2018-2019 PTO Board Nominations
Candidate(s) for the office of Vice- President
My name is Holly Allison. I am 30 years old and have 3 awesome children. My oldest is 11, Tyler, and has attended Caughman Rd Elementary since 1st grade. He is now beginning his adventures at Hopkins middle school as a 6th grader!! My one and only girl, Aubrey, is 9 and is in Mr. Drysdale’s 4th grade class here at Caughman Rd. Last but certainly not least my youngest is 6, Noah, and is just starting his adventures here at Caughman in Mrs. Haun’s Kindergarten class. I have enjoyed all my years here at Caughman both in the classrooms and behind the scenes whenever needed. All the teachers here know they can count on me anything they need me. I currently work at Providence Hospital downtown and also have a home based business with Mary Kay. I have been involved in several volunteer projects throughout our church as well as lead several groups/projects at work. I was the Vacation Bible School VP for several years as well as part of the Children’s youth group. I was the leader in several fundraisers at work. One of them we were able to raise the most money than any other group in the hospital for our heart walk. I am one of the leaders of our NightSide team which helps to pull all departments together and work on different improvement projects for the hospital. Those are a few of my programs I am currently or most recently been involved in. I cannot wait to be a part of this team and see what we can do together to make Caughman Rd an even better school for our children!!
Candidate(s) for the office of Secretary
My name is Khalilah Belgrave-Young and I am submitting my biography to apply for the position of Secretary of the Caughman Road Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
I have been in the United States Air Force for 16 years and I currently serve in Command Support Staff, where I supervise approximately 2 to 10 soldiers.
I am a graduate of Claflin University in Orangeburg South Carolina where I received a degree in Organizational Management. I also obtained two Associate’s Degrees from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina, in Business Administration and Business Marketing, with a concentration in Human Relations. I also obtained an Associate’s Degree from the Community College of the Air Force, in Montgomery, Alabama, in Logistics Management.
I have been a member of New Life Fellowship Church in Blythewood, South Carolina for 22 years, where I serve the ministry as a Children’s Sunday School Teacher and a Children’s Church Teacher. I also serve on the Usher Board and the Music and Dance Ministry with the church.
I have volunteered at all of the schools that my daughter has attended, to include Horrell Hill Elementary and Caughman Road Elementary. At both schools, I have worked in the Santa Shop, read to the children in the classrooms, and participated in Career Day, and various other events that were held at the school.
I have always appreciated the hard work and dedication of the teachers and staff at Caughman Road Elementary School, and I believe that it is my duty to assist them as a volunteer in order to advocate, support and encourage the students as they grow, develop, and mature into productive citizens of society.
I count it an honor to serve as a volunteer and endeavor to do my best to continue to be a support to the school system, and I thank you very much for your consideration.
Candidate(s) for the office of Fundraising Coordinator
My name is Catherine Gabrielli. I am running for the office of Fundraising Coordinator. I have been married to my husband Gene for 19 years and we have 3 children- David, 15, Edward-13, and Mary Catherine-10. Mary Catherine is a 5th grader in the Montessori program. I have been a nurse for 17 years and most recently began educating people on using natural solutions for various health concerns.
Candidate(s) for the office of Treasurer
My name is Shannon Shuler and I am the mother of two beautiful children, Grayson (6) and Makenzie (1). They are my world and my pride and joy. In my professional life I am the Director of Social Work Services for Bryan Psychiatric Hospital – Adult, Child & Adolescent and Forensics. I have both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work and independently licensed to provide therapy. I have never served as a Treasurer, however, I manage the delivery of social work services in three inpatient hospitals and am very organized. I am eager to serve in whatever capacity the PTO can utilize me best.
We have been at Caughman road since Edward was in 2nd grade. I absolutely love Caughman road and have enjoyed volunteering in different capacities over the years. I would love to be a part of the fundraising here at Caughman road especially since this will be our last year here. I am also hopeful that I can come back to volunteer even once Mary Catherine is in middle school.