Executive Board Bios 

Angela Vawter, President

I'm grateful to be serving as President on the Mt. Washington Elementary PTA for a second term this school year. It's been a wonderful (and adventurous) first four years here at Mt. Washington. My son, Henry is now a 4th grader, and my youngest, Josephine just started Kindergarten. We're all really happy to be back on campus! I just love this school and consider myself very lucky to be able to volunteer my time in this way. It's a dream to work alongside our community of talented parents, and to work hand in hand with Mrs. Gravino and our wonderful teachers. I'm really looking forward to connecting "in-person" with our community this year.




Cara Gillis, Communications Chair



Hello Mount Washington community (and other people on the internet reading this). As the Communications Chair I hope to ensure clear, transparent, effective, and succinct communication. QED.







Sonal Khemani, Programs Chair 

Hello Mt. Washington Community. My hope is to help provide quality enrichment to all of our students. We have such a wonderful school community and are fortunate to be able to provide a variety of programming. In my off time, I love to hike, run (more accurately huff and puff my way up and down these hills) and also volunteer as a garden parent at the school. 


Melissa Villanueva, Fundraising Chair



Howdy...My name is Melissa aka Arthur's mom (6th grade). After 5 years as a parent at Mt. Washington Elementary and 42 years of living in the community, I am proud to serve my first year on the PTA board. I'm hoping to organize some really fun events this year and more importantly, campaign for our children. It is my firm belief that investing in our children yields the highest return. Afterall, the solutions for the world's greatest challenges are locked inside those little rugrats:)







Mike Kopera, Volunteers Chair

Hello Mt. Washington!  I'm the father of Jacob (3rd grade) and Sophie (1st grade) and have constantly changing facial hair.  


I grew up in Troy, Michigan, where I played soccer, caught grasshoppers, and impersonated Elvis.  My favorite food is guacamole and I appreciate good grammar and active verbs.


For all things volunteer this year, I'll always be near to lend an ear.  (dad rhymes)




Historian: It could be you! 

Nicole Vexler, Treasurer

Hello Mt. Washington Community! My name is Nicole and I’m the proud mom of Charlie, who will be in 1st grade this year. I’m excited to volunteer as the treasurer and contribute to this wonderful school community. I’m looking forward to this year, to all the fun events, incredible programs and getting to know Charlie’s school mates and their families!