Science and Technology Parents (STP) is like a PTA – only better! We work in partnership with the school to develop an inclusive parent community that supports students, teachers, and the administration. All parents/legal guardians with a currently enrolled student at DSST: Byers are automatically members of STP.


Current Leadership | 2022-23

Emily Solomon, STP Chair, has been actively involved at DSST-Byers since the very beginning and is a proud parent of Noah, a founding member of the Class of 2020. She and her husband, Jay, have four children (3 in college!) and their youngest is now a 7th grader at Byers. Emily is the Grants Manager at Keshet, and over the past 20+ years, she always has made volunteering at her kids’ various schools a priority. Recognizing that active parents/family members are the key to high-performing schools, Emily wants to encourage families to take advantage of the many ways they can contribute to our Byers community, helping ensure that all students thrive during their middle and high school years.

Julie Lund, STP Staff Support Chair,  is a nonprofit fundraising and communications professional who is the parent of a member of the Class of 2023. Her son has attended DSST-Byers since 6th grade. You’ll find Julie cheering on the men’s and women’s cross-country teams.


Dana Kang, Fundraising Co-Chair, is a parent to 10th, and 12th graders, plus an alum. Dana is involved with STP fundraising because she believes all our kids deserve stellar extracurricular activities and opportunities not afforded by the school’s budget.



Dana Choi, Fundraising Co-Chair,  is the parent of a 7th and a 10th grader in their second year at Byers. She is excited to join the fundraising team because, having a student in both the middle and high school programs, she has seen how the whole student body benefits from the extra funds STP raises. More than anything, she hopes to extend an invitation to every parent to join this amazing community of families supporting our Byers students and staff. We’re all in this together, and without you, we’re missing a key component!

Lori Barr, STP Secretary,  has a 10th grade student and has been part of the Byers community since he started middle school.



Natika “Tika” Rhodes, Co-Treasurer, is the parent to a 9th grader at Byers, as well as an alum. She has been a part of the Byers community for four years. She has more than 20 years of accounting experience and values the impact that parents can have on a school community.