2021 – 2022 Board

2021 – 2022 PTA Board

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Board members!

President – Kelleigh Ambs

Treasurer – Kristine Contemplacion

Secretary – Stephanie Bylund

VP of Progams – Amy Scott

VP of Membership – Jessica Bliven

VP of Volunteers – Alisha Stockton Chwala

VP of Ways and Means – Ashley Coxwell

Teacher Liaison – Amy Kasper

Homeroom Coordinator – Maralijn Robertson

Communications – Ashley Coxwell

5th grade chair – Mary Kate French

Hospitality – Jessica Bliven

Meet the 2021-2022 DPE PTA Board!

President – Kelleigh Ambs – president@deerparkpta.org

Hi, my name is Kelleigh Ambs and I am honored to be the 2021/2022 PTA president and serve next to these wonderful ladies. I was born and raised here in the Tampa Bay Area and I am a graduate of the public school system. I attended USF for both my undergrad and graduate degrees and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
My husband and I have an incoming 1st grader who is enrolled in the dual language program here at DPE and we are so blessed that she was able to start her kindergarten year being immersed in a second language.  Elliot is the light of our life and just a spectacular little girl and we are so happy she is ours.
I love all things cats and I am the local sales rep for Zoetis, an animal health company. I have the privilege of spending my days at vet clinics learning from some of the most wonderful people on the planet and helping them provide great medical care to your furry family members.
I have also been a Guardian ad Litem for Hillsborough County for the past 16 years.
In my free time, you’ll probably find me at horse lessons with Elliot or relaxing at home with my kitties and dog, Bert. We love trying new local restaurants and I’m eager to get back out there and experience everything we missed out on this past year!
I am excited for a great year here at Deer Park and I can’t wait to serve our amazing DPE family! 

Treasurer – Kristine Contemplacion – treasurer@deerparkpta.org

Kristine Contemplacion is the mother of Kirsten Contemplacion, who graduated from DPE and is an 8th grader at Farnell, and Krisalyn Contemplacion who will be in second grade at DPE. Kristine is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed investment professional. She was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the US to work for a global accounting firm in 2006. She now works as Cost Accounting Manager at Refresco, the world’s largest independent beverages bottler. She enjoys painting, baking, travelling and going to amusement parks.

Secretary – Stephanie Bylund – secretary@deerparkpta.org

My two rangers are Lee, she will be in 2nd grade, and Brooke, she will be in kindergarten. I have been a stay-at-home mom since Lee was born, and prior to that worked with individuals with Autism; first as a behavioral therapist, and then as a high school teacher.  I enjoy crafting, camping, sports, Bravo, and Disney.  I’m very excited to be more involved with the PTA and to provide support to our staff and students at Deer Park.

VP of Programs – Amy Scott – programs@deerparkpta.org

My name is Amy Scott, and this will be my fourth year on the PTA board.  Roxie is our oldest, and she will be in the 4th grade this year.  Our twins, Lincoln and Leanora (Nora), are starting 2nd grade.  We spent 9 months traveling the country in a motorhome, but we are excited to get back to our Deer Park family!  Virtual learning was stressful but walking out the door and hiking the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, etc. made it all worth it.  We have been fortunate to visit and enjoy so many beautiful places, friends, and family, but our kiddos are looking forward to the school year.  Jason and I have always appreciated DPE teachers and staff, but we admire them even more now and are extremely grateful for everything they do for our family.  Rangers lead the way!

VP of Membership – Jess Bliven – membership@deerparkpta.org

My name is Jessica Bliven, and I recently relocated from California to Tampa with my husband David and son Lucas. Lucas will be in 1st grade this year and we are looking forward to our first full year at Deer Park! I was an Accounting Manager for 15 years and am now a part-time contract Accountant so that I can be as involved as possible with Lucas’s school and activities.
In our free time, our family enjoys spending time with our new puppy, Rosy, and exploring as many places as possible in and around this beautiful city.
I am so excited to be a part of the Deer Park PTA and look forward to contributing to both student and teacher success in any way I can!

VP of Volunteers – Alisha Stockton Chwala – volunteers@deerparkpta.org

Hi, Deer Park families! I’m Alisha Stockton Chwala & this will be my 4th year at Deer Park & my 3rd year on the PTA board! I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Communication & have been a Real Estate agent in the Westchase area for the past 17 years! My daughter, Makyla, will be in 3rd grade & I have a 4 year old son, Calum, at Westtown Christian Academy! I realize I have many years ahead at Deer Park & I am thrilled to continue volunteering to ensure our school is the best it can be for all our children, teachers, staff & families! I am proud to serve as the VP of Volunteers & Yearbook Chair… I hope to continue to enhance the amount of volunteers and families involved with our school while getting to know more DPE families in process!

VP of Ways and Means/Communications Chair – Ashley Coxwell

waysandmeans@deerparkpta.org & communications@deerparkpta.org

My name is Ashley Coxwell and I am mom to Wyatt Coxwell and stepmom to Kylie Coxwell. Wyatt is rising 1st grader in the Dual Language Program at Deer Park. Kylie was a Deer Park Ranger last year but is a rising 7th grader at Farnell Middle School.
I grew up in the suburbs just outside of Chicago and attended Purdue University (Boiler Up!). After graduating, I worked in the hospitality and resort industry for a few years before joining the Army. While in the Army, I served in the military intelligence branch as a cryptologic linguist. It was while being stationed at Fort Bliss, TX that I met my husband Josh Coxwell.
Our family is fairly new to the area, having moved to Tampa for a work opportunity in 2019. I currently work for a foodservice company based in Oldsmar and Josh is a licensed residential contractor. We love the area and the schools!
In my free time, I love spending time with the family at the beach, cooking together or playing Just Dance. I also enjoy running, coffee, and a good mystery novel. I am looking forward to serving on the PTA board this coming year to help support all the families, kids, and staff at Deer Park!
Rangers Rise Up!

Teacher Liaison – Amy Kasper – Amy.Kasper@sdhc.k12.fl.us

Homeroom Coordinator – Maralijn Robertson – homeroom@deerparkpta.org

My name is Maralijn Robertson and I’ve been an involved parent at Deer Park Elementary since my son Trevor started kindergarten in 2009.  He will be a senior at Sickles next year!  My daughter Alayna started kindergarten at Deer Park in 2016 and will be a 5th grader next year!  I have volunteered in various positions over the years, including Homeroom Parent, Corresponding Secretary on the PTA board, and 5th-grade Committee member when my son was in 5th grade.  Our family has enjoyed many wonderful years at Deer Park and we strive to support our school.  I’m really looking forward to serving as Homeroom Coordinator next year as well as serving on the 5th-grade Committee for my daughter’s last year.  It’s incredibly rewarding to help enrich the school experience for all of Deer Park’s students and to continue the special traditions put on by the PTA!  

5th Grade Chair – Mary Kate French – 5thgrade@deerparkpta.org

I am a Mom of 2 boys with my college sweetheart, Peter. This is our golden year with both boys at Deer Park at the same time (the only time it will be so!) so I am giving all my time to the school this year as Room Mom for K and 5th grade chair.   
We adopted a puppy last September who is the best addition to our family – also my shadow!  I Iove traveling with my family, wine nights with my girlfriends, and shopping solo with a Starbucks in my hand. Heaven! 

Hospitality – Jessica Bliven – hospitality@deerparkpta.org