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

President:

Laura Hayden

Laura has a 6th grade daughter and an 8th grade son at Tappan Middle School. She has a 2nd grade son at Burns Park. Her 82 year old father also attended Burns Park. She feels honored and grateful to be serving your PTO for the coming year (and her last year as President!).

 

President-Elect:

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. 

Fundraising Coordinators:

Karen Healy

Karen has twin boys, Jack & Callum, in 2nd grade. This is her second year on your Burns Park PTO.

 

Rachel Ufer

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

 

 

SecretarY:

Julie Rick

Julie is the mother of a second grader, Henry, and twin preschoolers Will and Charlie. This is her second year on your PTO.

 

 

 

Treasurers:

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 fourth grade, as well as two sons (in seventh- and ninth-grades, respectively, at Tappan and Pioneer). This is her fourth year on your PTO board serving as co-treasurer.

Volunteer Coordinator: 

Mayuri Guntupalli

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

 

Website Developers: 

Ry4an Brase

Ry4an has a middle schooler who came through Burns Park and Noah in third grade. He helps with the website. He feels absurd writing about himself in the third person and is an engineer at Google.

 

Sarah LaTarte

Sarah LaTarte

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

 


Your PTO At-Large Members 

Our 10 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 boys at Burns Park in 2nd and 4th grade and a 6th grader at Tappan. Jessica enjoys her time as a substitute teacher at Burns Park (when we're in session!) and helping out wherever needed.

Erika Boehnke

Erika has a 3rd grader Ella, 5th grader Cameron and a 7th grader Ryan (at Tappan). This is her 6th year on your PTO.

 

Kate Brummett

Kate has a 5th grader, Christopher, a third grader, Annabelle and a kindergartener, Claire. This is Kate’s second year on your PTO.

 

Kara Couio

Kara has a 5th grader Bennett and an 8th grader at Tappan, Stella. 

 

Gail Epstein

Gail has a fifth grader at Burns Park, Addison. She also has a seventh grader, Scarlett. This is her third year on your Burns Park PTO.

 

Christine Modey

Info forthcoming

 

Megan Smulders

Megan has third grade triplets—Lucia, Rowan, and Vivian. This is her second year on your Burns Park PTO.

  

Jill Schloff

Jill has served as Co-President on your PTO for the past two years and as an At-Large Member prior to that. Her son Bo is now in middle school and her daughter Elke is in 4th grade.

 

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.

 


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.

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