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As an STA parent, participation in your daughter’s education is essential. With parent-daughter Masses and events, parent associations, and numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the year, there are many ways to get involved!

Contact Barbara Cusick, director of Parent & Community Outreach, with any questions.


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Star Parents Association

The Star Parents Association (SPA) is STA’s primary parent association. All parents are encouraged to participate in meetings and/or volunteer for events and committees.

Become a SPA volunteer

Thanks to all 2021-2022 committee members and volunteers!


Executive Committee

President – Jennifer Fortin
President Elect – Tatia Batz
Secretary – Kathleen Randall
Treasurer – Robin Rusconi

Class Representatives

Senior – Stephanie Freeman, Leonor Stockwood
Junior – Bebee Schloegel, Christie Walton
Sophomore – Tami Kelly, Samantha Kilgore
Freshman – Tiffany Garcia, Kate Reardon


Standing Committees

St. Joseph Society – Elliot Curran
Volunteer Coordinator – Megan and Greg Martinez
Father-Daughter Dinner/Dance – Grace DiFranco, Julie McCann, Julie Reib
Hospitality – Stacey Frisch, Melissa Fellows
Mother-Daughter Luncheon – Karen Nonemaker
Fashion Show Committee – Tiffany Meeks, Jackie Sessler
Stars Walk of Fame – Lori Miller
Grandparents Day – Beth Foster, Mitzi Pfannenstiel

Star Galaxy Committee

STA’s rich history of diversity and inclusion has been a key component of the Academy since its inception. Students, faculty and staff with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives enrich and enhance the learning process and help each of us to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are vital to succeed and live a meaningful life in today’s global community.

The Star Galaxy Committee is a standing committee of the Star Parents Association.  Monthly committee meetings will provide parents with opportunities for engagement with STA’s mission for equity.  In addition, the Star Galaxy Committee will provide opportunities for parents to participate in equity-related training and workshops.

If you would like to get involved with the Star Galaxy Committee, please contact Bri Walker, director of Equity, Outreach and Inclusive Education.


St. Joseph Society

All fathers STA students are invited to join this special organization. It’s a great way to become more involved in the education of your daughter through special events, social activities and service projects.

At the start of each school year, the St. Joseph Society sponsors a dad’s breakfast with the STA president. Check the online calendar for dates and times.

For more information on the St. Joseph Society, contact Barbara Cusick, STA Parent and Community Outreach director.


Fine Arts Boosters

Fine Arts Boosters (FAB) is an STA parent organization dedicated to the promotion and support of all areas of visual and performing arts at the Academy.  This includes music, drama, dance, arts, textiles and graphic arts.  We work through volunteer efforts and donations to support fine arts programs and projects throughout the year.  Our parent volunteers assist with ticket sales, concessions, publicity, receptions and much more.  FAB is committed to supporting our fine arts faculty and STA students in their endeavors.

Become a FAB member

2021-2022 FAB Leadership

  • OverallStacy Mayer
  • Parent class reps are needed for all classes–freshman through senior. Please contact us ( if you are interested in becoming a class rep.

Fine Arts Faculty

  • Lisa Dibble
    Ceramics, Ceramics II, Wheel Throwing, Raku Firing, Dyeing, Stitching and Sewing, Silk Painting and Felting, 3-D Design and Sculpture
  • Dianne Hirner
    Journalism, Teresian, Digital Photography, DART
  • Steven Perry
    Director of Choirs, AP Music Theory, Music Director (musicals), STA Singers, Varsity Singers, Choir Concerts and Festivals, Creative Grounds
  • Robert Pherigo
    STA Staff Accompanist, Piano Instruction, Praise Band, Musical Accompanist
  • Shana Prentiss
    Acting I and II, Improvisation, Speech, Playwriting, Musical Director, Play Director, Student Productions Moderator, Department Chair
  • Andrea Skowronek
    Jazz and Musical Theatre, Ballet, Musical Choreographer
  • Jazzmin Earl
    Drawing I, Advanced Drawing, Art Design Portfolio, Print Design and Digital Illustration, Painting, Graphic Design, Digital Photography

Pay online using an E-check or debit/credit card.

  • Mastercard payments are assessed a promotional service fee of 1.49%
  • All other credit cards are assessed a service fee of 2.75%.
  • Debit cards are assessed a service fee of 0.95%.
  • ACH (eCheck) payments are not assessed a service fee.

Choose one of the following options.

Application Fee/Registration Fee – You are able to pay without creating an account.

Other Fees – School-sponsored trips, yearbook ads, and other fees

AP Exams



Fine Arts Boosters – includes membership, flower sales, reserved seating

Taher Lunch Service/LunchTime account

Taher Inc. is STA’s on-campus lunch provider.

Taher has 40+ years of providing specialized food service to more than 300 public and private schools, universities and businesses. They are committed to the well-being of our students and will deliver fresh, healthy and locally grown food to our school.

If your daughter wishes to purchase lunch through Taher, you must first create an account and add funds to “LunchTime” using these instructions.

STA is not an open campus, so students are expected to dine at school, whether through Taher or by bringing their own lunches.

If you have any issues creating your LunchTime/Taher account, please email Taher’s Food Service Specialist.


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