BOARD MEMBERS

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ALI SHINNICK

President

Having served as the lead coordinator of Woodland Heights Academy for the past 2.5 years, I am looking forward to the challenge of my new role as PTO President. I've been a part of the Woodland Heights family since 2015.  This year, my daughter Piper moves on to Woodland Heights Middle School for 6th grade, while my son Jack is in 3rd grade.  I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and am a 2006 graduate of Auburn University, where I met my husband, Conor. We moved to Mooresville from Memphis, Tennessee. After 3 years of serving as a Girl Scout troop leader, I took on the leadership of Woodland Heights Academy.  In both roles, I've enjoyed building relationships with the families and staff of WHE and local businesses within our community, and I feel that those connections will be invaluable in helping me to effectively lead the PTO.  While I am primarily a stay-at-home mom, I also manage our two vacation rental homes in the Smoky Mountains outside of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  This school year brings an unprecedented set of challenges and I feel fortunate to navigate them alongside a group of very competent women and the skilled leadership of our school.

LISA COX

Vice President

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KATERIN TRAUGH

Treasurer

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JEN EMERICK

Secretary

I am so honored to join the WHES PTO and serve as secretary. My family and I moved to Mooresville from Columbus, Ohio in August of 2021.  My husband and I own a self-storage business and I also work as a part time marketing consultant. I have always loved being involved in the kids’ school and was a volunteer in Ohio as a 4-H advisor, Girls on the Run coach, Girl Scout leader and president of the PTO. I have 3 children; my daughter Lily is at WHMS, my daughter Kate is in 4th grade and my son Nick is in 1st grade. My kids have loved WHES and we are so excited to be hawks. 

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JESSICA SHAFFER

Family Events Director

Over the past three years in Maryland, I served on the PTO Executive Board in many capacities, including Vice President and chair of multiple events. As a mother to two students at Woodland Heights and a small business owner in the community, I embrace every opportunity to stay connected. I look forward to applying my event-planning experience in this new role, while enhancing our children’s academic and social experience at school, as well as build memories that will last a lifetime. My husband Colter and I moved to Mooresville in the summer of 2019 from Maryland. Our two children 4th grader Hudson and 1st grader Leighton love their new school. Go Hawks!!

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LYN BRIGGS

Social Media and Communications Director

This is my third year on the Woodland Heights PTO and I am excited to be taking on a slightly different role as Social Media and Communications Director, which includes keeping this website and our Facebook page up-to-date. Additionally, I will be in charge of painting the rock in front of the school with various themes throughout the school year. I am a native of the Atlanta area, a graduate of Georgia Southern University and full time REALTOR with J.CASH Real Estate in Mooresville. My husband Shannon and I moved to North Carolina in 2005 from Jacksonville, Florida. Our son is a 5th grader and absolutely loves the teachers, staff and his friends at Woodland Heights Elementary.

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ALYSSA BERGLUND

Fundraising Director

This is my first full year at Woodland Heights Elementary as we transferred schools in January and then Covid hit. My husband, Christopher, and my two kids, Quinn who is a rising third grader and Easton who is a rising first grader, moved to Huntersville in August 2019 from Iowa. We then found our home and bought in December 2019. We have loved every minute about being in North Carolina and finding a great community. I am primarily a stay at home mom, but love getting involved with my children and I’m excited to serve as fundraising director and work alongside some very strong women.

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MELISSA MARSHALL

Community Relations Director

I am excited to serve on the PTO this year as the Community Relations Director and scheduling our Spirit nights at local establishments.  My family moved to Mooresville in 2014 from Philadelphia and we LOVE Mooresville and our community. I have a son who is in 5th grade and a daughter in 1st grade at WHE.  I am also a Director of Study Management for a large Pharmaceutical company but am looking forward to being more involved with our school and our community.  I have also been on the HOA board for our community as well as a Board Member for Aidan's Heart Foundation where we raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth.  I am looking forward to a great year at WHE and I hope I get to meet you at one of our Spirit Nights this year!

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LAUREN DAVIS

Co-Staff Appreciation

Hi y’all! I am so honored to have the privilege and opportunity to help spoil our wonderful WHE staff this year as co- chair of staff appreciation! I have lived in Mooresville since I was a little girl. I met my husband at Appalachian State University in Boone. We have a third grade son and another son in kindergarten. I loved growing up in Mooresville and on Lake Norman and I always knew I wanted to raise my children here too! I have a big family who all still live locally and we own and operate Victory Chevrolet in Charlotte. I love being involved and lending a helping hand at our school. I am so excited to spoil and pamper our amazing staff with catered lunches and pop up treat stations/ carts throughout the year!

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EMILY DUNLEVY

Co-Staff Appreciation

Hello fellow WHE parents!  I am excited to be serving as co-chair for Staff Appreciation this year along with my good friend, Lauren.  We love to plan special events and are excited to spoil our staff throughout the year!  I am a native North Carolinian, born and raised in Mt. Airy, NC (aka Mayberry). I attended Peace College in Raleigh and UNC-Greensboro, where I received my degree in Elementary Education.  After graduation, I taught in a rural NC public elementary school outside of the Triangle region until our move to Mooresville in 2012.  I have sons in 3rd grade, 1st grade and a preschooler.  In my 3 years as a parent at WHE, I have enjoyed volunteering at the school in many areas both in the classroom and throughout the school.  Last school year, I served as Chair of the Spring Carnival and participated in many other PTO sponsored events.  I am happy to take on a larger role within the PTO and work together with parents and staff to help our school.  In this new role, I am eager to show our love and appreciation to all of the amazing teachers and staff at our wonderful school.  Cheers, y’all, to a fresh new school year!

 

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