The Virginia-Highland Elementary (VHE) School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is on a mission to enrich the environment and culture of VHE to provide equitable access to excellent education for all students. 

    The PTO Executive Board of elected parents/guardian volunteers, 2 teachers, and principal will fulfill its mission to stakeholders (staff, students, parents/guardians, and community) through fundraising, transparent communication, and student- and teacher-focused programs.

    2023 Initiatives

    • Establishing community relationships
    • Building VHE community
    • Facility improvements inside and out
    • Ensuring a library full of books
    • Creating effective communication channels
    • Fundraising + grant writing
    • Supporting teacher + staff move in

    2023 Interim Executive Board


    • Co-President Melissa Clark email l bio
    • Co-President Leah Matthews email l bio
    • Vice President Sudie Nolan-Cassimatis email l bio
    • Secretary Chae O'Keefe email l bio
    • Treasurer Guenther Huber email l bio


    • Communication Megan Graddy email l bio
    • Community Outreach Kelley Nduom email l bio
    • Facilities Lisl Huber email l bio
    • Fundraising Frank Brockway email l bio
    • Fundraising Elizabeth Adams email l bio
    • Operations Ryan Valduga email l bio
    • School Culture Michelle Karpinsky email l bio
    • School Spirit Candice Harris email l bio

    2023 Committees

  • School Spirit

  • School Culture

  • Operations

  • Fundraising

  • Facilities

  • Community Engagement

  • Communications