“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 is the proud parent of three children promoted by FES. The Bennett family has been a part of the community and Fulton Elementary since 2008. Prior to serving as PTA President, Coretta volunteered as room parent, committee chair, and with various PTA initiatives. She is professionally employed full time and finds it rewarding to engage with our school's staff, parents, and students. She fervently believes in the PTA's mission and providing the opportunity for everyone to feel welcome, engaged and supported.
Meghna Lipcon, 1st Vice President
Meghna is excited to join the PTA board this year. As a former elementary school math and science teacher, Meghna believes that the partnership between parents and teachers is a powerful way to help our children succeed academically, socially and emotionally in school and life. Having been on the teacher side of things, Meghna is excited to take on this role at Fulton ES to support the amazing staff and administration.
Meghna has two children at Fulton, a 2nd grader and 5th grader. Currently, she supervises student teachers in Baltimore City Public Schools and teaches a math and science methods course to undergraduates at Goucher College. She loves the flexibility this allows her to continue to stay involved at Fulton. When not involved in education-focused endeavors, Meghna loves to run, read, play percussion with the Columbia Concert Band, and cheer on her favorite baseball team, the New York Mets.
Rita Park, 2nd Vice President
Rita is a mother of two and a long time resident of Howard County. Prior to serving on the PTA Executive Board, Rita served as room parent, committee chair for Spirit/Dine-Out Night, and volunteer coordinator for Field Day. As an educator in Howard County, she believes a solid and active partnership between schools and families is essential to the ultimate goal of a successful academic experience for all children.
Natalie Albanesi, Recording Secretary
With over 18 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 and is Coordinator For Special Events for the Sixth Grade 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 (Third Grade) and Tyler (First Grade). 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.
Tara Geiger, Corresponding Secretary
Tara is serving as Corresponding Secretary and is responsible for communications on behalf of the PTA including newsletters, website and social media. Tara sees FES as a second home for her children where they will have experiences that will help shape them as individuals. She is excited to contribute to these experiences through the efforts of the PTA.
The Geiger family came to Howard County from New York City and Connecticut. Tara has a second grader at Fulton, a preschooler at Dayton Oaks and an 18-month-old. She previously served as Volunteer Coordinator and has a professional background in media relations.