German International Parent Association | Miami-Dade County, FL

Heidi Gruber

VP Sunset Elementary School

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Heidi was born in New York, grew up in New Hampshire and moved to Miami 15 years ago. Her husband is a Miami native and together they have two daughters enrolled in the German program at Sunset Elementary.
Heidi graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She worked as an occupational therapist for 14 years before deciding to dedicate her time entirely to her family and volunteerism.
Heidi was on the board and chaired various events at Plymouth Preschool where her daughters attended preschool. She served on the executive board of Beaux Arts of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami and co-chaired their “HandsOn!” community outreach program for two years. She continues to involve herself as a parent volunteer at Sunset Elementary.

Job Description:  VP Sunset Elementary School

The VP for Sunset is one of the most involved positions on the Board based solely on the number of parents and students who are involved in that program.  Like all GIPA school VPs, the position serves as the primary liaison between the organization and the school and the first point of contact for all issues relating to our programs at Sunset.  In addition to coordinating with the school on any number of fundraising and culturally based events, the VP works closely with the room parents at each grade level to ensure continuity of information throughout the various stages at Sunset.   The VP organizes the all-important First Grade picnic as well as coordinating classroom and parent participation in things such as the Oktoberfest, Deutsch-Land Global, Advent Kalendar, Lantern Festival, Nikolaus Stockings, and of course the annual GIPA Gala. The VP is also involved in the International Book Fair and with the year-round coordination of the GIPA library team at Sunset. Like all VPs, the position at Sunset is responsible for informing the board of activities at the school and for providing timely updates to both the website and newsletter editors about the happenings at the school.


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