Our Mission

To promote the advocacy and educational programs that bring closer the relationship between home and school so that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children through the united efforts that will secure the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

- Approved by State of Maryland, January 23rd, 2015.


These are the formal descriptions of the board positions; depending on the number of positions filled and the needs of the PTA, many responsibilities are shared.


The by-laws of the SCES PTA can be found here.


2022-23 PTA Board


President - Brenna Thibault  |  president@scespta.org  

Secretary - Laura Lunardi  |  secretary@scespta.org

Treasurer - Amanda Hill  |  treasurer@scespta.org  

Co-VPs of Academics - Farah Nageer & Jennifer Meyer  |  academics@scespta.org

VP Events & Fundraising - Veronica Elizalde & John Kent  |  events@scespta.org  

VP Communications - Dara Goldberg & Tony Irish  |  communications@scespta.org  




Thibault Family Portrait

President - Brenna Thibault

Brenna shares a home in Silver Spring with her husband Bruce, wonder mutts Jack and Stellaluna, and fantastic kids Tatum (SCES Academy alumnus now at SSIMS); Paxton (4th, FI); and Barrett (3rd, FI). Brenna graduated from the University of Virginia and in her professional life, assists a variety of nonprofits with their communication needs.



Vice President - Vacant



Secretary - Laura Lunardi

Laura has two students as Sligo Creek (Luke, 5th grade, and Eric, 2nd grade). Laura is a former scientist who now works in science policy and strategic planning for the National Cancer Institute. Married to husband Jonathon, they enjoy outdoor and artistic hobbies. They are also animal lovers and currently have two (really cute!) pet fancy rats. 



Treasurer - Amanda Hill

Bio to come


 Nageer-Kanthor Family Portrait

Co-VP of Academics - Farah Nageer-Kanthor

Farah's son Zamir just graduated from the SCES French Immersion program and Sami is entering 3rd grade. She has a background in international development and has spent most of her career providing programmatic, staff, and organizational leadership to nonprofit organizations at the community, national, and international levels. She enjoys cooking/eating/sharing food, volunteering with her family, taking walks, and "planning stuff" (Farah's words). She shares her skills with SCES through organizing the incredible World Culture Day and STEAM Science Fair events. She and her family live in Wheaton.




Meyer Family Portrait

Co-VP of Academics - Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer and her husband, Chris Meyer, have two sons, Ethan (4th) and Benjamin (2nd) at SCES. Jennifer has a BS in Microbiology and a MS in Biochemistry from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She loves running, all things baking/cooking, and party/event planning. As a family, the Meyers love hiking, biking, and being outdoors together.



Co-VP of Events and Fundraising - Veronica Elizalde

Bio to come



Co-VP of Events and Fundraising - John Kent

Bio to come



Co-VP of Communications - Dara Goldberg

Bio to come




Co-VP of Communications - Tony Irish

Bio to come







Updated: June 24, 2022







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