2018-2019 PTO Board Members
The BR FLAIM PTO Board is comprised of parent volunteers just like you! If you are interested in taking a leadership position or heading a committee, we'd love to have you.
Ashley and her husband Jason have two boys in the Mandarin program. Collin, age 7, is entering the second grade. Brennan, age 4, is entering kindergarten. In reading about all of the amazing benefits of Immersion Education and meeting all of the wonderful people involved with the program, Ashley knew that BR FLAIM would be a great place for her family. Ashley has over 10 years experience in Accounting having graduated from LSU in 2006. She enjoys attending her children's school/club events, loves the outdoors and is an avid reader.
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Hannah drives the big blue van, has 3 girls in the Mandarin program and plans to enroll her remaining 3 next year. She is an avid runner and manager of chaos, they go hand in hand. Every summer she packs up the van and travels north to her home town of Cleveland, Ohio.
The Mandarin program and the wonderful team of teachers has anchored her family in Baton Rouge. In her pre-kid days she taught just about every high school History course available in both the US and at an international school in S. Korea. She travelled extensively in East Asia and also holds an MA from Teachers College. She values quality, free education for all kids, and the unique opportunities that an immersion education provides. As a former teacher and child of educators she knows the importance of supporting her kids' teachers. She and her husband hope to one day return to China and let their kids be the tour guides. Until then they will settle for Chinatown in the various US cities they visit.
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Claire and her husband, Daniel, have two delightful children: their son, Liam, is in 4th Grade French, and their daughter, Mary, is in 2nd Grade French. Having lived and traveled throughout Europe, Claire knew that FLAIM would be a wonderful beginning to her kids’ cultural experiences.
Claire has over 15 years experience as a consultant in communication, technical writing and program management. She is an avid amateur bike rider, and when possible, she attempts to pick her kids up from school daily on her big green bucket bike. She supports her Irish heritage as a member of the Celtic Society of Louisiana.
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Former PTO President Matt Diez was instrumental in the Primary-Upper FLAIM expansion and will continue working with the District as the PTO Government Relations Liaison.
Matt Diez is the father of two BR FLAIM students. Ada Marie is in 2nd Grade French, and David is 4th Grade French.
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Justin was raised in Avoyelles Parish and comes from a strong cajun French background. He has daughters in 3rd and 1st grades. As a landscape architect, Justin started as the PTO's Landscape Committee Chair from there his role has expanded to not only the outdoor portion of the campus but the building as well. He is also active in FLAIM's Men Club. Justin lives, works and breathes MidCity Baton Rouge. He serves in a volunteer capacity on a number of initiatives including the MidCity revitalization efforts and his neighborhood association.
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Christina Yi and her family moved to Baton Rouge in August 2015. She has two daughters in Spanish, and her son is in Mandarin. She is so thankful to be a part of the FLAIM family. Her love for language and diversity and her travels abroad are part of the reason the kids are in an immersion program.
Christina does not come from a Spanish, French or Mandarin background, but instead she loves practicing Arabic and American sign language. She also enjoys fishing and playing tennis.
Christina is happy to continue working with the FLAIM PTO as she assists the Westdale Immersion program grow their PTO.
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