I have been a member of the Charlestown School PTO since 2015; this will be my fourth year as PTO President. I am a full time mother to 3 rambunctious boys, who keep us pretty busy with school and sports. My oldest Bryce age 15 will be in 10th grade, Landon age 9 will be in 4th grade and Gunnar is 4 years old.
In addition to that I am a 2nd grade teacher here at Charlestown School. I am also a lead behavior therapist and also provide direct support to individuals with disabilities. I really have enjoyed being part of the PTO and am excited to continue as President this year. Being part of the PTO allows me to be connected to what is going on in the school and allows me to meet many parents with whom I have forged friendships. We do a lot throughout the year for the school, teachers and students and I am happy to be a part of it.
I am the mom of two sweet and fun girls, Claire and Nora. Claire is a second grader this year and Nora is starting kindergarten. I left my career in the technology industry to stay home while my girls were young, and this year I started working as a substitute teacher in the Chariho District.
I started attending PTO meetings as a wide-eyed first time Kindergarten mom two years ago. Right away I found it was a great way to connect with other parents and staff and stay in touch with everything going on at the school. It is wonderful as a parent to see the thought and care that is taken in each meeting, as parents and teachers work together to make decisions that will best enhance the school experience for everyone. I am looking forward to staying on top of the corresponding duties for the PTO this year. Staying in touch and keeping open communication is important within our school community, so I enjoy writing the monthly newsletters and keeping our PTO website up to date!
I have been part of the PTO since 2016 and love having a part in helping out at our school. This year will be my fourth year with the PTO and my second year as Treasurer and I’m really looking forward to it! I’m a full-time office manager, and I have 2 children, both whom currently attend the school.