Board of Directors

Sarah Sandoval-Mohapatra

President

Sarah Sandoval-Mohapatra has lived in the Patterson Park Neighborhood since 2006 with her husband, Pramit. Since moving to the neighborhood, they have welcomed two sons into the world, Phoenix and Oscar.  After graduating from Stanford University with a BA in History, Sarah came to Baltimore in 2000 as a Teach For America (TFA) corps member and taught middle school social studies. In 2002, Sarah earned her Masters in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University.  After four years as a teacher, Sarah then worked as a program manager for TFA in Baltimore, successfully partnering with City Schools and MSDE on teacher certification and hiring. In 2013, Sarah served as the Strategy Advisor for TFA Baltimore’s Alumni School Leadership Initiative.  Currently, Sarah is a stay at home mom to her two young sons and on most days can be found enjoying Patterson Park with her family.  Sarah is committed to serving Baltimore’s students and her community.  Before becoming a PPPCS Board Member, she volunteered with our school’s ABC Crew.  Her mornings with PPPCS’s elementary students were always a highpoint of her week. 

John Wesby

Vice President 

John Wesby, along with his wife, Melissa and children, Olivia, Mitchell and Lydia are proud residents of the Patterson Park Neighborhood. John has immersed himself into his neighborhood, serving the Patterson Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) as a co-chair of its Security Committee and donating his professional skills to PPNA by producing its on-line marketing video. John has also served the greater South East Baltimore community as a Board Member of the Friends of Patterson Park since 2009. John has served as Board Secretary and co-chaired The Moonlight at the Pagoda and Wine Tasting fundraising committees. As a Senior Producer at Black Entertainment Television (BET Networks), John has traveled extensively throughout the world producing and directing various television programs.

Our Board of Directors meet the third Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm in the cafeteria.  The meetings are open to the general public and we encourage parents, students, and community members to attend and let your voices be heard.  

Bill Mules

Secretary

Bill Mules has spent his entire career in education as a teacher of English, houseparent, counselor, coach, dean, division head, and, for thirty-one years, Headmaster. In 2007 he retired from the post of Head of School at The American School in London after nine years in that assignment. He has previously been Head of the Morristown-Beard School in New Jersey (6 years) and of McDonogh School (16 years.) In 2006 Bill joined the Board of The British School in New York, now a part of the International British Schools group. He also serves on the Foundation Board of The American School in London.

In addition to his background in education, Bill brings to the Board a career of experience in fund-raising and an appreciation for international schooling.

Bill was educated at Princeton University (AB in English), The Johns Hopkins University (Masters in Education), and The University of Virginia (Doctorate in Education.) He has taught at the college level (McDaniel College) and served as a Dean at Washington and Lee University.

Bill is a native Baltimorean. He and his wife Mimi live in Canton. They have two daughters, Rebecca and Blake, and two grandchildren, Will and Caroline. They regularly volunteer in support of the Friends of Patterson Park.

Chris Scott

Treasurer

Christopher Scott, along with his wife Dana, has lived in the Patterson Park Neighborhood since 2004. They have one son, Charlie, who attends PPPCS. Chris has worked throughout his career on sustainable communities and education working as the finance manager for the League of American Bicyclists and as a financial analyst for Baltimore City Public School Systems. He currently works as Research Service Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Chris has a strong background in non-profit and governmental financials with expertise in grant and donor giving. Chris and his wife have enjoyed watching the school blossom from an idea to a flourishing neighborhood institution in their years in the neighborhood and are excited to have their son as a PPPCS student.

Aaron Fries  

Aaron Fries has lived in South East Baltimore since 2003 and in the Patterson Park neighborhood since 2008. He enjoys participating in neighborhood events in and around Patterson Park with his wife, Shannon, and son, Mack.  Aaron is a New York City native and, as a graduate of the New York City public school system, is a firm believer in a strong public school education. His commitment to empowering communities through neighborhood schools is second to none. Aaron currently serves as the Senior Disaster Program Manager at the Red Cross.  Aaron joined the Board after working with the Spring into Art committee in 2015.

Candace Caraco 

Candace Caraco has lived in the Patterson Park neighborhood since 2005, which she first discovered when jogging. Originally from rural New York, Candace believes strong public preK-12 education is critical to building healthy communities and healthy lives. She has worked in higher education her whole career, often focused on institutional or State initiatives to improve access to higher education. She is now at the University of Baltimore and previously served the MD Higher Education Commission, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and the University of Virginia, where she also earned her MA and PhD in English (BA, U. of Rochester). Candace still likes to relax in Patterson Park with her human and animal friends.

Carisa Perry-Parrish

Dr. Perry-Parrish is a faculty member at Johns Hopkins in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; she is also Training Director of the postdoctoral psychology fellowship program. She received her doctorate in Developmental and Clinical Psychology from the University of Maine. Dr. Perry-Parrish specializes in improving emotion regulation in children and adolescents. Her research program focuses on investigating the development of emotion regulation among youth, and how emotion and coping processes are related to psychosocial functioning. Dr. Perry-Parrish is married to a musician, and they live in the neighborhood with their two kids. They love the Park and enjoy swimming, music, philosophy/science, cooking, and long walks in the city. Dr. Perry-Parrish lived in five other states in her life and has lived in Maryland for the last decade – she is so glad to call this little section of Baltimore home!

Carol Wagner 

Carol has lived with her two boys, William and Henry, in Patterson Park since 2008 and Southeast Baltimore since 2002. She is an educator who has taught grades K-8th grade in Baltimore City and Baltimore County Public Schools. She earned her BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Towson University.  Later, she earned her Masters in Education at Towson University as well. Currently Carol will be teaching kindergarten at Warren Elementary.  She serves as a council member at Breath of God Lutheran Church in Highlandtown. She enjoys spending time in the park with her dogs and children every day.

Chuck Connor

Treasurer

Christopher Scott, along with his wife Dana, has lived in the Patterson Park Neighborhood since 2004. They have one son, Charlie, who attends PPPCS. Chris has worked throughout his career on sustainable communities and education working as the finance manager for the League of American Bicyclists and as a financial analyst for Baltimore City Public School Systems. He currently works as Research Service Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Chris has a strong background in non-profit and governmental financials with expertise in grant and donor giving. Chris and his wife have enjoyed watching the school blossom from an idea to a flourishing neighborhood institution in their years in the neighborhood and are excited to have their son as a PPPCS student.

Deb Fajuyigbe

Deborah Fajuyigbe is entering into her 3rd year teaching at PPPCS. She is a Maryland native who currently resides south of the city, but has thoroughly enjoyed her time teaching in Baltimore. She received her BA in American Studies from the University of Richmond and just graduated in May 2017 with her MS in Elementary Education at Johns Hopkins University. She spent much of her undergraduate and graduate education learning and serving in diverse, youth-centered communities. She is very excited to continue with being the new Teacher-At-Large for PPPCS. She hopes to bring a fresh perspective of teaching life at PPPCS and serve our community as best she can.

Drew Vetter

Drew Vetter and his wife Tina Billiet have been residents of the Patterson Park Neighborhood since 2009. He is a Baltimore City native, having grown up in Mayfield community in Northeast Baltimore. Drew is currently the Director of Government Affairs for the Baltimore Police Department. Prior to this role, he served as Deputy Legislative Officer to Governor Martin O'Malley. He earned a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park. Drew and Tina can be spotted jogging around Patterson Park in the early mornings and enjoying all that Baltimore's neighborhoods have to offer on nights and weekends.

Jason Tragesar

Jason Tragesar is serving as one of the Parent at Large on the PPPCS Board of Directors for 2017-2018 school year. Jason has two sons, JJ and Aaron. He graduated from University of Maryland School of Medicine with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a BS and BA in Biology and Philosophy. Jason is a Senior Lecturer in Neuroeconomics at Johns Hopkins University, where he stresses the importance of hands-on learning experiences. He is a past HOPPP president.

Paul Rishar

Treasurer

Paul Rishar lives in Baltimore with his wife Kate and their daughters, Ivy, Alice and Lena. He holds a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and an MBA from University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. Paul spent 5 years as a U.S. Coast Guard officer, serving in Florida and Maryland and has over 10 years of commercial banking experience in the Baltimore/Washington area. Paul is currently a Vice President for BBVA Compass.

Marlon Amprey

Treasurer

Marlon Amprey is a Maryland native, currently working in Baltimore. He is a University of Maryland, George Mason University and University of Pennsylvania Law School graduate, with experience teaching, as a lead teacher at The Seed School of Maryland, and advocating for communities of color. Currently, Marlon is an Associate with Venable LLP. During Marlon’s free time, he can be found serving as a Big Brother in Baltimore with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake.

Rob Glotfelty

Teacher at Large

Rob Glotfelty attended the University of Maryland - College Park for Biology and then attended Johns Hopkins University for his Master’s in Education. Rob has been teaching in Baltimore City since 2010.  In 2011, Rob was named Curtis Bay's Teacher of the Year in his first year of teaching. In 2012, he was awarded Robotics Teacher of the Year for the BCPSS Summer School Program and in 2013, he was awarded Baltimore City's Early Career Teacher of the Year. Rob currently teaches 6th Grade Science and is the 6th Grade Team Chair. He lives nearby in Canton with his fiancée, Kate, and their dog Bear.

Scheronda Gilliam

Parent at Large

Scheronda Gilliam is serving as a Parent at Large on the PPPCS Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years. Scheronda is a full-time mom and PPPCS volunteer; she enjoys spending her days helping students. Scheronda volunteers all over PPPCS - she goes on field trips, helps in classrooms, at school fundraisers, and at the CSA stand, which is bringing fresh vegetables into the community. Being Parent at Large is an exciting leadership role for Scheronda; she is looking forward to representing the parent community. Scheronda grew up in Baltimore and lives in the Patterson Park neighborhood.

Tasha Johnson 

Dr. Tasha Johnson, her husband Robert, and their two cats (Georgia Lynn and Buddi) are proud residents of the Washington Hill community of Southeast Baltimore.  Dr. Johnson is originally from Louisiana but has called Baltimore home for the last 13 years.  She is a Harvard and NYU educated professional with international and domestic experience in teacher education, leadership development, and educational strategy.  At her leisure, she is an avid cook and gardener, specializing in Southern foods and container planting.  Dr. Johnson is a passionate advocate of social justice for all students, ensuring that all children have access to a high quality education.  To the Patterson Park Public Charter Board, she brings a wealth of skills as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and educational strategist.

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