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Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School recognizes that a student’s educational needs are best met through a partnership among family, school administrators, faculty, and the Governing Council. The Parent Advisory Council’s mission is to build community and parent involvement through communication, information and advisement. We achieve this by:

  • Advising – Executive Director on policies, instructional and budgetary issues.
  • Engaging – Parents, Staff, Faculty, and the Community in the educational process.
  • Providing – information and resources to parents.

The Parent Advisory Council is open to all members of the Cottonwood community and we seek your involvement. It takes the whole community to keep our school strong!


Your Parent Advisory Council currently meets on the second Monday of each month in the beginning at 6:00pm. The meeting schedule is as follows:

General Attendance Meetings:

August 9, 2021 - Welcome Back! 
October 11, 2021
December 13, 2021
February 14, 2022
April 11, 2022
June 13, 2022


Core Team Meetings:

September 13, 2021
November 8, 2021
January 10, 2022
March 14, 2022
May 9, 2022


PAC Structure & Core Team Members

Chair – Louis G. Papponi

Co- Chair & School Affairs – Jessica Kennedy

Secretary – Lise Watkins

Advisor - Richard Hielkema


If you have questions or comment, please email Louis G. Papponi (PAC Chair) at or please fill out our information form HERE.