WHO WE ARE
The Bishop School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a group of parents, teachers and community members that strive to enrich our children's educational experience and build community spirit at Bishop. We accomplish this by funding events and activities throughout the year and by supplementing resources available to the school and our teachers. The Bishop community was very generous last year and the PTO raised about $71,000 last school year! This money was used to fund school-wide and grade-level enrichment programs, Bishop classrooms, teachers and administration, school improvement projects, and other community initiatives such as the Bishop garden.
PTO BOARD 2023-2024
Co-President (2nd year)
Mary and her husband, Wes, have lived in Arlington since 2008 and are the parents of Isabella (8th grade), Ava (4th grade) and Reese and Adilyn (2nd grade). Originally from Connecticut, Mary moved to the Boston area in 2005 after completing her graduate degree at the University of Connecticut. She is a Registered Dietitian and Clinical Trials Director at Zone Labs. In her downtime you can find her cheering on Wes and the girls at various sporting events, working out, gardening, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and their dog Bailey. Mary has been an active volunteer over the past 8 years, a room parent, and is co-chair of the Bishop Ambassador Program. She looks forward to her second year as Co-President of the PTO.
Please contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-President (1st year)
Tricia and her husband, Kevin, have been residents of Arlington since 2013. They are parents to three boys: Leo (8th grade), Calvin (4th grade), and Lucien (3rd grade). Tricia has been a genetic counselor for over 18 years and is currently the Director of Cardiac and Neurogenetics Services at InformedDNA. She greatly enjoys the Bishop community and has volunteered as a room parent, assisted with Science Night, and helped run the Used Good Sale. When she's not serving as chef or chauffeur to the boys, she loves anything that involves moving outside, such as running, biking, swimming, kayaking, and cross country skiing. She is excited to serve on the PTO board!
Please contact Tricia at email@example.com.
Co-Treasurer (2nd year)
Leonie (and her husband Niall), are parents to Saoirse (6th grade), Lucas (4rd grade) and Sophie (1st grade). Leonie grew up in Dublin, Ireland, where she earned an undergraduate degree in Pharmacology at University College Dublin and a Diploma in Business and IT from Smurfit Business School. Leonie moved to Boston 18 years ago, after spending 2 years working in Bermuda. Leonie and Niall moved to Arlington in 2011. She currently works part time at JPMorgan Chase in the Alternative Investments team, in a business management role but previously worked full time in an accounting role in the Hedge Fund team. In her free time Leonie enjoys traveling, running, hiking, reading, and spending time with her kids. She is looking forward to serving the community through the PTO board.
Please contact Leonie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Treasurer (1st year)
Sabrina and her husband, Charles, have lived in Arlington since 2014 and are parents to Cecile (2nd grade) and Elise (1st grade). Sabrina grew up in Quebec City, Canada and moved to Boston in 2005 to work for Deloitte as an auditor after obtaining her degree in Accounting from Laval University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in both Canada and the United States. Sabrina currently works for Group 1001, an insurance company, in the Financial Planning and Analysis Group. In her free time, Sabrina enjoys traveling to visit family abroad, socializing with friends, spending time with her kids and being outdoors. She has been volunteering for various events at Bishop School the past 2 years including being a room parent, and is looking forward to being more involved as a PTO member in 2023.
Please contact Sabrina at email@example.com.
Fundraising Coordinator (2nd year)
Lori and her husband Bob (Sheehy) are parents to Eve (7th grade), Sayer (5th grade) and Annalise (kindergartener).Both Lori and Bob are originally from New York state but met in Boston post college.Before having kids Lori worked for the Harvard School of Public Health ad Dana Barber Cancer Institute in research and Internal Review Board administration. She enjoys reading,hiking and spending time with family and friends. This is Lori’s fourth year as a room parent and she looks forward to being on the PTO board another year.
Please contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications Coordinator (2nd year)
Valerie Geary and her husband, Ted Lombardi, are parents to Josie, a 6th grader, and Clancy, who is in the first grade. Valerie and Ted met at College of the Holy Cross and were married there in 2005. They moved to Arlington in 2014 and love their community! Valerie completed her MA in Literature at Simmons University, where she is now a professor and co-runs the Honors Program. She is also a freelance writer and editor. Valerie has volunteered at Bishop as a Room Parent, as the coordinator of the Holiday Helping Hands program, and on the Play Committee. She also leads Arlington's chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, attending shows and concerts, photography, and playing with the family pets, Clover, Donut, and Ginger.
Please contact Valerie at email@example.com.
Recording Secretary (1st year)
Jessica and her husband, David, are the parents of 4th graders, Evelyn and Samuel Kaplan. Jessica and David moved to Arlington in 2012 and have loved getting to know this supportive and caring Bishop community over the past several years. Jessica is a Talent Strategy Consultant and an Executive Coach at ClearRock, a women-owned, Boston-based organization. For fun, she enjoys joining other Arlington women weekly for an adult hip-hop class, traveling, and exploring Boston restaurants with her family. She has participated in the Bishop Diversity and Inclusion Group for past several years, is part of the newly-formed Friends of METCO group, and volunteered at the Cultural Festival and other Bishop events. She looks forward to becoming more involved in the community through the PTO.
Please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room Parent Coordinator (2nd year)
Julie and her husband, Adam, are parents to Ella (5th grade), Ace (4th grade), James (2nd grade), and 3 year old, Shane. For 12 years Julie worked in various communications roles at Harvard University, most recently in External Relations at the Harvard Business School. She enjoys photography, coaching softball, playing hockey, and spending the summer months with family and friends down the Cape. Julie has served as room parent for a few years and, as a Bishop alum, she looks forward to another year of supporting the Bishop community as part of the PTO.
Please contact Julie at email@example.com.