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
       Barbara Schwarz
  • Taught in White Plains Public Schools for 25 years, and was a member of the PTA
  • Currently an active volunteer throughout White Plains, and former member of WP Hospital's Board of Directors

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

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

Our Board Members
   Michele Schoenfeld
  • 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
       Lydia Kris
  • Parent of one child at WPHS, and one recent graduate of WPHS 
  • Former PTA Co-President at MAS
  • Current Board Member of WPHS PTA


      Michael Donohue
  • Retired teacher at WPHS
  • Former advisor to The Orange
  • Parent of two WPHS graduates

      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.

  • 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 
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 two current Ridgeway students

       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
       Ann Edwards
  • Former Board of Education Member
  • Previously served as President of United Way of Greater White Plains, and White Plains Beautification Foundation

      Marc Sharff

  • Former Board of Education Member
  • Parent of two WPHS graduates


​About Us

      Donna Joseph
  • WPHS graduate
  • Parent of two WPHS graduates

      Silvia Viciedo-Andrade 

Pamela Geiger
  • WPHS graduate

  • Parent of current MAS student

  • Owner of a small business in White Plains