Dr. Cottingham was appointed Interim Upper School Director in July 2021, and her Pingry experience includes three years as Upper School Academic Dean and a semester as Interim English Department Chair.
Pingry parents are welcomed into our community just as eagerly as our students. We also welcome their involvement.
We’re committed to keeping our families informed and abreast of the school’s culture, policies, procedures, and practices to enhance everyone’s experience. We also provide information about school events and opportunities that not only further a student’s academic success, but also benefit the entire family.
Please visit our School News and All-School Calendar often, watch for our weekly Big Blue Bulletin emails, familiarize yourself with our Key Dates, and continue the conversation on our social media channels! And, if you have any specific questions, please contact Jane Hoffman, Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving and Community Engagement.
The Pingry School Parents’ Association (PSPA)
As the official parent organization of Pingry, this group has one objective in mind: To increase involvement and create a sense of belonging for all members of the Pingry community. The PSPA is a financially self-sustaining organization, and all parents of current students are considered members.
Although its primary audience is current parents and families, The PSPA also works to build community with the administration, faculty, and staff by hosting a range of social events and informational sessions on the Short Hills and Basking Ridge Campuses.
The PSPA is overseen by a 12-member PSPA Executive Board, which consists of six elected positions and six positions appointed by the PSPA President, and meets monthly. Additionally, there are 60+ Advisory Board members in leadership positions who oversee individual PSPA events and activities.
What is the best way to get involved? Volunteer—your contributions count! It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and feel connected to our community. Whether you have a lot of time or just a little, your involvement is encouraged—visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to see how you might lend a hand. The PSPA values your opinions and looks forward to your active participation.
The PSPA holds approximately 60 events each school year. We couldn’t do it without the amazing 200+ parent volunteers who organize and execute for our school and, of course,
for our children.
A Message from the PSPA President
I am honored to serve as PSPA President for the 2022-23 academic year. It is an especially exciting time to be at Pingry as we start a new chapter with Tim Lear as our Head of School.
If you are new to Pingry, let me be among the first to welcome you. We are a diverse, vibrant, and committed parent community. Our parents and guardians participate in many ways to support students, Pingry employees, and one another. I am grateful to have been a part of this community for nine years and to have come to know many of you in that time. I look forward to meeting many more of you in September.
This year’s Executive Board has many activities planned— some long-standing favorites and some new opportunities to connect. In August, we will share more details. Until then, enjoy your summer and all the promise that it holds.
Lois Fitton P ’26
2022-23 PSPA President