2019 - 2020 Commerce Elementary School PTA Board
Meet the Board!
Shayna Levin President
Shayna is looking forward to returning to the PTA board for the second year of her term as President! This will be her fourth year on the PTA board, having served previously as the District Representative for two years. Shayna said "we have THE BEST school community and I am looking forward to continuing to support and guide our board and our families as we continue to raise funds and create impactful programming and events for our students." In addition to serving on the Commerce PTA board, she also serves as the Secretary on the district's PTSA Council. She is a wife and mom to twins in 4th grade and also owns a local business. Shayna is busy going in a lot of directions but wouldn't have it any other way! In her free time (haha) she likes to spend time with friends and family and loves to travel. Her motto is "The best time to do anything is right now!" Go Cougars!
Mary Locke VP of Events
Meet Mary Locke! This is Mary's first year on the PTA board. She is excited to work with this wonderful group of people who care so much about our children. Mary and her husband, Thomas, have been married for 12 years and have two wonderful children. Their daughter, Grace, will be starting middle school at Clifford Smart and our son, James, will be entering 4th grade in the fall. Mary works in the district as an ESL Para-educator and is currently in school getting her ESL endorsement. Mary's favorite way to spend her time is hanging out with her family. She enjoys biking, boating, and exploring this beautiful state of ours. She likes to garden (check out our amazing school garden) and taught herself how to crochet by watching YouTube videos. Mary is so thankful to be part of this school and looks forward to a wonderful year!
Jen MacQuarrie VP of Events
One of our co-Vice Presidents of Events is Jennifer MacQuarrie! This is Jennifer's first year on the Commerce PTA board and she is very excited to get more involved. A little over a year ago, Jennifer and her family moved to Commerce from Texas. She is married and has two daughters, Kennedy (4th) and Alexana (1st). They are all super excited to be part of the Commerce family! Jennifer works in the legal department for Oakland County. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and refinishing furniture. She looks forward to a great year!
Jillian Moutafis VP of Fundraising
Jillian Moutafis, VP of Fundraising, returns to the PTA board this year for her 7th consecutive year. She has two daughters at Commerce, Sophie (2nd grade) and Lexi (4th grade). She also has a 7th grader, Chloe, at Clifford Smart Middle School. Jillian works as a local real estate agent, while devoting a great deal of time to our school community. She is honored to be a part of the PTA board because of the special students, staff and parents at Commerce Elementary.
Meghan Smith VP of Membership
Meet Meghan Smith! This is Meghan's second year on the PTA board. She has two children at Commerce, Mason in third grade and Max in first. She also have a four year old daughter and a two year old daughter. Meghan enjoys spending time with my family, being outdoors and volunteering at Commerce.
Pam Rochester Secretary
Pam is excited to begin her second year on the PTA board as Secretary. She works as a registered nurse in the operating room at a trauma hospital and as a dance teacher. Pam and her husband have been married for 10 years and have three children. Claire is in 2nd grade, Kate is in 1st grade, and Robert is in preschool. Pam enjoys volunteering at Commerce and is looking forward to another amazing year.
Andi Parel VP of Communication
This is Andi's second year on the PTA board. Andi has 2 daughters that attend Commerce; Jillian (5th grade) and Elana (4th grade). Andi adores our school and community and loves being involved with our school! Prior to joining the board, Andi became involved by chairing the Fall Fair 5 years ago.
Andi works for Valassis (a print and digital company) as a Digital Marketing Manager. Andi and her husband Brian, like to travel, attend Michigan State sporting events and volunteer for the Angels of Hope organization.
Andi shared that she feels so lucky to have her kids at Commerce and is so grateful for the incredible staff and Teachers.
Crystal Darling Treasurer
Meet Crystal Darling. She and her husband Josh are high school sweethearts and just celebrated 20 years together! They have 4 wonderful children; Brycen is a 6th grader at Clifford Smart, Grayson is in 4th grade, Makenna is in 3rd grade and Emery just started Kindergarten this Fall. Their absolute favorite thing to do is camp! They camp all over the State of Michigan throughout the summer months. They also spend a lot of time at their cabin on the Saginaw Bay. This will be Crystals second year serving on the PTA board. Last year she served as VP of Events and got to help with our amazing Commerce events. This year she will be serving the board as Treasurer and is looking forward to transitioning to a more challenging role. Crystal has chaired Staff appreciation week and the Color run in the past. She will be chairing the Color run again this year too! Crystal loves being a part of our school community and helping make our school even more amazing then it already is.