President – Jane Miscavage , Vienna (email@example.com)
Prior to joining the FCCPTA Executive Board as Vice President of Outreach, Jane served as 2014-16 President of the Thoreau MS PTA, was a founding partner of #IamFCPS, and was a substitute teacher in FCPS. Jane has attended several Council, District, and State PTA conferences and leadership trainings. At Thoreau MS, Jane spearheaded an unprecedented $100,000 classroom technology fundraising campaign. Previously, she served as president of Flint Hill ES PTA and has served in other roles including chair of the Falcon 5K and the Show What You Know learning fair. She co-founded the Food Allergy Support Group of Northern Virginia, linking more than 400 families with current allergy research and health care professionals. Jane’s professional background is in public affairs, serving clients in Chicago, Minneapolis and throughout the Midwest. She is currently a bookseller at Bards Alley bookstore in Vienna and the At-Large Trustee on the Fairfax County Library Board. Jane enjoys coaching fellow PTA volunteers and has learned the value of service to local PTAs. Jane and her husband have two daughters and live in the Vienna area.
Vice President of Advocacy – Matt Dunne, Mount Vernon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Matt Dunne has lived in the Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County since 2004, and he and his wife has three children who attend Fairfax County Public Schools. He is a member of the Fort Hunt Elementary School PTA and Carl Sandburg Middle School PTA. Matt is a parent/education advocate who has played a leading role in county-wide campaigns to fully fund FCPS, increase teacher and staff salaries, and preserve special programs. For the FY17 budget, Matt served as Co-Chair for the Friends of FCPS coalition, which included #IamFCPS, FACE (Fairfax Arts Coalition for Education), Fairfax FLAGS (Foreign Language Advocacy for Grade Schools), FEA (Fairfax Education Association), and FCCPTA (Fairfax County Council of PTAs). In particular, he helped to organize a historic rally of 500 citizens at the Fairfax County Government Center, and he organized dozens of speakers to advocate before the Board of Supervisors and School Board. As a result of the coalition’s efforts, the Board of Supervisors granted FCPS the largest budget increase in a decade. Subsequently, Matt played a leading role in the Mount Vernon District for the Yes Meals Tax campaign and the 2017 school bond referendum. Matt is an attorney with the Federal Government. He has a J.D. and M.S. with Distinction from Georgetown University and a M.A. and B.A. summa cum laude from Emory University.
Vice President of Outreach – Stella Pekarsky, Chantilly (email@example.com)
Stella Pekarsky is a child advocate, PTA leader, civic leader, and business owner. She began her professional career as an ESOL teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools. She is the co-owner of a local air charter company and oversees its business operations. Stella is active in numerous community organizations and has served on the boards of various nonprofits, including as President and Vice-president of several PTAs. She currently serves on the board of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs as Secretary and is a member volunteer at the PTAs of Greenbriar West ES, Rocky Run MS, and Chantilly HS. Stella is also the Sully District representative on the Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees. Over the span of 17 years, Stella’s commitment to public education and volunteer work has focused on ensuring equity in education. Most recently, she has served on the leadership team of More Recess for Virginians. This group of child advocates successfully lobbied for legislative changes to allow educators the flexibility needed to provide adequate recess to children in Virginia’s public schools. She holds a BA in American Government & International Politics and a Master’s of Education in Multicultural & Multilingual Education. Stella and her husband have been Fairfax County residents for 17 years and have 6 children.
Vice President of Programs – Denise Bolton, Springfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Denise Bolton currently serves as the 2016-18 FCCPTA Reflections Chair, and as the 2016-18 NOVA District Treasurer/Secretary. Denise has served as a local unit, District, and FCCPTA Reflections Chair for numerous years and in other PTA positions. She is a past District Director of NOVA District PTA (2012-2014), a past Vice-President and President of Lane Elementary PTA, and a past Vice-President of Island Creek Elementary PTA. A native of Luray, VA, Denise holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from VA TECH and a Master’s in Engineering Management from George Washington University. Denise works as a civilian systems engineer for the United States Navy. Denise lives in Lorton with her husband, Chris, and they have two children, Colette, a Special Education Teacher in FCPS, and William, a 2016 graduate of Hayfield Secondary School, student at Northern Virginia Community College, and employee of the United States Postal Service.
Vice President of Training – Michelle Leete, Alexandria (email@example.com)
Michelle Leete currently serves as 2016-18 Vice President of Training for FCCPTA and Vice President of Membership for Edison High School PTSA. She previously served as Secretary for FCCPTA, President for Weyanoke Elementary School PTA, Vice President of Membership for Holmes Middle School PTA and is completing her term as Assistant Director for Northern Virginia District PTA. She has attended several council, district, state, and national PTA conferences and coordinated several leadership trainings. Michelle also serves on the executive boards of the Burke-Fairfax Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Fairfax County NAACP, Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute and the Washington DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Michelle holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA in Strategic Leadership and works as a technology program manager for the federal government. Her daughter, Sydney, is a freshman at Edison High School.
Vice President of Communications – Lynn Smith, Fairfax (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lynn Smith joined FCCPTA as VP of Communications in June 2019 after completing her term as President of Laurel Ridge Elementary PTA. She has served in a number of PTA roles including Vice President and a term as President at an elementary school when she and her family lived in Texas. She has attended and presented at several council, district, and state conferences. Lynn’s professional background is in fundraising and non-profit communications. She holds a BA in Political Science.
Treasurer — Anne Marie Ward, (email@example.com)
Ann-Marie is a former high school math teacher living in Falls Church with her husband and two sons, who are 6th and 8th graders at Glasgow MS. She is a member of the Glasgow PTA as well as the Fairfax Special Education PTA (SEPTA). Ann-Marie previously served as an elementary school PTA treasurer. She is a member of the FCPS Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) and serves on the newly formed FCPS Restraint and Seclusion Task Force. She is also a member of the NICU Parent Advisory Committee at Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital. Ann-Marie is a middle and high school math tutor, as well as a special education advocate. Her interests include innovations in math instruction, inclusive school practices, and Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC). In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, traveling, and cheering for the Washington Capitals.
Secretary — Terri Radziewski, Mantua (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Terri Radziewski has been active in local PTA since 2011, and on two local elementary school PTA boards since 2013, holding various positions – President, Treasurer, VP of Fundraising. She has been an active participant and volunteer at leadership trainings offered by FCC PTA.As PTA president at a Title 1 school, Terri worked closely with the guidance counselor and Parent Liaison to ensure children in need received school supplies, assisted with the weekend sustenance program, and helped to bring families of ESOL students into the fold of the school community through providing translators and childcare during PTA meetings. She also supported the Parent Liaison in her effort to have specific “morning coffee” programs for families of ESOL students as well by attending and assisting parents in the understanding of not only PTA programs, but FCPS programs as well. Terri works in an administrative role for a physician’s office managing physician credentialing and government compliance and quality programs. In her free time (HA HA HA HA HA!) she enjoys reading fiction, gardening, walking, scrapbooking and the unending journey of genealogy and discovering her family’s ancestral heritage.