Committees

NWSC Executive Committee

Here is a list of our current board officers and committees.

Position Name Email
Co-President Jeanette Harris harris.j.golfer@live.com
Co-President Stefanie Boucher president@willowbendpta.com
1st VP Programs Nora Ganatos neganatos@gmail.com
2nd VP Legislation Betsy Gharagozlou heybets30@hotmail.com
Secretary Tricia Eckels tricia_eckels@hotmail.com
Treasurer Julie Reiser jareiser03@gmail.com

NWSC Committee Chairmen

Position Name Email
Advisor Julie Holdeman julie.holdeman@comcast.net
Administrative Advisor Supt. Scott Thompson Ed.D ThompsoS@ccsd15.net
Bilingual OPEN
Directory Jennifer Zelazny jenz@mac.com
Health & Safety Lauren Josko Lauren.josko@gmail.com
Hospitality Chairman Gretchen Elzer scottelzer@sbcglobal.net
Membership OPEN
Principal Representative Mary Beth Knoeppel knoeppem@ccsd15.net
Reflections Stefanie Boucher wbptapresident@gmail.com
SPARK Sarah Winters sarahcwinter@comcast.net
Scholarship Sarah Winters sarahcwinter@comcast.net
Social Media OPEN
Spring Fling Betsy Gharagozlou heybets30@hotmail.com
Website Jen Zelazny jenz@mac.com

Committees Information

  • Health & Safety
  • Hospitality
  • Principal Representative
  • Publicity
  • Reflections: Reflections is the National PTA arts program that allows students to showcase their creativity in six different arts categories: Literature, Musical Composition, Dance Choreography, Photography, Visual Arts, and Film/Video Production. This year’s theme is “The Magic of a Moment” and all projects should center around that theme.
  • SPARK (Special Education Parents Accessing Resources and Knowledge):
    SPARK meetings are designed to give parents information to help them in their current and future steps of the journey of parenting children with unique needs. At SPARK we realize the importance of providing:

    • Relevant programs and resources related to special education
    • Opportunities to network, receive support and help
    • Connections for parents with outside sources

    The above are primarily accomplished at the district level through evening programs with outside speakers. We have SPARK representatives at each school who are a local contact and resource to the individual schools.We also have an online support group. For more information click on the SPARK link at the District 15 website, www.ccsd15.net.

  • Website: To maintain the NWSC Website including updating and sharing information.