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Leadership

PTA PRESIDENT: Isabel Simmerman

Isabel Simmerman lives in Waycroft Woodlaw with her husband, Eric and their two daughters, Victoria (5th Grade) and Ana (3rd Grade). Isabel is orginally from Brazil and moved to the U.S in 2001 to pursue a Master in Law at Wake Forest University. She works for a global energy company located in Ballston. Before becoming President, Isabel served as a room parent and a volunteer with the PTA events.

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS: Amy LaFalce

Amy LaFalce and her husband, Rich, are the proud parents of three boys: Gavin (3rd grade Gleber), Grant (1st grade Gleber), and Gerard (PK-3 at Montessori Public School of Arlington). Amy grew up in Arlington and attended the College of William and Mary. She now works for Virginia Tech in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.

VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS: Chai Puri

VICE PRESIDENT FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Laura LoGerfo

VICE PRESIDENT FOR WAYS & MEANS: Rashmi Agarwal

Rashmi lives in HighView Park with her husband, Jai, and twins Sita and Gauri (2nd grade). Rashmi has been supporting Glebe over the past couple of years by serving as a room parent, being an Odyssey of the Mind coach for K-2nd grade, helping to organize parents-night-out events, and co-hosting a table for Multicultural Night. While she is typically running around Arlington with her twins to various events and activities, she also works as an Assistant Director at the Government Accountability Office on health policy issues related to the opioid epidemic and health care needs for our nation’s military and veterans. Got an idea for a Glebe dining or shopping night? Please share your ideas with Rashmi!.

TREASURER: Jessica Burke

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Melissa Beaty

RECORDING SECRETARY: Beth Jackson

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.

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