Family Network

Family Network works closely with the Counseling & Wellness Department and sponsors an array of programs on adolescence and parenting for the Burroughs community. 

An arm of the Parents Council, the Family Network promotes communication and the exchange of ideas on adolescence and parenting. The intent is to provide forums for discussion so relationships may be built or strengthened among parents and between parents and their teenagers. Accordingly, Family Network programs focus on family relationships, teen development, peer and academic pressures, substance abuse and topics suggested by the Administration.

CO-CHAIRS: Julie Hyken & Kristin Scully

Secretary/Communication Liason: Suj Narayan
Counselors: Jennifer Jones, Grades 8, 10, 12; Sally Kilbride, Grades 7, 9, 11
Family Network Liaison: Jennifer Jones

Committee Meetings (Conf. Rooms 1 & 2)
Thur. Feb. 13, 1:00-2:15 p.m. (student panel & lunch)
Wed., May 13, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


  • The New Parent Mentor Program pairs families new to JBS with a current family to ease the transition to a new school, help them feel welcome and address questions about how things work at JBS. 
    CONTACTS: Tanya French, Talia Goldfarb

  • Parenting Together
    CONTACTS: 7th Grade: Stacey Breckenridge, Pam Holman; 8th Grade: Jessica Shuff, Monica Witherspoon, Elizabeth Purcell; 9th Grade: Lisa Sinton, MaryJo Zipfel; 10th Grade: Stephanie Walker, Sally Gelfman; 11th Grade: Risa Brown, Jan Luhmann; 12th Grade: Lyn Grace, Carolyn Petite

  • Book Clubs
    CONTACTS: Marni Dillard & Dina De Luca (Faculty-Led), Nancy Saccone, Rachel Wilkins (Parenting)

  • Parent to Parent
    CONTACTS: Wendy Panagos, Kelly Steinkamp

  • Health Days
    CONTACTS: 10th Grade: Ann Antoniou, Charlie Galvin; 11th Grade: Avani Nayak, Liz Philpott; 12th Grade: Diane Kalishman, Sharon Stettin