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FCCPTA is a Powerful Voice

A powerful voice for all children; A relevant resource for families and communities; and a strong advocate for the education, health, and well-being of every child.

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Connecting Parents, Teachers and Students

FCCPTA cultivates meaningful partnerships among stakeholders (parents, students, school system, and community) while serving as the primary resource for parent advocacy and involvement within Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

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We Make a Difference

We exist to positively impact the lives of all children and families by representing our members and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership and communication. Making a difference in our community one member at a time.

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2016-18 FCCPTA Officers


Beth Tudan, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Fairfax, served two terms as FCCPTA Vice President of Engagement after a term as Recording Secretary. Beth served as PTA President at both Oakton Elementary School and Landstuhl Elementary and Middle School PTAs in Germany, part of the European Congress of PTA and has served in various roles in local unit PTAs. A holder of a BA in History and an MBA, Beth taught high school economics, government, and AP US History, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Economics in Romania. A native Tennessean, Beth was also a historical researcher for the author Alex Haley. Beth has lived abroad in London, Switzerland, Romania, and Germany, and speaks English and Romanian. She has traveled extensively in Europe and Southeast Asia. Beth hopes to bring her interest in foreign cultures to celebrate the diversity in FCPS and bring those who grew up in other cultures into PTA. Beth and her husband, Costi, live in Vienna with their three sons who are enrolled at Thoreau Middle School, Madison High School, and the University of Delaware.

President-Elect:   We are looking at revising our bylaws to delete the president-elect position.

Vice President – Outreach

Jane Miscavage is a founding partner of #IamFCPS and a substitute teacher in FCPS. From 2014-2016 she served as PTA president at Thoreau MS where she spearheaded an unprecedented $120,000 classroom technology fundraising campaign. Jane also served as president of Flint Hill ES PTA and 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.

Vice President – Advocacy

Tony Shivers is the FCCPTA liaison for the Armstrong Elementary School PTA and is an appointee to the Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee under the Fairfax County School Board. Tony is currently Director of State Education Policy for United Way Worldwide and works with its nearly 1,200 United Ways across the nation to ensure U.S. students are ready for college, post-secondary training, and the global economy. Tony has worked in government affairs, specifically in education policy and advocacy, at all levels of government for over 10 years and has lobbied on behalf of local school superintendents, state boards of education, and business leaders who support high-quality education for our nation’s students. Tony earned his B.S. in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University and his law degree from Kaplan University Concord School of Law. Tony is married to a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in the Fairfax County school system and has two active boys, a 2nd grader and kindergartner, at Armstrong ES.

Vice President – Programs

Ramona Morrow served as FCCPTA president from 2010-14 and Bylaws Chair from 2014-16. She currently serves as the Virginia PTA Family Extension Chair, and serves on the Field Service Committee of National PTA. Ramona’s PTA experience includes serving as President at the elementary, secondary and council levels, as well as serving as District Director and VA PTA President from 2003-05. Ramona was honored with the Volunteer Fairfax Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 and twice awarded the National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award, VA PTA Life Membership and President’s Honor Award. She has served on the National PTA Committees of Bylaws, Membership, and Council of States. Ramona has grandchildren both in Fairfax and Loudoun County Public Schools.

Vice President – Training

Michelle Leete previously served FCCPTA as Secretary. She has also served as President for Weyanoke Elementary PTA and Vice President of Member for Holmes Middle School PTA. She is currently the Assistant Director of Northern VA District PTA. Michelle also serves on the executive boards of the Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute, Burke-Fairfax Chapter of Jack and Jill and Fairfax County NAACP. She holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA in Strategic Leadership and works as a technology program manager for the federal government. Michelle’s daughter Sydney is a freshman at Edison High School.

Stella Kakissis Pekarsky is our Acting Secretary. She is the mother of six active children and has vast PTA experience.   She has served on the PTA board several times at Greenbriar West, including a two year stint as president. She is also a member of the Rocky Run Middle School PTA and Chantilly High School PTSA.

Acting Secretary



Brendan Mulvaney, PhD previously served FCCPTA as Legislation Chair. He also served as Treasurer at Clermont Elementary PTA and and Treasurer of his local Cub Scouts. Brendan was elected as FCCPTA Treasurer in July 2017. He is a retired US Marines officer and currently serves as the Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute at the National Defense University.


FCCPTA sponsors and coordinates the following programs: Awards Diversity Conference Reflections Spelling Bee Scholarships Virginia Power Plates

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