Parent Coordinator – Andrea Norman
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Ashley Gerdes

MISPA Member are elected in the Spring for the following school year.  If you are interested in more information or in nominating yourself for a role please contact: mispa@magellanschool.org.

Parent Education Series

The Magellan International School and MISPA collaborate to offer thoughtful opportunities to continue their own learning. Covering topics reflective of Magellan values and aligned with classroom units of inquiry, the Parent Education Series ensures that all members of our community are life-long learners.

Previous topics have included “Raising Balanced Kids with Technology” and “Respecting Difference: A conversation on raising compassionate children.”

Check the Events page and Calendar for upcoming events.