PTA PRESIDENT: Kristen Johnson
Kristen Johnson lives in Waverly Hills with her husband, Robin and their two children, Liam (3rd grade) and Xander (1st grade). Kristen works as a clinical social worker with mentally ill older adults. Before becoming President, Kristen served as a room parent and a volunteer with the PTA events and activities committee. She worked on business donations and the social committee for the past several auctions.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS: Lauren Barber
Lauren Barber is married to Todd and the mother of two boys, Gavin (3rd grade) and Graham (Kindergarten). You will see them walking to school – rain, snow, or shine! Lauren has been active in the PTA since her arrival at Glebe. Last year she helped to bring back the Spring Basketball Showdown against Long Branch Elementary school. She has worked on the Auction Committee, BFF, volunteering as a room parent, and more. She is very excited to be this year’s VP for Activities and Programs, which means she will be overseeing many PTA events and projects, including Multicultural Night, Soccer Fiesta, BFF, Spring Auction & Social, After-School Enrichment, Rhyme and Cheese, and much, much more!! The Activities Committee is always looking for volunteers, so if you would like to help with an existing program, or if you have a new idea, please let us know. Lauren is looking forward to a fun, active school year.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS: Chai Puri
VICE PRESIDENT FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Coming Soon
To Be Posted Soon.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR WAYS & MEANS: Tara Blankinship
Tara Blankinship lives in Cherrydale with her husband Wes and their two children, Brixton (5th grade) and Brielle (3nd grade), as well as their dog, Kauai and cat, Nicki. Tara used to be a special education teacher in Fairfax County and a flight attendant for United Airlines, but now she loves to be involved with her children’s lives and the Glebe PTA. She has been the BFF Co-Chair for two years, Recording Secretary of the PTA for one year, and has served as Co-Chair of Family Donations for the Spring Auction & Social. She has also volunteered as a room parent for both of her children’s classes and helps lead her daughters Girl Scout Troop. Tara now will be the PTA’s Vice President of Ways and Means.
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Lisa Gumbs
Lisa Gumbs has one child, a 5th grader, at Glebe Elementary School. Lisa and her husband, Bill Jones, Connor, and their cat named “Shorty,” live in Waycroft-Woodlawn. Over the last two years, Lisa has been an active participant in the Glebe community, serving on the Spring Auction & Social Committee. She also volunteers with Cub Scouts, serving as a co-Den leader. She will serve as the Correspondence Secretary for the PTA.
RECORDING SECRETARY: Enjoli Goyal
Enjoli Goyal is the mother to Ajan (3rd Grade) and Syra (1st Grade).This will be her fourth year at Glebe Elementary School and her third year as a member of the PTA Board (2016-2018 PTA Treasurer). In addition to juggling the many responsibilities of an active household, she is lucky enough to have the time to devote to the PTA. Prior to motherhood, she was a Corporate Tax Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). So while her life is now an eternal “busy season,” she keeps our community informed by keeping notes at our business PTA meetings and posting them on our website.
OTHER PTA POSITIONS
In addition to the executive committee above, we also depend on a variety of other volunteers who assist in leading the Glebe PTA in other important roles. These include:
ACI REPRESENTATIVE – Laura LoGerfo
The Advisory Council on Instruction involves Arlington County citizens in education policy-making. Seventeen committees of 20 members each meet once a month to discuss specific education disciplines including ESOL/HILT, foreign languages, social studies, English, math, science, programs for gifted and talented students, special education, and adult and continuing education. The ACI prepares an annual report to present their recommendations to the Arlington County School Board. Glebe Elementary School representatives serve as a liaison between the ACI and the Glebe PTA. Parent volunteers are needed to serve on each ACI subcommittee. You can volunteer here.
COUNTY COUNCIL OF PTAS REPRESENTATIVE – Open
Glebe’s representative serves as a liaison between the Arlington County Council of PTAs and the Glebe PTA, informing Glebe parents of educational issues being considered on the county level and providing feedback to the CCPTA. All parents are welcome to attend CCPTA meetings, which are usually held on the third Monday of the month.