Providence Academy Parent Association

PAPA eBulletin Announcements

PA Ambassador Opportunities – – Sign Up Now

Providence Academy will have a presence at various upcoming events. Help represent our great school at these events. More details will follow, but in the meantime, please mark your calendars for the events and please consider being a parade participant or...

New PAPA Board

Thank you to all who attended the PAPA Open Meeting on April 27th. It was great to connect with new families at Providence as well as see familiar faces!  The two main purposes of our annual open meeting are to encourage nominations for the PAPA positions and to...

New Parent Connection Opportunity

The PAPA would like to invite you to be a resource for parents new to our PA family.  What better way to help integrate a new family into our PA community and build on our PA foundation than to be a part of our New Parent Connection program.  What is involved? ...

PAPA Board for 2022-23

As we begin to close out this school year, one important order of business for the PAPA Exec Committee is to solicit new members to replace the positions whose terms are coming to an end.  PAPA Executive Committee members serve for two-year terms and our primary...

Grade-Level Baskets for the Gala

The Providence Academy Parent Association is hosting the annual PAPA Gala on Saturday, April 30th.  Not only would we love for you to come join us that night, but we would also love it if each family could make a contribution toward your grade level's silent...

The 2022-23 PAPA Executive Committee

Mrs. Debbie Larson, President

Mrs. Debbie Larson currently serves as the PAPA President. She is mother to current fourth grader Lexie Larson. Debbie moved to the Twin Cities from Texas over 20 years ago after graduating from Baylor University and starting her career at Sirius in their corporate headquarters. Debbie and her husband, Michael, joined the Providence community when Lexie started Pre-K.

Mrs. Dani Johansen, Executive Vice President

Mrs. Dani Johansen serves as the Executive Vice President and served previously as the Vice President Lower School (3-5). She is a proud Providence Academy alumna (’06), wife to Erik, and mom to Wilson (7th Grade), Mabel (1st Grade), and Dora (Pre-K). After Providence, Dani graduated from University of St. Thomas and has worked in several sales and commercial roles leading to her current commercial role at Cargill. In her free time, you can find her spending time with family on the boat in the summer or snowmobiling in the winter.

Mrs. Ginger Anzalone, Vice President - Upper School
Mrs. Elizabeth Shnobrich, Vice President - Middle School

Mrs. Elizabeth Schnobrich is currently serving as the Middle School vice president. Elizabeth has two children who attend Providence. She is a clinical psychologist and has worked with children and parents. She has unique experience in working with schools to help children find academic success.

Mrs. Hilary Sanborn, Vice President - Lower School (Grades 3-5)
Mrs. Anne Jewison, Vice President - Lower School (Grades Pre-K-2)

Anne has three children at Providence, including a set of twins. She has been involved in PA by serving as a room parent, helping with Grandparents’ Day, and as a member of the Fall Fun Fair and Gala committees.

Mrs. Tina Wallman, Secretary

Mrs. Tina Wallman currently serves as the Secretary of PAPA. Tina has three children who attend Providence. She has served in many volunter roles at PA, including tour guide, PA Ambassador (for prospective families), and is a member of the Fall Fun Fair committee.

Mrs. Jackie Anderson, Treasurer

Mrs. Jackie Anderson currently serves as the PAPA Treasurer. Jackie has three children who attend Providence. She is a CPA and is currently employed at a public accounting firm. Her financial background will help the community as we continue to develop the financial aspects of PAPA.