Who is on your PTO?

You are. Any parent or guardian that has a child attending Burns Park School is a voting member of the PTO. Welcome!

Your PTO Executive Board


Susie Shaefer

Susie has a second grader, Michael, and a 6th grader, Bridget at Tappan. This is her second year on your Burns Park PTO. 



Al Masias


Rachel Ufer

Rachel has a third grader, Cora, and a Kindergartener, Alice. This is her third year on your Burns Park PTO.




Julie Rick

Julie has a third grader, Henry, and twin kindergarteners, Will and Charlie. This is her third year on your Burns Park PTO.



Melissa Gumenick

Tasha Hughes

Volunteer Coordinator: 

Mayuri Guntupalli

Mayuri has a fourth grader, Nylah, and first grader, Gavin. This is her third year on your PTO.


Viki Tijunelis

Viki is the mother of a third grader (Indraja), first grader (Andrius), and two year old penguin-in-training (Gabija). This is her first year on your PTO.

Technology coordinators: 

Ry4an Brase

Ry4an has a middle schooler who came through Burns Park and Noah in fourth grade. This is his third year helping with PTO tech stuff.

Sarah LaTarte

Sarah LaTarte

Sarah has a son, Grant, in fourth grade, as well as a daughter, Ruby, who attends Tappan. This is her third year serving on your PTO board.


Your PTO At-Large Members 

Our at-large members have an increased attendance and involvement expectation. They are expected to attend all meetings (barring unforeseen circumstances) and either chair a committee or be a consistent and frequent volunteer.

Jessica Anderson

Jessica has two children at Burns Park in 3rd and 5th grade and a 7th grader at Tappan. Jessica enjoys working with all of our Burns Park Penguins as our building substitute teacher, filling in for staff when needed!  

Kate Brummett

Kate has a 4th grader, Annabelle, at Burns Park as well as a 1st and 6th grader attending other area schools. This is Kate’s third year on your PTO board.


Silvia Robles

Silvia is the mother of a Kindergartener and a fourth grader. This is her second year on your PTO.


Jane Hollingsworth

Jane has a daughter in fifth grade, as well as two sons who are BPE alumni (in eighth- and tenth-grades, respectively, at Tappan and Pioneer). This is her fifth year on your PTO board, she previously served four years as co-treasurer.


Alexis Braun Marks


Hadil Ghoneim (Inclusion Co-Chair)


Christine Modey (Inclusion Co-Chair)


Your PTO Committee Chairs

Your PTO absolutely could not do the many things we do without the fabulous and dedicated community volunteers who take leadership of special events and projects. They are in many ways the "unsung heroes" of your PTO. Learn more about our wonderful committees - and see where and how you can get involved.