Mitchell Elementary PTA Executive Board
Get to know your PTA Executive Board Members
Jeff Pegler is the father of Ian Pegler and Blake Pegler, who are students at Mitchell, and the husband of Jennifer Pegler, who was an ESE teacher at Mitchell from 2002-2007, and returned as a teacher in 2013. Jeff is currently Corporate Counsel at Shriners Hospitals for Children. Jeff and Jen lived in Vero Beach, Florida, from 2007-2013. While in Vero, Jeff was elected to the Indian River County School Board and served from 2010-2013. He was also the Director of Contracts & Purchasing for the School District of Osceola County. Jeff grew up in Tampa and received his B.A. from Cornell University and his law degree from the University of Florida.
President ElectI am the grateful mom of twin girls, Paige & Savannah (2nd grade). My husband, Chris, and I are both Florida natives and University of Florida graduates. After college we lived in Washington D.C. for 4 years before moving to Tampa. I worked in the finance industry before becoming a stay-at-home mom. I am excited to serve as the President Elect this year. I enjoy spending my time doing almost anything outdoors (especially fishing, hiking, biking and reading).
VP Ways & MeansI’m excited to be the new VP of Means and Ways for the 2017-2018 school year! My daughter, Avery, is in third grade and my son, Miles, is a future Mitchell bobcat. I’m a Tampa native and I graduated from Plant high school and then Florida State University. I was a professional ballet dancer for many years before becoming a mom, and I’m currently the managing editor for our local Hulafrog- a website that features all of the awesome kid-friendly businesses and events around South Tampa. My husband, Ned and I love being a part of the Mitchell community!
VP Volunteers & Membership
TreasurerGraeme is the father of Cord (2nd). He was raised in Tampa and attended Mitchell for Elementary School. After graduating from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC he spent several years working in Charlotte, NC, and Miami, FL, before he and his wife Staci moved back to Tampa in 2005. Graeme is a Partner in a Commercial Real Estate Investment/Development Group. He is an active member of the community and currently holds leadership rolls Past President of Champions for Children’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Executive Board of the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Boy Scouts of America. He has previously held Executive Committee positions on the Board of the Economic Club of Tampa, Children’s Cancer Center and Tampa School Development Corporation.
Corresponding SecretaryI am honored to serve as the new Corresponding Secretary for the Mitchell PTA! I am mom to Sawyer (3rd grade) and Memphis (1st grade) as well as a future Mitchell Bobcat arriving in August. My husband, Brandon, and I grew up in Florida and are both proud University of Florida graduates. After receiving my B.A. in Business I spent a few years in Atlanta working and earning an MBA at Georgia State University before moving back to Tampa. I have a background in business and marketing and most recently served as the Director for a local nonprofit organization. In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling and spending time with family.
PTA Board 2018-2019
Meet the Teacher: Andi Bennett
Bobcat Breakfast: Nicole Mulrooney
New Family Welcome Liaison: Catie Witherspoon
Open House / Marketing: Kathy Hill
Tears & Cheers Breakfast: Elizabeth Vocke
After School Enrichment: Michele Foster & Jennifer Pegler
Bobcat Blast: Amber Delgado-Kuhn, Jenn Grabill, & Christiana Thompson
Facebook Page: Debra Bellanti, Amber Delgado-Kuhn, & Christiana Thompson
Online Directory: Dee Dee Bland
PTA Website: Alisha Stephens
Homeroom Parent Coordinator: Meg Fields
Historian: Deb Sledge
Student & Teacher Advocacy Committee (STAC): Becky Ferrell-Anton & Alisha Stephens
Membership: Heidi Dingfelder
Mileage Club: Bill Bland
School of Excellence: Deb Sledge
Staff Liaison: Kathy Hill
Spirit Store: Elyse Swigart
Uniform Exchange: Katie Maddux, Eve Gloede, & Emma Boulware
Foundation Liaison: Kelly Verra
School Wide Events
Mitchell families: Tina Boyer & Jenn Grabill
Dunbar families: Laura Zaremba
Teacher Appreciation Week: Jen Cordeau
Media Center / Book Fair: Jen Carmato
Walk/Bike to School Day: Jackie Clements-Pliskin