Meet your 2020 – 2021 PTA Board
President – Jen Lingo firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I’m Jen Lingo, your PTA president for the 20-21 school year. I’m the proud mom of four kids; Grace (freshman at USF, GO BULLS!), Sadie (11th at Sickles High School), and Max (3rd) and Ava (2nd) at Deer Park. I’ve been proud to be involved with, and serve on, the PTA board since my eldest daughter opened this school as a kindergartner in 2007. I’m so excited to work with our administraion and PTA board to create a memorable school year for ALL students at Deer Park. Please feel free to email me with any questions!!
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
VP of Leadership – Kerrie Adent email@example.com
Treasurer – Amy Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello everyone! My name is Amy Scott and this is our 4th year at Deer Park. I remember walking Roxie through the doors for her first day of kindergarten, and she was definitely more confident and self assured than I was. Two years later, her brother (Lincoln) and sister (Nora) joined her, and we could not be happier with the education they are receiving. More importantly, they are cared for by a phenomenal staff who treat these children as their own. The lunchroom staff, custodians, teachers, support staff and administrators at Deer Park work tirelessly each day to do their very best for students and their families. I will be serving as Treasurer for the PTA this year, and although our circumstances have changed, our mission remains the same. We will continue supporting Deer Park families and staff until we can all be back together again.
VP of Volunteers -Alisha Stockton Chwala email@example.com
My name is Alisha Stockton Chwala. This is our 2nd year at Deer Park… my daughter will be in 2nd grade & I have a 3 old son at Westtown Christian Academy! I realize I have many years ahead at Deer Park so I am excited to be more involved in making our school the best it can be for all our children, teachers, staff & families! This year I am VP of Volunteers & hope to help enhance the amount of volunteers and families involved with our school!
VP of Programs- Courtney Bowles firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Deer Park Families! I am Courtney Bowles. My daughter, Addison, is in the fifth grade this year. I am sad that our time at Deer Park is quickly coming to an end. But I look forward to making this the best year yet! I am a part-time online English language teacher and a full time mom and wife. I left my career as an elementary teacher to stay at home when my daughter entered Deer Park. I am happy to help serve our amazing school on the PTA. I look forward to working with you to create some innovative and creative programs for Deer Park. I know this year will look a little different, but it will be filled with fun and learning!
Secretary – Kelleigh Ambs email@example.com
My name is Kelleigh Ambs and I am the mother of an incoming kindergartener named Elliot. I am a native to Tampa Bay and grew up in Pinellas county. I attended USF for both undergrad and graduate school and have lived on this side of the bridge for 20 years.
I am married to my husband Patrick and we live in Twin Branch Acres with our daughter and our 3 cats.
I am the local Zoetis rep for Tampa and truly love my job and meeting the needs of my veterinary clinics. I’m honored to work with some of the most genuine people in the world and I learn so much from them every single day.
For the past 16 years I have been a Guardian ad Litem for Hillsborough county. Being a GAL makes me feel like I am making a difference in one child’s life and it makes me so happy when that child gains permanency.
As a family we like to try new local restaurants, are avid Disney people, spend time at the barn and we are extremely proud to be a Ranger!
Mai Bernstein – VP of Membership firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Mai Bernstein. I usually introduce myself as Mai Tai so people can remember me. I had my bachelor Degree major in Accounting & minor in Finance from University of Wales. Married with 2 beautiful daughters: Madison is 8 years old and Caitlin is 2 years old. I am a bean counter a.k.a cost accountant at the local manufacturing company that produces ventilations.
Brooke Szmiga 5th Grade Chair Brookeszmiga@gmail.com
Hi, I’m Brooke Szmiga, and this year will be my 6th and last year at Deer Park. My youngest daughter is a 5th grader and my older daughter is in 6th grade and will be starting at Farnell. Last year I started my involvement with the 5th Grade Parents Committee, and this year I am thrilled to be part of the PTA Board. We have loved every minute of our time at Deer Park, and I know that we will have another amazing year this year.