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Newman PTC Committees & Board Members

Lauren Alexander Co-President*
Suzanne Baker Co-President*  
Michelle Geddes Co-President* 
Janet Ferriera Treasurer*
Amy Massey Assistant Treasurer*
OPEN Secretary* 
Sami Sinclair Fundraising Chair*
OPEN Annual Fund
Beth Seidman Adult Social Co-Chair
Tara Warren Adult Social Co-Chair 
Lauren Baum Kickback Events 
OPEN Half Day Events  
Torry Stamm Amazon Programs 
Laura O'Garr Springfest Co-Chair
Katie Lynch Springfest Co-Chair
Carly Carty Box Tops
OPEN Box Tops 
Kathy Fritz Curriculum Enrichment Chair*
Katherine Adams Understanding Our Different Abilities 
Parshavi Patel Understanding Our Different Abilities 
Beth Hammerstrand Curriculum Grants*
Susan Orr Curriculum Grants*
Family & School Activities:  
Monique Goodrow-Trach Community Service Co-Chair
Nicole O'Connor Community Service Co-Chair
Melissa Lassonde Movie Night / Providence Bruins
OPEN Permit Coordinator
Anne Grier Media Volunteer Coordinator
OPEN Lost & Found Coordinator 
Carrie Closuit Yearbook
Robin Isenberg Fifth Grade Activities Co-Chair*
Abby Posner Fifth Grade Activities Co-Chair*
Caron Savenor Fifth Grade Activities Co-Chair*
OPEN Fourth Grade Activities Chair*
OPEN Third Grade Activities Chair* 
Tracey Kaplowitz Second Grade Activities Chair*
Carin Hofer First Grade Activities Co-Chair*
Julie Hannon First Grade Activities Co-Chair*
Rachel Cohen Kindergarten Committee Co-Chair*
Julie Lazarus Kindergarten Committee Co-Chair*
Deborah Toffler Kindergarten Committee Co-Chair*
Alexandra Estcovitz Garden Committee Chair
OPEN Mayrathon
Suzanne Baker School Supply Kits
Ed Kim Parent/Teacher Sporting Events 
Alisha Harrington  Hello Newman Band 
Lee Harrington Hello Newman Band 
OPEN METCO Friends & Family Coordinator
Ann Lyons Hospitality
Julie Middleton Hospitality
Marketing & Communications:  
Shanna Deng Marketing Co-Chair*
Melissa Doyle Marketing Co-Chair* 
Tracey Kaplowitz Room Parent Coordinator
Karen O'Leary Sign Coordinator
Tom Deng Website*
Tom Deng Directory
Kristin Auffermann Newsletter & Communications* 
Tom Deng Dropbox Management 
Green Kids:    
Seona Standard Safe Routes to School
OPEN Safe Routes to School
New Families Committee:   
Naomi Goldman Welcome Committee


* = Board Member Position

Room Parents

Each year the Newman PTC looks for Room Parent volunteers in your child's classroom. It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved and help build a strong classroom community.

The Room Parents will work together to:

  • Communicate PTC related news to the classroom families

  • Coordinate classroom activities for SpringFest, our Spring carnival

  • Supporting the teacher by coordinating volunteer opportunities (varies by teacher)

  • Proof-reading the classroom list for the school directory

  • Organizing a Teacher Appreciation and class gifts

  • Organizing class get-togethers for adults and for kids

  • Recruiting volunteers for PTC events

  • Collecting classroom photos for the yearbook.

Working and busy parents are encouraged to volunteer! Room Parents are not required to be  in the classroom. The Room Parents will work as a team and should invite classroom families to participate and share in activities and responsibilities as needed.  And, of course, the PTC is here to support you!

Any questions, please contact


Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with the PTC this year? Email Lauren, Michelle and Suzanne at