"HI,My name is Cheryl Scavarda. I am married and the proud mother of Jenna and Mariella Scavarda. Jenna is a 5th grader and Mariella is a 1st grader at Oake Pointe Elementary School. I have been very active with the school since we have been coming to this school. We have moved here from Illinois a year and half ago and the transition to OPES was very easy and comfortable. When I was in Illinois I was part of the school board where my children attended. It was very important to me to be part of the school that my children were at . I assisted the PTO with a wide variety of activities for the school and families. I am a very involved parent with OPES and will continue to work hard at keeping the values of the school and PTO my top priority. I will make sure the events will continue to run with the best interest of children and OPES.I will continue working with business partners that OPES has and will make new relationships with local businesses to help with our organization .I will continue to work with administration to make sure all the school needs are met. I will work closely with all the new board members to make the transition to the new school year very easy . Thank you for time Cheryl Scavarda"
"Diane Starnes is the mother of Ava (5th grade) and Savannah (2nd grade). This year Diane has managed the PTO’s Facebook page, submitted weekly PTO updates for the Pony Express, arranged the Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Night, and solicited donations for the Silent Auction. She also coordinated the mother-son golf Date Knight at Frankie’s Fun Park and is co-coordinating the annual father-daughter Sweetheart Dance in April; she secured a $500 donation from Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union to be able to add extras to these events. Diane served as PTO President at Dutch Fork Elementary during the 2014-15 school year, which was named the district’s Outstanding Elementary Parent Teacher Organization of the Year. She served as PTO Vice President during the 2013-14 school year and was awarded Lexington-Richland Five’s Outstanding Elementary Volunteer of the Year. Diane is currently a stay-at-home mother, but she is a National Board Certified Teacher in special education. She is certified to teach students with learning disabilities (K-12) and high school English."
"Ashley Bubar has been an active parent volunteer serving on both the PTO Executive board, as well as volunteer coordinator for the last three years. Ashley has developed an outstanding rapport with the Oak Pointe staff, parents and children. Ashley is dedicated and passionate about Oak Pointe and the continued excellence of its PTO. She has first hand knowledge of and has assisted with all fundraisers, events, festivals and programs currently sponsored by the PTO. Ashley is married to Jay Bubar, and they have two children; Izzy (4th grade) and Jackson (1st grade) Jay is a very supportive husband who understands her enthusiasm, as well as the time it takes to make Oak Pointe the best school EVAH!"
"Hi, My name is Helen Cooke. I am married and the proud mother of Ciara Cooke, a first grader at Oak Point Elementary. I have been volunteering at the school since she started there last year. I am a stay at home mom so I have plenty of time to dedicate to OPES. I am a very involved parent within OPES and plan on continuing to work hard at keeping the values of the school and PTO my top priority. I will make sure that all of the events will continue to run with the best interest of the children and OPES. I will work hard on keeping relationships with local businesses and continue to make new relationships that will help build our organization. I will also work closely with administration to make sure that all of the schools needs are met. If I am elected I will work closely with the other board members to make an easy transition into the new school year. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Helen Cooke"
"Devon Greenan is the mother of two boys, Ben (a 4th grader) and Sean (a 4 year old). This is her first year at Oak Pointe Elementary and she has assisted in numerous events already. She comes with considerable experience with PTO from her previous school, Dutch Fork Elementary, where she served as the Volunteer Coordinator for 2 years, Holiday Store Chairperson for 3 years, Mother/ Son Date Night Chairperson for 3 years, and was instrumental in aiding other PTO events. This year at OPES, Devon has aided our PTO with organizing and putting up the games for the OPES Fall Festival, assisting and setting up the Bingo/ Silent Auction Night, and working on the upcoming Father/ Daughter Dance. Devon has participated in our monthly PTO meetings and is eager to help OPES. She is currently a stay-at-home mother, with a background as a certified ophthalmic assistant."
Keri Lyn Ladd
"Keri Lyn Ladd is the mother of two girls: Natalie (3rd grade) and Julia (age 4). This year at Oak Pointe Keri Lyn served as a homeroom parent and acquired numerous donations for the PTO Silent Auction. Additionally, she helped coordinate the mother-son golf Date Knight and is co-coordinating the father-daughter Sweetheart Dance. Previously, Keri Lyn served as Vice President of Dutch Fork Elementary School’s PTO, and was the school’s Volunteer of the Year for the 2014-15 school year. Keri Lyn served as chairperson of the Hospitality Committee and the Box Tops/Labels for Education program at Dutch Fork; she also helped coordinate the Fall Festival and Bingo Night. Keri Lyn is a graduate of Columbia International University."