Introducing your 2022-2023 PTA Board

We are a diverse group of active parent volunteers dedicated to creating a positive, safe and fun experience for our children while they are at TMES. We pool our talents and volunteer our time to provide practical support for our school year-round. We hope to meet you at one of our events and thank you for your support! 


Erica Tappis

Hi! I’m Erica, your new PTA president. In the fall I will have a kindergartener walking into TMES for the first time, and a 5th grader walking out for the last time. I have been an active school volunteer and TMES community member for the last 5 years in various capacities. I care a great deal about our kids and community and I’m looking forward to serving as a leader and advocate for our school. Thank you for your support!

Rosemary Alexander

My name is Rosemary and I have an incoming 3rd grader, Noah Alexander, and an incoming 1st grader, Naomi Alexander. I am looking forward to the 2022-2023 school year and bringing together the TMES community for many fun-filled and educational events.

Maribeth Foelber

I'm Maribeth, your new VP of Fundraising. I have a rising third grader, Aria, at TMES and a rising sixth grader, Max, who will be at Ridgeview this coming year. I've really enjoyed helping with and planning the fundraisers and events for the fifth graders this year and can't wait to lead the fundraising at TMES next year so that we can continue to have lots of great events for students and staff!

Anna Freiman

Hi, everyone! I'm looking forward to my second year as your communications secretary. I hope to work with many of you in the year ahead on continued outreach, awareness, and support for our PTA programs! I have a rising third grader at TMES and am grateful for the opportunity to support school initiatives for all of our families and staff.

Kelli Bankard

Hi, I’m Kelli & I’ll be the recording secretary for next year. I’ve been on the board for 3 years now in various roles. I have 2 kids at TMES (Emma entering 4th grade & Josh entering 2nd grade). I love being involved to help support our students & teachers.

Sara Krieg

Hi! I’m Sara, your PTA Treasurer. I have been working behind the scenes with the existing PTA treasurers for the past several years, and have been heavily involved with the PTA… being that I am married to the retiring president! I have a daughter Rachel who will be in 5th grade, and I am looking forward to supporting our co-treasurer so they can take over when my daughter goes to Ridgeview.

Jenny Sumland

Jenny is mom to a 1st grader at TMES and a future '23-'24 kindergartener. The Smuland family lives in Orchard Valley and Jenny's day job is managing the centralized digital marketing department for NEA's Member Benefits.

Tangara Horos

Hi! I'm Tangara and I'm your MCCPTA rep (Montgomery County Council of PTAs). I have a soon to be 3rd grade daughter and an 19 month old daughter. This is my 3rd year serving as your rep and I'm excited to bring events, educational classes and seminars to the parents, teachers and students at TMES.

Kate Mitchell

Hi! I’m Kate Mitchell and I’m looking forward to the 22-23 school Year as your PTA member at large. I am excited to continue to volunteer with the many PTA events we have and sell our TMES spirit wear. I will have third grade and first daughters next year and I am an elementary ESOL teacher in MCPS.