Greetings, Cougar Families! I’m Carissa White and this is my second year as PTA President at AES. I have two kiddos at AES this year, one in 2nd grade and one in 4th. They have LOVED their time at AES and I’m inspired and committed to do what I can to make the AES experience great for ALL children and families. I have a Masters of education degree in Arts in Education and love working with the school to enhance learning and fun for everyone. I’m so excited that it looks like this year might allow us to open up for more volunteer and social activities and I look forward to meeting many of you very soon!
VP of Family Engagement
Hi there. I am Joy Brunson-Nsubuga and I am excited to be your VP of Family Engagement. I have two boys at AES this year in 5th and Kindergarten. I joined the PTA this year with the focus of ensuring that each family feels and is represented through and by the PTA. I look forward to serving this year.
VP of Fundraising & Communications
Carissa Ausenbaugh is our Vice President of Fundraising and Communication. She has four kids: Tripp in 1st grade, Emerson in 2nd grade, Sarah in 5th grade, & Paxton in 8th grade at AMS. She has a Master’s in education & spent 10 years as a teacher, so supporting students & educators is a passion of hers. This year, she is dedicated to helping the AES engage our community for the best year yet!
Treasurer & Curriculum Funds
Hi! I'm Kristina Killian. I am the new PTA Treasurer for the 2022-2023 school year. I have three kids, two kids at Apex Elementary, Andre in 5th grade and Aly in 1st grade and one more at Apex Middle in 7th grade. My family moved here from California last year and the PTA has been a great way to meet new people and get involved in a wonderful organization that helps and supports the school that my children attend. I'm so glad I have the opportunity to help with this organization
VP of Hospitality & Programs
This is Gloriann’s 4th year as VP of Programs and Hospitality at AES, as well as her first year serving on the PTA Board at Apex Middle as VP of Membership. Her son Jude is currently in 3rd grade, and her daughter Jillian (an AES alum) is in 7th grade. Professionally, Gloriann is a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, working for a private practice in Cary. Her family moved here in 2017 from NYC where she was born and raised. When not working or helping the PTA, you can find Gloriann on a soccer field cheering on one of her children most days of the week.
Hi Apex Elementary Families! My name is Sarah Moore and I am the PTA Secretary. This is my second year as secretary and I have two kids - my daughter is in 2nd grade in Ms. McKee's class and my son is in his last year of preschool and will be in Kindergarten next year at AES. I am a teacher, staunch public school advocate, and I believe excellent public schools are the backbone of strong communities, which is why I joined the PTA.
Standing Committee Chairs
Hi! I'm Stacey Johnson. I am one of the PTA Members at Large for the 2022-2023 school year. My son Jacob, is in 3rd grade here at Apex Elementary. This will be my 4th year leading the AES Yearbook Club and volunteering as a school substitute teacher. I look forward to all of the fun events planned for this year and meeting new and existing AES families!