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Garrett Park Elementary Community,

Your Parent Teacher Association comprises families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of our children and the promotion of parent involvement at Garrett Park ES.

Membership in the PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of our children.


2021-2022 GPES PTA Board Members

President:  Hanita Natelson

Treasurer:  Ryan Fogarty

Secretary:  Suzanne Romero

VP, Membership:  Leigh Bacon Sechi

VP, Events: Michelle Maslov Forman and Carrie Seidman

VP, Diversity & Inclusion: Eddine Mureke

VP, Communications:  Jennifer Olivares

VP, Fundraising and Executive VP:  Andrea Bloch​

Cluster Reps:  Christen Derby, Mike Oliveira

MCCPTA Delegate:  Stephanie Busse

At-Large Board Members:  Heather Bois Bruskin, Stephanie Busse, Steve Geller, Dana Goodson, Alexandra O’Sick, Elizabeth Pesin

Book Fair Committee Co-Chairs:  Laura Basford and Hanita Natelson  

Diversity & Inclusion in Action Committee Co-Chairs: Dana Goodson and Eddine Mureke

Pajama Read Aloud Committee Chair:  Hanita Natelson

Staff Appreciation Committee Co-Chairs:  Laura Basford and Jessica Lieberson

Yearbook Committee Co-Chairs: Heather Down and Bridget Manifold

***CLICK HERE to Learn More about our Board Positions***


Volunteer for one of our vacant positions for the upcoming school year, including Event Co-Chairs, Committee Members, Volunteer Coordinator, and much more.  Check out our Sign-Up Genius to see all the ways you can help!

Attend a PTA Meeting!

Due to the pandemic, meetings are being held virtually via Zoom.  We hope you will join us!​

Helpful Links

Garrett Park Elementary School:
Garrett Park Elementary School Website

Garrett Park Kids After Hours Website

Walter Johnson Cluster: 

MCPS WJ Cluster Roundtable Website

Montgomery County Public Schools: 

Montgomery County Public Schools
MCPS Calendar

Parent Teacher Association: 

Montgomery County PTA
Maryland PTA
National PTA

Additional Resources: 

Parent Education Program

Maryland Safe Schools TipLine