I always warn parents when they volunteer for a project, that if they do a great job, I will remember and ask them to do it again when the opportunity arises. A new school year brings excitement and fresh energy, and new parents filling important roles in our school community. This year’s board president and PTO presidents are parents who have always been willing to help, by serving on the PTO, as room parent, or volunteering as needed; it is so appreciated by all of us at JPS, and it is my honor to work alongside you all this year.

It is my pleasure to introduce Morgan Martyn as our new Advisory Board President! Morgan has been a parent at JPS since 2018 and has watched the school grow in many ways. She served as PTO president last year and brought many new events and initiatives to our school family. She is passionate about what JPS provides to the Charlotte Jewish community, contributes valuable insight to every conversation, and devotes her time & energy to make sure her vision is brought to reality. Her transition will be seamless, thanks to Sara Kulbersh, previous board president. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sara for her invaluable support and leadership these past four years – thank you for all you do to strengthen Charlotte’s Jewish community.

Our new PTO Presidents, Amy Schapiro & Erin Schackman, have been busy this summer planning social events and organizing volunteer opportunities for families. With a strong focus on building community for parents, they have come up with many ideas and programs to meet the needs of both full-time and part-time families. It is sure to be a fabulous year ahead with our JPS families!