“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller
Please review the following document to learn more about the Fulton Elementary School PTA and the responsibilities of our Executive committee.
Coretta Bennett, President
Coretta currently has a 5th grade son at FES. The Bennett Family has grown with Fulton Elementary since 2008, having two older children, in 8th grade and college respectively. Prior to serving as PTA President, Coretta volunteered as room parent, committee chair, and with various PTA initiatives. She is professionally employed, and finds it rewarding engaging with our school's staff, parents, and students so that all are welcome and supported.
Josh Felsen, 1st Vice President
Josh currently has a Kindergartener, Third Grader and a Fifth Grader attending Fulton Elementary. He values the relationship between families and the school that the PTA facilitates and looks forward to working with current and new families.
Hope Ripkin, 2nd Vice President
Hope Ripkin is the 2nd Vice President. She has two children, Elizabeth (Fourth Grade) and Alexis (Seventh Grade).
Hope previously served two terms as FES PTA Treasurer. She volunteered to become more involved in the school her children attend and also ensure the school is financially responsible. The PTA is a great way to truly connect to the school.
Donyel Speares, Treasurer
Donyel has a daughter starting Kindergarten in the fall, twin three-year olds, and a nine month old. She is looking forward to being a part of the Fulton Elementary community and volunteering with the PTA.
Natalie Albanesi, Recording Secretary
With over 16 years as a teaching professional at both the High School and Middle School levels, Natalie Albanesi says it's the "Partnership between Teachers and Parents that make a child's school career successful."
Ms. Albanesi not only lives in but teaches in our community. Natalie currently teaches science at Hammond Middle School. She hopes that her situational uniqueness along with her extensive background and experience in education will be a valuable asset to the PTA and community. "I look forward to contributing wherever I can. I love FES and hope to continue promoting a positive learning environment and a community of openness and responsibility."
Natalie is married and has two children, Bella (Second Grade) and Tyler (Kindergarten). In her free time, Natalie is an avid runner and foodie. She enjoys the beach, going to church, and is a passionate Redskins and Nationals fan.
Aisha Applewhite, Corresponding Secretary
Aisha currently has a Kindergartner and a 5th Grader attending Fulton Elementary and has been actively involved since 2013. She has volunteered as room parent and in other capacities supporting FES and FES PTA sponsored activities. She looks forward to supporting the PTA mission and connecting all Fulton Elementary families and staff through various forms of communications.