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Program Chairs

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My name is Nakaba Emtesali and I will be serving as a Room Parent Coordinator this year. My son is in 3rd grade and we have been at Morning Creek since he was 3 years old.  I have been an active volunteer as Room parent, Art mom, on campus Art display organizer, and PTA member since my son was in Kindergarten here at Morning Creek. I strongly believe PTA helps build a better community and its programs definitely enrich our kids lives academically, socially and supports their emotional development. I am excited to be a part of PTA, and to support kids for a great educational experience.

Nakaba Emtesali

Room parent coordinator


Gitanjali Shinde



Ritika Jain

Geo Bee

My name is Alyssa Giovacchini. My son, Roxston, will be a fifth grader this year. I took on the room mom roll when he was in Kindergarten, it was all new to me, I was nervous, but I loved being able to help in the classroom and loved being a part of the MCES family. Since then, I have been lucky to be room mom for his classroom each year and last year even helped be a Room Mom Coordinator. For the last five years,  I  have also been assisting with the running club program, the Super Colts Program, helping in the work room, the Scholastic Book Fair, and often a part of the decorating team for events in the MPR and our annual auction fund raiser.  This year, I have taken over the Chair position for the Book Fair. I have always liked to be a behind the scenes helper and lend a hand wherever needed, which I will continue to do, but the book fair chair position became available,  so I agreed to take it on. 
This year, whether in person or virtually, you can count on me continue to help and support our amazing schoo

Alyssa Giovacchini

Book fair


My family have been with Poway Unified since 2004. I am a mom of four kids and I have been a PTA member/volunteer since my boys were in Kindergarten and they’re now sophomores in college. I love to volunteer because I want my kids to see that not only do I value their education but I also want to actively participate in making decisions that will impact our school and community. I will be your volunteer coordinator again this year. Feel free to reach me with any questions related on how to become a volunteer and help out MCES community.

Cristina Walkley

Volunteer Coordinator

Spelling Bee


My name is Maureen Garcia, a lot of people know me by MO.  Even though my kids have moved on to a different school district,  I am happy to serve MCES' PTA this school year as your Historian and Yearbook chair.  I have been involved in PTA since 2012. I wore many hats being in PTA,  it started off just as a committee member in College shirts & Spirit Wear into being PTA president.  I have been at Morning Creek since 2010, when my son started here in Kindergarten and fell in love with this school.  I wanted to be more involved and make this school a better place for our children to go to school.  I am always here to help and a phone call/email away.  

Mo Garcia


My name is Kim Wilbers and I’m your chairperson for Supercolts. I have been volunteering at our school and participating in PTA for the last 6 years. My youngest kid will be a 3rd grader this year. The oldest two are in Highschool. I love all PTA and Foundations programs at MCES, but my heart goes out to Supercolts. With Supercolts we can do more than ‘just’ being a good student, we can be a good human too. Helping eachother out in difficult times is very important, remember, we’re all in this together.

Kim Wilbers

Super Colts

We have 2 daughters at Morning Creek and they both love Running Club.  My husband Alex and I are in charge of Running Club and love to see the kids staying healthy.  It is so rewarding getting to know the kids and seeing their smiles and excitement when they meet their goals.  We try to give monthly challenges so they can work on goals.  It is so important to teach these kids the importance of health and exercise.  We enjoy giving our time to these kids for an activity they really love.

Julie Vari

Running Club

My name is Cheryl Hillman. My oldest son is now in 3rd grade, my daughter is in 1st grade, and my youngest son is in 4 year old preschool.  All three of my children started Morning Creek in the Preschool program, we’re on our 6th straight and final year!  I am a stay-at-home mom who enjoys volunteering in the classrooms when I can.  This is my second year as the School Supplies chair.  With the help of Lydia Torres and Rahbeka Harris, we have fun promoting the importance of supporting our students, teachers and the PTA. 

Cheryl Hillman

School supplies


Dora Ramos

Multicultural Night


We are very lucky to have Jamie Lawson as our STEM chair this year. Jamie is a computer scientist and he has decades of engineering experience and has led many scientific endeavors from basic research to hand-on projects with leading institutes and corporations. He lives with his girlfriend Jeannel King and their cat Wilhelmina Crabbycakes. Jamie and Raj participated in Science fair in 2019 and helped kids learn about Climate Change, a topic very close to Jamie's heart. He has envisioned a whole new STEM program this year and plans to bring experts and Scientists to interact with the kids as they try to survive/escape from the Morning Creek Island.

Jamie Lawson



My name is Ramya Rajasekar. I have a 5th grader and 1st grader at Morning Creek Elementary.

I started volunteering in my older son’s preschool classroom. I have also had fun teaching art in the past few years.

I have appreciated all that the PTA enables for our kids such as running club, STEM etc..Now I’m glad to be a part of the PTA. I will be handling the Social media page and Peachjar for MCES PTA this year.

Ramya Rajasekar

Social Media and Peachjar


Damanpreet Singh aka Daman is a Technical Program Manager in a Software company. He has been the godfather to his nieces who go to Morning Creek. He has built a brand new website for our PTA and will continue helping us with adding features that we will need to support the virtual programs we have planned for this year. He will also help with the Facilities reservation for the PTA programs.

Damanpreet Singh

Website Admin

My name is Lata Srinivasan and I am the Art Chair of Morning Creek. I have 3 kids in school who will be going to third and first grade. I started my volunteer work teaching art when my oldest was in kindergarten. Thanks to the encouragement of Ms. Higgins who was my child’s kindergarten teacher I introduced a lot of different hands on art techniques for the kids. Towards the end of the year I was asked by the PTA to head the Art Department. My journey being an Art Teacher volunteer and heading the Department has been very rewarding. To see the smiles on the kids faces as they enjoy doing art is priceless. Art is therapeutic. It encourages children to think outside the box and we need it now more than ever. I am hoping that we continue to provide this experience for the kids in the coming year.

Lata Srinivasan

Art Education

My name is Soumya Chennapragada. My association with Morning Creek started in 2015 when my son started Kindergarten in Mrs.Green's classroom. He is in 5th grade now. I have been a substitute teacher, and run the GIS club and various STEM programs at Morning Creek supported by PTA and Morning Creek Foundation. I will continue being a chair for the GIS with Gitanjali.

Soumya Chennapragada



Most of the MCES community knows me as Raj. My kids will be in 2nd and 4th grade at Morning Creek this year.   I am a Research Scientist and play Pickleball when I am not working/volunteering. Through fitness challenges, we plan to bring PE to our kids in the virtual environment. The sustainability program will focus on fiscal and environmental sustainability. We will try to reduce our carbon footprint by printing less and capture carbon by doing composting. I will also co-chair the new STEM program with Jamie Lawson to engage kids in a year long journey to survive and escape the Morning Creek Island. 

Dr. Rajdeep Singh

Fitness Challenges