Parents' Association

The kind of exceptional educational experience that we provide at Independence is only possible when our faculty, students, and parents go above and beyond. We have a very strong community tradition of giving back at Independence, and we hope that you will consider sharing your time and talent with the Independence Parents’ Association (IPA) to enrich our students’ experiences.

The IPA’s creation occurred nearly 40 years ago to provide needed programs and services for the betterment of the school community. Over the years, the IPA has raised and donated thousands of dollars by organizing and carrying out fundraising and outreach activities, which have supported enhancements such as special field trips, educational and cultural speakers and programs, yearbooks, and iPad carts.

In addition, the IPA established and manages our lunch program and sponsors initiatives such as school picture days and fun family events, both on campus and in the community.

Through all of these exciting opportunities and many others, members of the IPA foster a closer relationship among students, faculty, and staff to further strengthen the Independence education.


President - Erin Coomes
Vice-President - Katie Grieco
Secretary - Leslie Ferenz
Treasurer - Trupti Patel
IPA Liaison - Pooja D'Souza
Faculty Liaison - Laura Fallon
Marketing - Jenn Burns and Anne Reed
Advancement Committee Liaison - Jen Farabaugh
EC Representative - Marianne Archbell
LS Representative - Anju Martin
MS Representative - Jenn Powell

If you have any questions about the IPA or how you can help, please contact the Development Office at 302-239-0330.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email: