The school and family connection is stronger at JLSA than any other school. The commitment is on both parts, to collaborate, to communicate, and to support one another. This is a small community and children and families get to know each other closely.
Some specific ways families are invited to get involved with Jordan Lake School of the Arts are:
- Family members are encouraged to participate in art shows, performances and fundraising
- Each family is encouraged to join in building the outdoor classrooms.
- Mentorship program participation (to our older students) is strongly encouraged by both parents and grandparents
- Sell tickets for annual fundraising events, secure sponsorships, and donations through Jordan Lake Creative Center, a non profit guided by parent involvement.
Parent Advisory Committee:
The Parents Advisory Committee serves two year terms with the responsibilities of annual review of policies and procedures, organization of community events and fundraisers, and outreach.
Theresa DiMaria Caffo, President
Theresa is a seasoned leader with key competencies in the areas of strategic planning, analytics, project management, and team development. After several years in the management and educational consulting industries, Theresa joined Microsoft in 1998 to run Business Operations for the division that ultimately became Expedia.com. During her tenure there Theresa served as Vice President of Partner Marketing and Integration, Senior Director of both the Merchant Hotels Program and Business Management. Post-Expedia, Theresa founded a consulting and business development firm in the hospitality industry. Today, Theresa still consults on a limited basis but focuses more on her life outside corporate America, including her daughter, husband, and two dogs. Her interests include reading, camping, cooking, and decorating.
Dawn and her husband Mark are Colortyme franchisees with stores in Goldsboro and Raleigh. In 2001 they moved from Connecticut to Florida to open our first store and relocated to NC in 2006. She holds a BA in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University. Dawn and her husband have been married for 18 years and have 2 terrific kids. Mandi is 12 and a student at JLSA and Drew is 14. She organizes and runs the monthly parents' coffee, serves on the parent committee and assists on all off-campus activities at JLSA. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, reading and traveling with her family. They are avid sports fans especially of their beloved New England Patriots.
Nancy Maynard graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Microbiology. She has over 19 years of experience as a microbiologist. She has worked for various companies such as American Sterilizer, Magellan Laboratories/Cardinal Health and Apex Laboratories. As a microbiologist she carried out testing of pharmaceutical products and ingredients to ensure safety and quality. She also designed experiments to analyze novel products.
Nancy is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and has lived in North Carolina for 19 years. She has lived in Holly Springs for 13 years with her husband and two children. She loves traveling around the country, going to the beach, reading, scrapbooking, learning Mandarin Chinese and cycling.