Our Parent Community

The journey to Sterne School is a family affair and our community provides multiple opportunities for parents to engage and connect. We have a robust and committed Parents Association that sponsors a variety of gatherings, cultivates a supportive community and provides gateways for us to grow and learn from each other.  

Sterne School Parents Association
Mission: To support the school and build family connections through volunteer work, fundraising efforts, parent education, and the coordination of various events within the school community. 

Parent contributions and involvement allow us to enrich our family’s experiences while also supporting the Administration’s efforts to enhance the teaching and learning environment for our students. Our Parents Association President, leads this enthusiastic group of volunteers whose time, talent and treasure are appreciated on all levels. Whether a Class Representative, event Chair, or a committee member, parent support is integral to our school’s success and all are encouraged to get involved. Ares’s of parent engagement include:

  • Virtual/In-person Parent Socials
  • Grandparents Day
  • Parent Education Series 
  • Admissions Assistance
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Gala/Event support
  • Annual Fund Championing

Parents Association President: Karla Jones-Stone

Karla Jones-Stone joined the Sterne community in 2019 after she and her wife and son (and two golden retrievers) moved cross-country from Miami. Karla, originally from Toronto, Canada, grew up in Tampa, Florida and graduated with a B.A. from Temple University where she was also a proud member of the Temple Owls Division I volleyball team.
Working in Development & Marketing, Karla’s professional background includes employment with The United States Tennis Association, Flywheel Sports Corporate, The University of Miami, and Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. Karla is currently a full-time parent to 4th grader Quinn, an avid cyclist, and serves on committees for the National LGBTQ Task Force as well as the NCLR. 
Karla is looking forward to creating a Parents Association that is welcoming, inclusive & fun for Sterne parents this year.