Final PTSA General Meeting (JUNE 8th) ELECTIONS for 2021-2022

Please join us for our last PTSA General Meeting of the school year.  We hope that many of you can join for our short virtual meeting to hold our elections for PTSA officers for the 2021-2022 school year.

Tuesday, June 8th at 7pm

Tekia Stokes has been nominated for president.  Tekia Stokes is a new parent at CJMS and is excited to take on the role of PTSA president for the 2021-2022 school year. She has worked in the education and nonprofit industries as a strategic human resources partner and equity and inclusion practitioner for more than 12 years, but considers her most important job being mom to Christian (current 6th grader) and Cameron (rising 6th grader).  She strongly believes that all children, regardless of their background, socioeconomic status, neighborhood, or identity deserve a rigorous and high-quality education and is dedicated to ensuring that the right people are in positions to achieve that.

Erika Schwartz has been nominated for 1st vice-president.  Erika is mom to current CJMS 7th grader Gabrielle, and Freddy who is a 4th grader at The McLean School.  In her professional life she is a podiatrist seeing patients in Washington DC and Chevy Chase, Maryland.  Erika was a Director on the Board of the Seven Locks Elementary School Educational Foundation while her kids were students there, and looks forward to getting involved now at CJMS as a member of the PTSA Board.

Martine Kiazand has been nominated for 2nd vice-president.  Martine was born and grew up in France. She has 2 children Leonie (8th Grade) at Cabin John MS and Elise (10th Grade) at McLean School.  She has lived in Germany, Connecticut, and California before moving to the area in 2014.  At Seven Locks Elementary School, she chaired the book fair and the after school activities.  She has a degree of Midwifery and is excited to participate in the PTSA and support the Cabin John middle school community.

Cher Serhal has been nominated for treasurer.  Cher recently moved to our community last year and immediately volunteered to help at Cabin John.  She has a rising 7th grader at Cabin John and a rising 11th grader at Churchill.  She led our effort to create our first online school store during the 2020-2021 school year.

Geeta de Silva has been nominated for the office of secretary.  Geeta will be continuing to serve our community in this role for the next school year.  She is the mother of two boys, one at Cabin John and one at Seven Locks ES.  She has been in the area for three years, having moved from North Carolina. Before NC, they lived in New Jersey and New York City for several years.  Previously, she was Co-Chair of the Community Service Committee at Seven Locks. She also volunteered for various events including the Fall Festival, Book Fair, Spelling Bee and Geography Bee, and served as a Room Parent.  Her professional career has been focused on finance for educational institutions and the pharmaceutical industry.

Zoom Info:

Topic: CJMS PTSA General Meeting and Election Time: Jun 8, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/84197073903?pwd=YWpLT2RvTnE1VjY3cUt6NUp3SmlBdz09

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