Our Mission

The Sligo Creek Elementary School PTA, a member of the Free State PTA, strives to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education.

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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  

Executive Vice President - Jeremy Kanthor  | vicepresident@scespta.org  

Secretary - Laura Lunardi  |  secretary@scespta.org

Treasurer - Amanda Hill  |  treasurer@scespta.org  

Co-VPs Academic Affairs - Farah Nageer & Jennifer Meyer  |  academics@scespta.org

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

Co-VPs Community Outreach/Communications - Dara Goldberg & Tony Irish  |  communications@scespta.org  

Webmaster - Sophia Greene | webmaster@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 - Jeremy Kanthor

Jeremy is the proud father of Sami (3rd) and Zamir (a very recent SCES graduate).  He is originally from Rochester, NY and works in the international development field.  Jeremy has organized the SCES GeoBowl over the past few years and is looking forward to supporting the PTA Board for a great school year.




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

Amanda and her husband, Rob, have two kiddos in the French immersion program -- Logan in 1st and Charlotte in 5th.  Amanda spends her days working for OMB on State Department budget and is pumped to use her love of spreadsheets and serve as PTA Treasurer for this year. When not carting the children to all their activities, Amanda enjoys routinely making her way to the adult mecca-- Costco-- and spending time with friends. Amanda is a native of South Carolina and lives with her family in the North Hills neighborhood in Silver Spring.




 Nageer-Kanthor Family Portrait

Co-VP of Academic Affairs - 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 Academic Affairs - 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

Veronica (or "Vero") is originally from Mexico City. She and her husband Mike have three kids at SCES in the French Immersion program: Max (3rd), Maia (1st), and Marco (K). Vero is an Architect at a firm in downtown DC and loves spending time with her family, gathering with friends, traveling, and exploring the museums around town. 




Co-VP of Events and Fundraising - John Kent

Bio to come



Co-VP of Community Outreach/Communications - Dara Goldberg

Dara and her husband Scott have two children, Leona (5th) and Reid (2nd)  in the Academy Program.  They also have a 14 year old pug, Gus, who spends his days sleeping away.  Dara is a Social Worker with a therapy practice.  She enjoys being outdoors, reading, and spending time with friends.




Co-VP of Community Outreach/Communications - Tony Irish

Tony is the father of two daughters in the SCES Academy program, Lily (5th) and Sophia (2nd). He is a graduate of Montgomery Blair, the University of Maryland, and Georgetown University Law Center and is a lawyer for the federal government. Tony enjoys running, poker, and along with his daughters, video games and arts and crafts.





Webmaster - Sophia Greene


Sophia is an Army veteran, Chicago native and mother of two children, MaKaylah (8th) and King (3rd). She is a graduate of the University of Maryland Global Campus and a Cybersecurity Analyst within the FINTECH industry. She enjoys volunteering at Carpenters Shelter, gardening, kayaking and traveling. 







Updated: June 24, 2022







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