About Us

Mission Statement

Parent Edge strives to facilitate conversations within and among families, schools and the greater community. To support that goal, we sponsor speakers and discussions across a variety of parenting and child development topics. We partner with a variety of organizations that share our mission. We strive to be timely, thought provoking and practical. We believe that active, informed parenting and teaching cultivates healthy children, healthy families and healthy communities.

What We Do

As a non-profit group and part of the Mercer Island School District PTA, we bring national speakers to the Mercer Island/Seattle/Eastside community on various topics directed at parents of kids in the K-12 age range. We are a team of engaged parents from the public schools on Mercer Island: Island Park Elementary, West Mercer Elementary, Lakeridge Elementary, Islander Middle School, and Mercer Island High School.

Parent Edge Policy Statement

Parent Edge believes that the latest scientific research and best practices in parenting, education and learning should be available to our community.  Parent Edge does not promote, endorse or offer our events as venues for any local or national political or religious group or collectively support any political or religious agenda.

Parent Edge School Representatives

Island Park Elementary: Carla Perla

Lakeridge Elementary: Suzanne McIntosh, Alex Schatz, Liz Evans 

West Mercer Elementary: Elizabeth Loiselle, Sara Tretheway

Northwood Elementary: Leah Gale

Islander Middle School: Maria Alberto, Erin Underwood

Mercer Island High School: Kathy Middleton, Lisa Stewart, Tracy Samuels

Mercer Island Preschool Association: Elizabeth Loiselle


Committee Documents:

Speaker Reimbursement Form

MISD PTA Council Reimbursement Form