Carolyn moved to Falls Church in 1991 after receiving her MEd, (where she student taught at TJ!). She began her teaching career at Mount Daniel, working in Special Education for one year and then teaching first grade until her son, Owen, was born in 2005. As she departed to be a stay-at-home mom, her friends at Mt. Daniel joked that they would one day see her again via the PTA. Carolyn has volunteered with the PTA by being a room parent, being a chairperson of the Book Fair, and generally saying “yes” to everything. She is also a member of the Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee for FCCPS. Currently working on her Library Media Endorsement, she is a librarian at her church. Carolyn is married to Tom, a biology teacher in Fairfax County, and is the mom of Owen (7th grade) and Ellie (5th grade).
Jenny Carroll, Vice President
Jenny moved to the DC area after growing up and going to school in Western NY. She married her husband, Mark, a commercial real estate developer, in 1999. After having twin girls in 2003, she decided to leave her advertising sales job to be a stay-at-home mom. In 2005, they chose to move to Falls Church City, yes, for the schools!! (and to get more space for their expanding brood). In 2006, their son was born. Jenny has been regularly volunteering throughout her children's time in the FCC schools and served as Room Parent for two years and as a Chair of the Elementary Book Fair for the past 5 years. Her twin daughters, Catherine and Meghan, are 9th graders at George Mason and her son, Ryan, is a 6th grader at MEH. She is looking forward to serving on the MEH PTA this year!
Steve Mostow - Treasurer
Steve is the former PTA Treasurer and PTA Vice President of an Alexandria elementary school. Steve is the father of an MEH son and a TJ daughter, a federal government employee and very happy to be working with the team this year. He is also the winner of the shortest biography submitted award. Way to go, Steve!
Suzanne Hladky, President - Elect
Like most of you, Suzanne did not move here for the schools. Shannon (her husband) and Suzanne just found a cute house that they could afford in 2006 and were lucky enough to find a great community! Suzanne is mom to Henry (grade 7) and Lucy and William (grade 5). She is focused on making caring part of our students' everyday lives and looking for ways for kids to help kids directly in our community and beyond. Suzanne served on the FCEPTA board as Treasurer (2 years) and Vice President working on a variety of committees, including Book Fair Chair and coordinating all 5th Grade Graduation events. At MEH, she volunteered as the 6th grade PEPP parent and coordinated the spring GIVE Day by working closely with faculty, students and charities for a successful rollout.
Stephanie Oppenheimer, Secretary
Stephanie and her family moved to Falls Church in 2008 from Alexandria, Va. Stephanie is the "Chief Inkslinger" at Skylite Communications, a freelance writing and editing business she started up in 2002 after working in the marketing & communications depts. at corporations and trade associations in D.C. Stephanie and her husband, Peter, an environmental attorney with NOAA, are parents to Jonathan (9th grade) and Danny (7th grade). Outside of work, sports, and basic mom duties, Stephanie is a member of the Library Board of Trustees at Mary Riley Styles Public Library, an advocate for various community issues, and a former Falls Church Elementary PTA board member and room parent.
6th Grade: Ali Doyle, Celeste Carson, and Leah Partridge 7th Grade: Jessica Rafter 8th Grade: Farrell Kelly Administrative: Valerie Hardy