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Leadership

2019-20 Executive Board

President Nicole Di Resta

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  • Mother of three children, one at Churchill, one at Cabin John, and one at Seven Locks.
  • We have been in the Churchill cluster for 7 years and I have volunteered in numerous roles inside the classrooms, on field trips, Girl Scout leader, and as a Cluster Coordinator for the Churchill Cluster.
  • For the past year, I was one of the VP’s on the Cabin John PTSA leading such efforts as after school activities and the SchoolKidz Supply drive.
  • My professional career has been spent working for and with Congress and the Executive Branch on a variety of issues.
  • I am looking forward to continuing the work with Cabin John and the school community to create opportunities for students and the school, share information, and become involved in a number of school efforts.

Secretary Micaela Iantorno

  • I have 3 kids: Michele (Mickey) in 7th grade, Marialuna in 5th grade at BMES and Vittorio who is just 15 months.
  • We have lived in the area for 5 years and I have volunteered in several activities for PTA, classroom, field trips, Girls Scout etc.
  • I am a physician specialized in Interventional Cardiology.
  • Despite a career that keeps me busy day and night I strongly believe that volunteering and engaging more actively in school activities will inspire not only our kids to follow a strong role model but will also have the potential to impact our community to
    create a stronger basis for our kids personal and professional growth.

1st Cluster Rep Jordan Grant

2nd Cluster Rep Aruna Madakasira

1st Vice President Chris Engel

  • Father of two boys: Lucca (7th grade at Cabin John) and David (10th grade at Wootton)
  • We enjoy volunteering in various community and school events – Terps Against Hunger, field trips, Outdoor Ed, International Night, AFS and pretty much any activity involving our two boys
  • My professional career has been spent at Verizon, where I have worked for the past 20 years in various roles in management on the wireline and network side of the business
  • I’m excited about supporting the Cabin John school community in my new role on the PTSA

2nd Vice President Jennifer Sprague-Hilderbrand

  • I have five children: Kendall (7th Grade) and Warner (6th Grade) at Cabin John, Tripp (7th Grade) and Anna (4th Grade) in the Heyfield Virginia School District and Bennett (16 months).
  • Over the years, I have had the pleasure of volunteering as room parent, a chaperone on various field trips, and participating during the yearly school book sale.
  • My professional career has been spent working for various government agencies. Since 2005, I have worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service.
  • While the five kids and full-time job keep me busy, I truly believe staying involved in my children’s school and various activities is so important for them and the community in which they belong. I am excited to participate on the PTA and join the wonderful team at Cabin John!

Treasurer Lucy Lin

  • I have three daughters, two are in cabin john this school year. Selena in 8th grade and Sonia in 6th grade.
  • Over the past several years, I have enjoyed many volunteering opportunities at Asburton and Seven Locks, especially I have organized over 30 workshops for parent’s education in the Hope Chinese school as well as the different roles in my church for 17 years.
  • I have achieved my MBA in Finance and the certificate of medical coder/abstractor, have worked financial related jobs in the financial private sector, media company and healthcare fields. Currently I am a full-time mom.
  • I believe it is more blessed to give than to receive.

2019-20 MCCPTA Delegates

  • Lang Lin
  • Prashila Dullabh

Committees

COMMITTEE or POSITION
2019-20 CHAIR(S)
DESCRIPTION
After School Activities
Plan, organize, market special after school programs
Book Fair
Organize book fair: negotiate contract, volunteers -One book fair planned for 2019-2020
Box Tops Chair
Advertise and implement Box Tops drive
Bylaws Chair
not needed this year
PTSA bylaws are up for revision in spring 2018
Churchill Cluster Coordinator
Coordinate with Churchill cluster; MCCPTA position
Community Service Days
Organize community service (SSL) volunteer days for CJMS students, staff and families
Communications Chair
Coordinates all announcements and posts them to the PTSA website through an intuitive WordPress editor. All posts will get disseminated automatically as a weekly email to subscribers. Maintains the events listings on the PTSA website calendar. Web skills NOT necessary. Training provided if requested. Help post upcoming events and articles of interest to our community on the CJMS FB page
Directory
Coordinate production of Student Directory
GT Liaison
*OPEN*
Advocate for GT issues.
International Night
Organize CJMS International Night – celebration of cultures!
First Lego League
Parent run activity
NAACP Liaison
Liaison between PTSA, CJMS, and NAACP Parents’ council
Nominating Committee
*OPEN, *OPEN*, *OPEN*
3 volunteers to help vet a board for the upcoming year
Odyssey of the Mind school coordinator
Liaison between Odyssey of the Mind and school, coordinating teacher(s), students and materials for competition
Membership
Organize membership campaign (starts Aug)
Model United Nations
After School Activity coordination
Principal’s Teas
Arrange the three grade-level Principal’s Teas
Reflections Art Contest
*OPEN*
Promote, oversee and coordinate Reflections Art program
Restaurant Night Spirit Night
Organize, promote and run 2-3 local restaurant spirit nights
Safety Chair
Liaison with MCPS and CJMS for concerns over school safety
School Supply Kit Fundraiser
Manage School Supply Kit fundraiser
School Store Chair
Chris Engel and others
Manage store inventory and coordinate volunteers
Speaker Chair
*OPEN*
Arrange for speakers for the PTSA meetings
Special Community Liaison
Work with counseling office to coordinate school supply drives, coat drives, etc.
Special Needs Liaison
Keep PTSA members informed of important items for our Special Needs community
Staff Appreciation Week
Coordinate and run Teacher Appreciation Week for CJMS staff in May
Staff Breakfast for Back to School
Coordinate and run event the day before school starts
Staff/Teacher cookie buffet
Plan and organize event for teachers and staff in December
SGA Coordinator
Ms. Keller
Liaison between SGA and PTSA
Volunteer Coordinator
*OPEN*
Keep list of and reach out to members of the community who can help with events
Website
Bess Siegal, SSL Volunteer, SSL Volunteer
Maintain and update the CJMS PTSA website
Back to School Picnic/Social
Eve Pincus, Reem Najjar
Organize back to school event
Wootton Coordinator
Coordinate with Wootton cluster; MCCPTA position