PAWS (Parent Association for the Westwood School)

The Parent Association for the Westwood School (PAWS) exists to encourage and strengthen Westwood’s legacy, in collaboration with the school and the community, by facilitating the investment of time, gifts, and services by parents, students, and faculty.

The PAWS can be contacted at

PAWS 2019-2020

Upper School Parent Coordinator
Melissa Holman

Lower School Parent Coordinator
Natalie Clark

Toddler Representative
Ariel Wang

Preschool Representative
Sarah Carabias

Lower Elementary Co-Representatives
Iskedar Adugna
Jennifer & Rodrigo Leal-Moreno

Upper Elementary Representative
Laurence Turcios

Middle School Representatives
Melissa Holman


High School Representative
Amy Franklin & Rajani Kandarpa

Fall Parent Social Hosts
Andrew & Jessica Kahn

Golf Scramble Committee
Scott Beck
Jim Bullock
Aaron & Jen Jacobs

International Festival Committee
Toddler/Preschool Chair – Laurence Turcios
Elementary Chair – Tamera & Alec Russell-Jones
Upper School Chair – Barbara Panza

Westwood Staff Liaison
Kim Worthen

Head of School
Heather Lourcey

“We believe that Westwood offers a unique combination of challenges and support to students. This warm and caring environment has helped our son grow academically and emotionally.”
—T. Kurtz, Westwood Parent