PTA Leadership

The PTA is staffed by wonderful parent volunteers who organize, plan, and carry out programs that benefit your children and our school. Interested in making a difference at RHES? Email Katey to support an event, join a committee, or take the lead for the PTA.

(Even if the position you are interested in is filled, we can always use co-leads, so don’t hesitate to reach out!)

PresidentKatey Vale
President-ElectJulia Derrigo
Executive VP/
Immediate Past President
Rosanna Taormina
TreasurerKelly Velinksy
Assistant Treasurer 1OPEN
SecretarySarah Stanton Huxta
VP CommunicationsKevin Vess
VP Membership/DirectoryOPEN
VP FundraisingKatey Vale
VP CurriculumSusanna Montezemolo
Jade Wexler
VP KindergartenOPEN
VP First GradeOPEN
VP Second GradeOPEN
VP Special EducationMarie O’Hara
Christine Neumerski
NAACP Parent Council PresidentChelsea Crawford
Tracy Spain
MCPS/MCCPTA LiaisonSusanna Montezemolo
Leadership At LargeSimma Kupchan

Event and Committee Leads

After School Enrichment CoordinatorRosanna Taormina
Assembly CommitteeRosanna Taormina
Auction CommitteeJulia Derrigo
Katey Vale
Back-to-School PicnicOPEN
Book Fair CoordinatorsOPEN
Box TopsOPEN
Community/Charitable OutreachOPEN
End-of-the-Year PicnicOPEN
Fall Festivities CommitteeOPEN
Family Engagement/
Community Building Committee
Green CommitteeOPEN
2024-25 Kindergarten Welcome CommitteeOPEN
Literacy Night CoordinatorOPEN
Math Night CoordinatorOPEN
Movie Night CoordinatorOPEN
Multicultural Night CoordinatorSimma Kupchan
Recess Equipment CoordinatorJulia Derrigo
Rhino Run CoordinatorsOPEN
Rosie the RhinoOPEN
2nd Grade Celebration CoordinatorOPEN
School Beautification CommitteeKelci Schuler
Julia Derrigo
School Sign ManagerOPEN
Spirit Wear CoordinatorRosanna Taormina
Staff Appreciation CommitteeOPEN
Thanksgiving Boxes CoordinatorsOPEN
Translation Coordination (Amharic)OPEN
Translation Coordination (Spanish)OPEN
Volunteer CoordinatorOPEN
Web ManagerKevin Vess
Yearbook CommitteeOPEN