Work with administrators to support Dual Language program within school and advocate for needs of the program.
Scott Jemison was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. This is Scott's 4th year on the PTA Board, spending the first two years as Treasurer before transitioning to the role of President. His son is in the fourth grade Dual Language program. Scott enjoys cooking, swimming, and playing games with friends and family.
Mariam Fikre is a proud resident of Alexandria where she lives with her husband and 3 children all of whom attend John Adams, 5th grade, 3rd grade and 1st grade. Mariam was born in Ethiopia where she lived until she was 11 years old before making the big move with her family to Alexandria, VA. She attended Mt. Vernon Elementary and George Washington middle school before moving to Woodbridge, VA where she attended 10 grade and graduated from Woodbridge High School. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a major in International Relations.
Steve Royster is in his first year on the John Adams PTA Board. His daughter Zana is a fifth-grader who is in the Talented and Gifted Program and the Orff Ensemble. Last year Steve helped put on John Adams first Spelling Bee and invites parents to help the school r-e-p-l-i-c-a-t-e the event in 2018! Steve wants to see as many parents participate through the PTA to support the education our students receive at John Adams.
Christina Koprivica is serving as Secretary in her first year on the John Adams PTA Board. She is a native of Michigan and a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit. Christina has traveled to many areas within the United States, but enjoys calling Alexandria her home. She is inspired by the rich history of Alexandria and the quick access to our nation’s capital. Her son, Roman, entered the first grade this year and is in the Dual Language program and is a high achieving musician in the Bucket Band. Christina wants to see John Adams continue to flourish in the Dual Language and the Talented and Gifted programs.
Bryan Powell is a ten-year resident of Alexandria and serves as Treasurer. This is his first year on the PTA board and second as a PTA member. He is the proud father of a First Grader and future (in five years) Kindergartner.