Meet the Board

Kendra Anderson has served in various PTA positions throughout the county including: 2015-17 as Nottingham ES Treasurer, 2018-2020 as Kenmore MS Membership Chair, 2019-2021 as Kenmore MS Treasurer and as the CCPTA Treasurer since August 2018. She has a rising Kenmore seventh grader and a tenth grader at Washington-Lee. Kendra’s professional career spanned a number of positions in the Change Management field; she is currently employed as an account executive for a small firm based in Miami and also serves as the Treasurer for Girl Scout Troop 495 and manager for the ARL 2003G White Soccer Team.

Dedra Curteman has lived in Arlington since 2003, and is the mother of a fourth-grader at Francis Scott Key Elementary, Escuela Key, one of two Spanish immersion elementary schools in Arlington. In the past three years, she has served as Key Elementary’s PTA President, President-Elect, and as the Vice President for External Affairs. Dedra was an also an appointee to the South Arlington Working Group, to the Superintendent’s Subcommittee on Minority Achievement, and has served as a committee member to the Advisory Council on Instruction, Gifted Services Advisory Board.  In her day job, Dedra is a trial lawyer for the Federal Government.

Maura McMahon has lived in Arlington since 2001. She is the mother of a 7th grader at Thomas Jefferson Middle School and a 9th grader at Wakefield High School. She served two years as a PTA Vice President and CCPTA Rep and four years as an Odyssey of the Mind coordinator at Barcroft Elementary. Maura was an appointee to the TJ Working Group, the South Arlington Working Group, and the Career Center Working Group. She served on the CCPTA executive committee in the roles of Secretary and Vice President at large before moving into the President role. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home parent for her two children, Maura’s primary professional experience was in government and non-profit organizations. She currently works part-time supporting a mental health practice office.

Katherine Novello has served on the Campbell Elementary School executive board as both Secretary and CCPTA Representative. Katherine has a third grader and first grader at Campbell. Prior to joining the Campbell Executive Board, Katherine served on the Executive Board of her children’s cooperative preschool. Katherine enjoys volunteering at her children’s school, most recently serving as a co-coach for one of the teams that represented Campbell at the NOVA East Odyssey of the Mind Tournament. Katherine has a professional background in educational television programming and has lived in Arlington for 11 years.

Emily Vincent has two children in APS so far, a 2nd grader and Kindergartner at Randolph ES. She joined the CCPTA as Randolph’s representative in 2017 and is passionate about addressing educational inequities. Because of this interest, she has been the Chair of the CCPTA’s CPCI Committee since the fall of 2017. She is also serving as Randolph’s PTA President and is a co-oping parent at Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool where her youngest child attends. She is the founder of Facing Race in Arlington and White Folks Facing Race, which are dedicated to confronting racism in ourselves and our communities. Emily has a professional background in public history, grant management, and non-profit coordination and has lived in Arlington for seven years.

Don Weinstein has been associated with the CCPTA in many roles for about a decade: first as representative from Ashlawn Elementary, then from Swanson Middle, and finally from Yorktown High School as his daughter Penny successfully made her way through the Arlington Public School system. Most recently he served as liaison between the CCPTA and the APS Facilities Advisory Council, each month briefing the CCPTA members on how APS is creating more space for the rapidly expanding number of students. A retired federal employee, he is currently a staff member of Leidos Inc. and lives near Jamestown Elementary.