PTO Board

2015-16 PTO Board

President—Patrice Sawyer: Patrice lives in Carrollton with her husband Matthew of 24 years and their daughter Rachel, who is in the 6th grade at IWA. After obtaining her BA degree in Music Media, she worked for several years in radio and television stations in the Hampton Roads area. In her spare time, she enjoys composing/arranging music, cooking and spending time with family. She is an avid volunteer & substitute teacher at IWA. She has been on the PTO Board for 4 years.

Vice-President—Susan Saunders: Susan lives in Carrollton with her husband Whit and their children, Owen (4th grade) and Carleigh (1st grade). Susan graduated from IWA in 1981 and her mother was a teacher here for many years so she has a long history with the school. She graduated from Longwood University and has been in public accounting for 31 years at the same firm, now called Dixon Hughes Goodman after a few mergers. She housed two exchange students who have attended IWA in the past. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend quality time with her husband and children. She is very active at Benns Church and serves as secretary of the board for the Christian Outreach Program.

Treasurer—Cheri Wilson : Cheri resides in Surry with her husband David. They have 2 students at IWA. Aleks is in the 6th grade and Elena is in the 3rd grade. She has been on the PTO Board for 4 years. Cheri holds her BA in French from the University of Pittsburgh. Cheri is a continual presence here at IWA, volunteering regularly in the class rooms and in the Library.

Secretary—Evie Upton: Evie lives in Windsor with her husband Phillip and their 4 children, Olivia (7th grade), Lorraine (6th grade), Reese (4th grade), and Ian (2nd grade). She has a BS degree in Nursing from Old Dominion University. She has worked as a labor and delivery nurse, stay-home-mom and now currently works at IWA as the school nurse / library aide. When she is not at IWA, she spends most of her time watching her children play softball and baseball.