Much of the work of Padres happens through committees. Committees focus on particular needs within the Mundo Verde community or aspects of Mundo Verde’s mission. Committee meetings are open to all. Please come to a Padres meeting or email us at if you would like to join a committee.

Katya Semyonoya and Kristi Maiselman, co-chairs

Partners with Mundo Verde school leadership to raise funds that target specific investments in the school and its mission. See the Padres Fundraising page for more about this year’s goals and events.

Staff Appreciation

Anna Weaver and Megan Olsen, co-chairs

Focuses on ways to express support and appreciation to Mundo Verde teachers, with a significant focus on Teacher Appreciation Week in May.


Cara Hosler-Smythe and Sarah O’Connell, co-chairs

Supports the Mundo Verde Curriculum, Operations and Outreach Team to provide an economically, socially, and environmental sustainable quality of life.


Natalya Scimeca, co-chair

In need of co-chair

Aims to provide assistance and support for the school’s ongoing arts education program, and to encourage and support the school in plans to enrich the program over the longer term.


Neela Rathinasamy and Kim Elliott, co-chairs

Helps to ensure the Padres are connected through a variety of communication platforms to reach all parents, and to provide feedback to the school on communication with parents.


Allison Winter and Stella Chiang, co-chairs

Identifies and plans events and opportunities for Mundo Verde families to connect and socialize outside of school.

Room Parents

Melanie Ouellette Karlins, Room Parent Lead

Room Parents support teachers with classroom needs and activities, and facilitate communication between parents and teachers and between the school administration and parent community.

Culture and Community

Sarah Roma and Alberto Dominguez, Co-chairs

Focuses on building and supporting a diverse Mundo Verde culture and community based on trust and respect by addressing critical school-wide topics.

Alex Wisotsky and Cecilia Cupril, co-chairs

Identifies opportunities for the Mundo Verde community to join together in efforts to serve.

Academics and Learning

Jessica Leader, co-chair

In need of co-chair