Ann Edwards
  • Former Board of Education Member
  • Previously served as President of United Way of Greater White Plains, and White Plains Beautification Foundation
       Nicholas Wolff
  • 2014 recipient of The Sister Joan Haley Spirit of Compassion Award
  • Commissioner of White PlainsHousing Authority
  • ​Board Member of Thomas H. Slater Center
  • ​Family includes four generations of WPHS graduates

  • Past President of WPHS, Highlands and Eastview PTAs
  • Proud parent of two WP public school students
  • CSA co- coordinator
  • Girl Scout co-leader for group 2468 
       Lydia Kris
  • Parent of two recent graduates of WPHS 
  • Former PTA Co-President at MAS and PTA Board Member at WPMS and WPHS


      Meryl Stevens

​      Secretary

  •  Active PTA member and volunteer at Church St., Eastview, Highlands, and WPHS.
  • Co-coordinator of the Chess Program at Church St.  
  • Current VP - Membership for WPHS PTA
  • Parent of a 10th grader at WPHS.

      Silvia Viciedo-Andrade 

      Donna Joseph
  • WPHS graduate
  • Parent of two WPHS graduates

      Eileen Oleet

  • One of the founders and a past President of the Foundation for Public Education in White Plains, now known as Friends of White Plains Public Schools. 
  • Parent of three WPHS graduates.


Sasha Growick
  • Current teacher at Ridgeway

  • Parent of two current Church Street students

  • Girls on the Run Coach

  • PTA Teacher Representative

       Donna Louis


  • Currently employed as the WPHS Registrar
  • Former PTA Co-President at Church St, Eastview, Highlands, WPHS and PTA Council
  • Parent of two WPHS graduates
Our Board Members
Pamela Geiger
  • WPHS graduate

  • Parent of current MAS student

  • Owner of a small business in White Plains

      Marc Sharff

  • Former Board of Education Member
  • Parent of two WPHS graduates
  • Former Co-president of the Friends of White Plains Public Schools, previously known as the Foundation of Public Education in White Plains.


Ellen Epstein
  • Taught in White Plains Public Schools for 40 years

  • ​​Parent of two WPHS graduates

      Michael Kraver
  • Graduate of WPHS
  • Former Member of City and School District Shared Services Committee 
  • Former Co-Vice President of WPCNA
  • Parent of current Highlands student and current Ridgeway student

   Michele Schoenfeld
  • Former District Clerk for the School District
  • Former PTA President at both Ridgeway and Highlands
  • Member of White Plains Recreation Advisory Board
  • Parent of two WPHS graduates
       Barbara Schwarz
  • Taught in White Plains Public Schools for 25 years,  member of the PTA
  • Currently an active volunteer throughout White Plains.
  • Former member of WP Hospital's Board of Directors. Is an Ambassador at WPH.

​About Us

Jen Kline-Galkin
  • Parent of current WPHS student and graduate.
  • Active PTA member and volunteer  

The annual White Plains School District budget provides for a wide variety of programs and options for students.  BUT it doesn't cover everything we would like to offer our students to enrich their academic experiences.  That's where the Friends come in.  

​Founded as the Foundation for Public Education in White Plains in 1997, Friends of White Plains Public Schools is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers - including former school board members, teachers, civic leaders and parents.

      Doris Hernacki
     Vice President
  • Taught music in White Plains Public Schools for 35 years

  • Parent of two WPHS graduates

      Larry Geiger   
  • ​​​Former Board of Education Member 
  • ​Wife and both daughters are WPHS graduates