Brooke has been with Briar Vista for four years. She has 2 boys in Ms. Lakus’ class (1st and 3rd graders), Santi and Luca Rios, and was Room Parent for Ms. Williams for 2 years.
Brooke currently works full time from home as the VP at Southern Exchange; a special events venue and have been in special events for over 6 years.
She looks forward to being involved in PTO and building a strong community of parents to better serve the community and our children.
Amy Gallagher has twins in kindergarten at Briar Vista and a seventh grader at Druid Hills Middle. She sees the PTO as a collaborative effort and would seek to be a team-builder. This year, the priority is on building an inclusive community that supports each other. Fundraising should come naturally when people feel they belong at the school and have a seat at the table.
Kelly has served as the PTO secretary for the last two years and has previously been communications chair. She has been a part of the BVE community since 2011! Kelly has 2 sons: one in 8th grade at Druid Hills Middle School and one in 5th grade in Ms. Carter-Woods’ class.
Racayah or Kaya for short, is a native of New Jersey, but has called Atlanta home for more than 20 years. She is a wife and a stepmom of 3 adult children and the Aunt to many nieces and nephews, one of which attends BVE. She has spent 20 + years as a Senior Manager in the Information Technology field, where she managed multi-million dollar projects for Fortune 500 and local non-profit companies. Racayah left corporate nearly three years ago and now works as a local Realtor. She loves it because it allows her to get to know the community more intimately and to share it with others!
Key Role Volunteers
Communications Chair—Kate Jones with assistance from Kassondra Coxson
Treasurer Assistance—Keli Widen
Teacher Appreciation—Dana Fahart
Marketing/Community Outreach—Shannon Thies & Joni Charme
BVE Foundation—Roisin Florence
Room Parent Coordinator—OPEN
Eagle Dads—Gabriel Wardell & Bradley Hippolyte
By-Laws—Joni Charme & Anna Blackstock
Foreign Language Coordinator—Shelly Hernandez-Mono
Members at Large—Allison Hill, Lisa Greene, Glenyce Williams , Martha Dollar