International Parents

The International Parents Group helps welcome and integrate international families into the school community. In addition to families with international backgrounds, we welcome families with an interest in helping promote global engagement and diversity.

2018-19 International Parent Board Members

Chair Michele Assaf Saleeby 704-534-0896 mcaassaf@gmail.com
Secretary Veronica Himmele 704-733-7546 verochav@yahoo.com
Lower School Rep Tundun Aborisade 980-207-9916 olatunduna@hotmail.com  
Middle School Rep Tatiana Gianella 704-773-5852 tatiana.gianella@gmail.com
Upper School Rep Mica Oberkfell 704-577-2532 oberk5@aol.com
Big Saturday Chair Vanessa Rosario  704-258-8483 eliasvane@yahoo.com
Parent Global Ambassador Brenda Reuter 704-421-5050 brendareuter@mac.com
Past Chair Ellen Gruter 704-534-0896 gruterellen@hotmail.com

International Parents Group Overview

The International Parents (IP) Board was founded in 1988 as the International Parents Group to help welcome and integrate international families into the school community.

Country Day provides a diverse and globally-minded school environment and the IP Board's mission and goals have continued to evolve and adapt to the needs of the community. In addition to families with international backgrounds, we welcome families with an interest in helping promote global engagement and diversity.

Our primary goals are to:

  • Assist international families in their transition to Charlotte and to Country Day.
  • Promote a mutual understanding between the school and parents by facilitating communication and providing a discussion platform.
  • Enhance the school's globally-minded culture by hosting and facilitating globally-themed initiatives on campus.
  • Encourage international families to participate in school activities and contribute their global diversity to Country Day.