PTO Board Members

From building and balancing the PTO budget, leading the general meetings and a running liason between parents and the school officials...the board helps the PTO run effeciently!

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Taryn Cocheo, President

Taryn works remotely for BOMA, a nonprofit based in Kenya. She has 4 kids, Samantha a senior, Ella a sophomore, Charlotte is in 6th grade and Andrew is in 4th. She is involved with Girls on the Run and Susan G. Komen foundation. Together with her husband, Tim they moved to Manchester in 2015. She spends her “free” time watching kids sports games and always has a book with her.
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Ellen Adams, VP

Ellen is mom to second grader, Charlie. She was a buyer at The Vermont Country Store for 10 years before opening Zippy Chicks consignment shop 12 years ago. She has lived in the area for over 35 years and is a BBA alum! She loves traveling with her family any chance she gets!

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Erika Veth, Secretary

Dr. Erika Veth works remotely via her home office in Manchester as the Director of Distance and Continuing Education for a college in Brookline, Massachusetts. She currently has a freshman at BBA and a 4th grader at MEMS. In Fall 2022, she became the co-chair of the bi-annual Scholastic Book Fair. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, reading, cross-country skiing, spending time with her kids, and volunteering with Bennington County Open Arms to resettle refugees from Afghanistan in our community.

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Johanna Dunigan, Treasurer

Johanna is a practicing attorney for over 20 years, specializing in civil litigation. Before law, her first passion was English, and she briefly taught high school literature after earning her Master’s Degree in that subject. She was born and raised in NYC, and moved to Vermont in March 2020 with her husband and 2 children (currently in 7th and 9th grades). Outside of professional life, Johanna is an avid reader, crossword puzzler, dog lover, museum goer, and she can binge watch a good show like nobody's business. She enjoys running when the weather is warm, and her unrequited talent is the ability to recognize a song in a few notes.

Committee Chair Positions

Victor Ko

Staff Appreciation

Open Position

Organize four events per year, including potluck breakfast, food trucks on site and socials at local restaurants.
K.a Joben

Fundraising

Open Position

Lead the charge in raising funds for the PTO! Meet with the committee, plan, organize and execute 3-4 events per school year.
Richard Bauer

Events

Open Position

Love to plan events? This committee is for you! Organize 3-4 events per school year such as, Move NIght, Dollar Skate, Graduation party favors and Field Day!
Marin Julia

Sponsor Relations

Open Position

Foster relations with new and existing local business sponsors who generously donate funds for special events throughout the year.