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.

Beth Howanski

I am a stay at home mom to a PHCC graduate Regina (6), a PHCC student Emilia (4), and two future PHCC student (class of 2023) Stella (2),  and (class of 2025) Caleb (1). We all live in Parkville with (the only boy in the bunch) my husband Michael. My husband and I have known each other for 17 years, and have been together for 11 of those years.  Our family is rounded out by our own personal zoo consisting of our 7 year old adopted dog a pit mix named Saoirse (Sear-sha), our two chinchillas Sweet D and Big Al, and our most recent addition Benny (Benedict) a bearded dragon.

Some of my interests and hobbies include: trips to the beach, photography, crafting & scrapbooking, watching YouTube videos (mostly Disney vlogs and cooking/cleaning), and spending a ridiculous amount of time with my family (both immediate and extended).

This is my second year on the Board (three years as a PHCC parent), and I cannot wait to see what this school year brings!

 

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.

Jeanne Gyr – 4 year old class(AM)

Mom to a son and daughter – 14 months apart; 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 yellow mini labradoodle named Phillip. He brings our collective wackiness and oddities down to earth, mostly by eclipsing them with his own wackiness and oddities. 

My son graduated from PHCC last June and now attends Kindergarten – my brain hasn’t quite caught up. My daughter is now in her last year at PHCC in the 4s class. Currently, planted on my couch – with a cup of vino in hand and ” Golden Girls” running in the background – wondering where the last five years have gone.

We are thankful for the memories and friendships PHCC has given us. I’m excited for one last hurrah at preschool before my daughter joins her brother at “big school” – as he calls it. Same couch, same cup of vino – and in another five years.  I’ll wonder where the last 10 have gone.  

Alisia Krastel – 4 year old class(PM)


Mom to two daughters, 3 and 8, and a son, 9. There names are Quincy, Mia and Zoey, and they will have all gone to PHCC. I’m a full-time real estate agent and business coach. I live in Middle River with my husband, Mark, and we’re looking forward to great year to meet new friends.

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.

Erin Feury

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATORS

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.

Danielle Rasinski – 3 & 4 year old class


This is my second year with PHCC and couldn’t be more excited to watch my son continue to learn in this amazing school. I live in Perry Hall with my husband, Walt, our 2 sons, Jay (4) and Brett (20 months) and 3 rescue dogs. I split my time as a Registered Nurse between home care and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. In the little free time we have, we enjoy working on our house, traveling and being outdoors.

MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR

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.

Mike Durdock

This is my third year with PHCC and I’m excited to have my second child start their education with this group of people in a fun and safe environment. I reside in Perry Hall with my wife and our two daughters Sofia (5, graduate of PHCC in 2020) and Gabriella (2 yrs 10 months). I am a stay at home father and enjoy teaching my daughters reading and math through interactive cartoons, how to use arts and crafts and play different sports as well as read bedtime stories. During our free time, we like to be active in sports, as athletes and fans, as well as work on our house and travel the world.  

 

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.

Andrea Hammerbacker