Senior Parent Gift


The Senior Parent Gift supports professional development for Penn Charter teachers. Prior graduating classes have supported this effort, ensuring that our children had excellent teachers dedicated to teaching in innovative, exciting and effective ways. 

The gift supports current and future PC students — some of them our own younger children! — and continues the tradition of outstanding teaching and learning at the school.

Senior Parent Gift Committee

Heather Baum P '23, '27 (Dabney)
Mark Butler OPC '97, P '23 (Mark)
Denelle Drake P '23 (Emerson)
PJ Maley OPC '89, P '19, '22, '23, '25 (Anna)
Laurie Rosania P '22, P '23 (Drew)
Ann Summers P '23, '26 (Olivia)
Theresa Zulick P '21, '23, 26 (Oliver)

six members of the senior parent gift committee for the class of 2023

Penn Charter understands the vital importance of adaptability and dexterity, and we encourage our faculty to teach for the future: to embrace creativity, collaboration, global partnerships, innovative curriculum, and technologies — all to prepare our graduates for tomorrow.

We attract and retain exemplary educators by offering competitive salary support and professional development opportunities to ensure the growth of great teachers. Ultimately, every investment Penn Charter makes in our teachers pays dividends to our students in the form of updated experiences, projects, and approaches.

Want to learn more? 

If you have questions or want to learn how you can be part of the Senior Parent Gift, contact Lauren Stabert, Director of Parent Engagement, via email, or at 215-844-3460 ext. 276. 

Ms. Noone is an exceptional teacher, mentor, and advocate for students interested in the Arts.  Her commitment to her students is evident in her availability in helping our son design his resume and create his portfolio. Additionally she guided him to submit a film he made to several Film Competitions in which he won 3 awards!Senior Parent
Ms. Fleming has been very helpful outside of math class. She offers extra problems and support when needed.Senior Parent

Valuing Innovative Teaching and Learning (VITAL)

One example of support for faculty that the Senior Parent Gift provides is Penn Charter's VITAL summer grant program, an exciting new model for faculty summer work. VITAL provides teachers with time and resources for research and collaboration that result in innovative curriculum.

As an example, this video highlights the work of our Teaching & Learning Center to inspire and connect teachers to each other and to new resources, leading to renewed consideration of our teaching methods and ways to improve student learning in the classroom. 

Thank you for supporting our teachers and their professional development!

Mr. Ford has fostered a love of music in my daughter.  He has encouraged her to go out of her comfort zone and try new things … instruments that are beyond what she thought she could play.  He has taken the time to work with her on learning these instruments so she feels confident when it comes time to play them in the winter and spring shows. Senior Parent


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senior year highlights

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Celebrate your senior, support professional development for faculty and staff, and show your appreciation for Penn Charter faculty!

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Thank You, Senior Parents!

Heather and Kevin Baum
Renay and Howard Bernstein
Kenyatta and Nicole Black
James Bolden and Nicolette Burgess-Bolden
Maria F. Duque-Buckley and Stephen Buckley
Nicole and Mark L. Butler
Paul Brady and Donna Capozzi
David and JoAnn Comitale
Samantha and Thomas Coyle
Todd and Denelle Drake
Kathleen and Ryan Egan
Heather and David Kay
Stefanie Langer and Jeffrey Dittus
Margaret and Patrick J. Maley
Kevin and Mary Jane McCain
Shannon and Brian A. McMahon
Beth Packel and Benjamin E. Long
Mary M. and Generoso C. Rullo III
Christopher and Lisa Schumm
Ann and Gregory E. Summers
Jennifer and Joseph Trautwein
Julie and Jason Whitney



Contact Lauren Stabert, Director of Parent Engagement, via email, or at 215-844-3460 ext. 276. 

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By the light of our charter

We See:

  • A school committed to continuous faculty development
  • Educators empowered to create and reflect on fresh methods
  • Students inspired by engaging, enlivening, ever-evolving teachers
two male teachers pose with musical instruments designed and made on 3D printers and laser cutters

How much farther can the light of inspired teaching shine?

Our commitment:

  • Makes possible hundreds of visits each year to our Teaching & Learning Center, a new model for professional development
  • Supports dozens of faculty-led pedagogy workshops and talks every semester
  • Provides funding for teachers who want to learn more, both at conferences and in classes