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Volunteer Spotlight: Abigail Sharon

April 21, 2015 by Sharon Samber (Community)

Abigail Sharon and family.JPDS-NC’s strength is due, in part, to the dedication of a cadre of talented and energetic parent volunteers. To learn first-hand about what motivates and inspires our volunteers, read the interview with parent Abigail Sharon.

What is your volunteer role?

Abigail: I produced and directed the JPDS-NC film and was privileged to work with the school’s amazing staff members.

Why volunteer at JPDS-NC?

Volunteering at JPDS-NC is a way to show our kids that when you value something highly, you work to foster its growth. We can show our children – in a tangible way – that we care about their lives and community so much that we are willing to invest our own time in it.

What have you gotten out of it?

Making this short film for JPDS-NC allowed me to really get to know the school on a deeper level in a short period of time. The experience reaffirmed that this is a phenomenal school.

Favorite or most memorable moment?

Eating lunch al fresco on the South Campus playground.

How has it impacted your family?

Our family feels like we’ve been able to put some of our love into the school.

Tell us a little about your family.

My husband Adam and I have two daughters on the South Campus. I’m a documentary filmmaker, and after years of working for networks, I recently produced and directed an independent film that is currently in the film festival circuit. I also have a full-time job producing for Voice of America’s Creative Services. We live in Friendship Heights.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you.

As a preschooler, I was in a group called “The Kishke Kids.” We performed numbers like “You Are My Sunshine” in flapper costumes at the JCC.

Volunteers play an important role in the life of our school. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents, please contact the Advancement Office.