The PHCC executive board is comprised of parents who are willing to volunteer their time to help make important decisions that guide the school throughout the year.

 

PRESIDENT

Presides at all parent and executive board meetings; organizes handbooks for parents; assigns jobs to new parents; appoints all special committees; prepares teacher contracts; prepares monthly newsletter; refers to and completes monthly to do lists as outlined in Presidents Binder; must be available to work at all times in cooperation with teachers in organizing and coordinating all preschool affairs.  Presides at monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Danielle Isenberg


My husband and I have been together for thirteen years. We have three beautiful children – two boys and a girl! Our family loves to go camping, boating, and picking fruit to make homemade jam and pie! We are entering our third year at Perry Hall Children’s Center. I stumbled across PHCC during a Google Search and am so fortunate to have done so! We have made so many wonderful friendships and memories! It has been such a blessing to be able to a part of our children’s education and watch them grow academically. I can’t wait to see what the next year holds for us!

 

 

VICE PRESIDENTS

There is one Vice President for each class.  Each VP is assigned one or more of the following duties: organizes fundraisers and contacts businesses to request contributions for Basket Bingo, Ice Cream Social, Family Movie Night, End of Year Picnic and other fundraisers decided by the board.  Contacts speakers and arranges program for parent meetings, contacts and organizes photographer for class pictures and handles the sales of school t-shirts.  VPs are also responsible for performing duties of the President in her/his absence.  VPs are the liaison between parents and the Executive Board.  VPs will send weekly emails to parents to include weekly updates and reminders.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Kristie Crouse – 3 year old class(AM)


Kristie Crouse is a former Registered Nurse and now runs her business from her home in Kingsville. She lives on a farmette with her husband, son, and beloved German Shepherd dog. Her hobbies include puzzles, cooking, and drinking coffee and wine.

 

Ariana Rizzo – 3 year old class(PM)


This is my first year at PHCC and we couldn’t be happier to have found such a great program! I live in Bel Air with my partner in crime, Larry and our 3 year old son Sam. I am the Business Development Manager at Ruppert Landscape here in Baltimore. In my spare time I like crafting and home decorating.

 

Jill Berg – 4 year old class(AM)


This year is my 3rd year at PHCC. My daughter Adriana is in the 4am class for the 2018-19 school year. I am a SAHM and enjoy watching how much my daughters have grown at PHCC. I am looking forward to another fun year!

 

Dena Wehner – 4 year old class(PM)


I am thoroughly looking forward to my third year here at PHCC. My Husband and I have two children ages four and two that keep me very busy. I enjoy camping, everything Disney and wine. When I am not at PHCC or with my family, I work full time in the Respiratory field.

 

 

TREASURER

Collects, disburses and records all monies; submits a financial record at all board and parent meetings and at year-end; and files official forms with federal, local and state governments.  Other duties include: teacher payroll. Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Becky Martin

 

 

ASSOCIATE TREASURER

Works closely with the Treasurer and handles petty cash receipts and all monies for field trips, fundraisers, tuition etc.  Makes bank deposits, keeps records of all money transactions and other duties as assigned by the Treasurer.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Kristin Arnold

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

There are 2 membership positions (3s and 4s representative).  Handles all aspects of registration for new members; records and organizes all medical records; health forms and emergency cards.  Discuss responsibilities of cooperative parent with new parents and prospective members; handles open house, registration days and advertising for any school openings.  Prepares class rosters for new school year and organizes student files.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Jeanne Gyr – 3 year old class


Mom to a son and daughter, aged 14 months apart; this was equal parts a blessing and an accident. Wife to a random guy I met in a bar on St. Patrick’s Day. We all belong to a mini labradoodle named Phillip. He brings our collective wackiness and oddities down to earth, mostly by eclipsing them with his own wackiness and oddities. In any case, I’m grateful.

I’m a college advisor at CCBC for a program that supports Freshmen at my alma mater, Towson University. I have a Masters degree in Professional Writing. I’m a trained technical, business and creative writer (and editor) but I can’t do math.

My interests include (in no particular order): white wine, mafia movies, country music, beach vacations, pool time, exercise, The Golden Girls, online shopping, hanging out with my 91 year old grandmother, trying out new cosmetics and skin care, long walks with my pup, eating with friends, drinking by myself (wink wink), Matthew McConaughey – in any decade, any way, shape or form – and hearing hearty laughs from my kids (even when they’re at my expense).

My kids and I come from a Greek Orthodox family and we are parishioners at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.

I am so excited to watch my son learn and grow here at PHCC in the 3AM group and I cannot wait to welcome my daughter to the 3s program next year.

There will be many years of Gyrs here at PHCC!

 

Erica Chlan – 4 year old class


I am a mom of two handsome boys and a devoted wife to a firefighter. I’ve been a operating room nurse for 10 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling the world, and extreme couponing. I went to PHCC as a child and am excited to be on the board this year!

 

 

WEBSITE

Provides publicity to prospective members and convenience to current members by maintaining and updating the PHCC website.  Purchases the domain yearly and keeps site up-to-date and running.  Posts dates of events and any other information as requested.  Sends mass emails on behalf of school and keeps Facebook page current.  Assists with fundraisers and school events.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Kathleen Ballard


Wife and Mom of two little ones. In the small amount of spare time I have, I work FT as a Clinical Database Designer in Pharmaceutical Research and PT as a Fitness Coach at a local gym. My interests include wellness, fitness, nutrition, shopping, cleaning and Disney. This will be our second year at PHCC and I am looking forward to watching my son grow and learn with all of his friends.

 

 

FUNDRAISING CHAIRPERSON

Organizes fundraisers; assists in contacting businesses to request contributions; solicits volunteers to work on fundraising committees; ensures the completion of fundraisers and keeps documents regarding how the fundraiser went and notes for future use.  Collects monies and works with treasurer to keep accurate account of monies.  Is the lead organizer of the Annual Bingo Fundraiser.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Karen Sipes


I am a stay at home mom to a 4 year old and have 2 older stepchildren. I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and wine. This is our second year at PHCC and have enjoyed meeting great families here. Looking forward to a great year.

 

 

ASSOCIATE FUNDRAISING CHAIRPERSON

Organizes fundraisers; assists in contacting businesses to request contributions; solicits volunteers to work on fundraising committees; ensures the completion of fundraisers and keeps documents regarding how the fundraiser went and notes for future use.  Collects monies and works with treasurer to keep accurate account of monies.  Is the Associate Lead organizer of the Annual Bingo Fundraiser.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Emily Earll


Mom to furbabies: Gilly, GLaD0S, Gambit, Gryffindor; and two adorable human children. My oldest, Aria, is in the 4’s program this year and I am hoping to enroll Piper in the 3’s program next year! We live in Chase and love to host bonfires, game nights, pool parties, and Game of Thrones viewing parties. Some of the things I love include DIY, wine, craft nights, road trips, singing to my toddlers, and pickles.

For my other full-time job, I work in Marketing for a CDMO (Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization) that specializes in gene therapy. I commute from Chase to Harmans, MD so you can often find me crying in the car listening to a self-help audiobook or singing my heart out to any number of Disney, Sia, 80s and 90s tunes. Follow me on Instagram @ready.player.mom if you’re into that sort of thing.

 

 

SECRETARY

Records all minutes for executive board and parent meetings; keeps a record of all attendance at meetings; sends letters to parents not in attendance at parents meetings; conducts necessary correspondence for school, i.e. thank you letters, business letters.  Posts minutes on school notice board.  Assists with fundraisers and school events. Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Heather Gyr


Mom to Ryan (5, 2018 graduate of PHCC) & Emma (3, current PHCC 3am student.) I’ve been involved with PHCC since 2015 and have served on the Executive Board since 2017. I feel that the experiences our children have at PHCC will help form strong educational and social foundations as they grow.

I was raised and am currently living in Perry Hall with Ryan, Emma, my Husband Paul and our 1.5 year old Chocolate Lab, Ginger. For the last 18 years I have been working as a System/Test Engineer for the Department of Defense. The daily commute to/from Ft Meade has worn away much of my sparkle and replaced it with sarcasm – enough so that I should probably be always wearing a shirt that says “Warning: contains sarcasm. Proceed with caution.” 🙂

 

 

SOCIAL COORDINATOR

Books all Spirit Nights and handles all flyers as well as picking up all funds raised during each event.  Heads all committees for school events (non-fundraising) to include Ice Cream Social, Family Fun Night etc.  Assists with fundraisers and school events.  Attends monthly executive board meetings.  Job starts in the summer.  Makes purchases for school and will be reimbursed by submitting a PHCC reimbursement form and attaching receipts.

Katie Powell


My name is Katie Powell and I am excited to be the Social Coordinator for Perry Hall Children’s Center. Our daughter Lilly will be in the 4 PM class with Ms. Elder. I work full time as a Health Educator for Johns Hopkins Health Care, but absolutely love and enjoy planning parties and fun activities! In addition, I will be helping to update the Bulletin Boards and plan class parties.

 

MEMBER AT LARGE

Karynne Krasowski


Stay at home mom to 3 crazy kids. Olivia (2018 PHCC grad) who is now in kindergarten, Zachary who is in the 3’s class at PHCC, and baby Abigail, future PHCC student I’m also cooking mom for the 3’s AM class (cooking mom in the 4’s last year) and love seeing the kids faces as they eat what they created!

Other than my kids, husband, family and dog, the loves in my life are coffee, pinteresting and the gym!