The 2021-2022 SCES Board became official on Friday.
Following an in-person vote, welcome to new board members:
Laura Lunardi, taking over for Tony Irish as Secretary.
Thank you Tony, not only for your service as secretary to the PTA, but also for your wisdom, empathy, and constant eye toward equity and justice. We were fortunate to have you on the PTA board and look forward to your contributions as a member.
Laura has two students as Sligo Creek (Luke, 4th grade, and Eric, 1st 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.
Nina Vucenik and Farah Nageer-Kanthor have joined forces as the Co-Vice Presidents of Academics.
Nina has a 2nd grader, Clara, in the Academy and two sons who graduated from SCES and are now in middle and high school. Nina works in communications for an international development organization. You can usually see Nina and her husband Andy walking Clara to school, accompanied by their basset hound, Butters.
Farah has two children in the French Immersion program at SCES, Zamir in 5th and Sami in 2nd. 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 graciously planned World Culture Day last year and assisted with the oversight of room parents. She and her family live in Wheaton.
To see bios of all currently serving board members, please visit: https://scespta.membershiptoolkit.com/about-the-sces-pta