PTA Board

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Dave Clark


President, Dave Clark

Dave is the new PTA President this year. He has also served as the Recording Secertary, VP1 and President-Elect. He has been on the 5K and Fun Run Committee since its inception. In his free time he enjoys golf, fantasy football and reading.
Favorite PTA Event: 5K and Fun Run. 





President-Elect, Dottie Coccimiglio

Dottie is the new President-Elect this year. She has served as Homeroom Liaison, Fall Fest Pizza Night Coordinator, Co-Coordinator for Movie and Pizza Night, Co-Coordinator of the Wednesday Master of the Brick Club, and more. She enjoys being involved with her 3 sons and the Copper Beech community. Favorite PTA Event: Boys Night Out.



Jason PorterVice President 1, Jason Porter                                                        

Jason is in his second year as VP1 on the board. During his first year, Jason helped plan and run many events, including Hoagie Night, Game Night, the first annual Science Fair, and many fundraisers. Jason also serves as the liaison between Copper Beech PTA and the Abington School Board, the Abington Parent Council, Pennsylvania PTA, and other advocacy groups within the Abington School District. Jason is looking forward to serving his second year on the board, helping Copper Beech continue to be a productive and successful elementary school. Jason enjoys birding, making and traveling.  Favorite CB Event: Science Fair


CristyVice President 2, Cristy Peltzer

Cristy is serving her first term on the Board and has helped with countless events including the Book Fair, Publishing Center, Spring Fair, and the coupon book fundraiser. She loves spending time with friends and family and enjoys summers at the beach. Favorite CB Events: Book Fair and Field Day. 



Vice President 3, Tanya Pham

Tanya has served on the PTA for three years as Vice President 3.  She has helped with Goodies with Guests, Book Fair, Movie Night,  assemblies, Field Day, Publishing Center, collections such as Box Tops, soda tabs, A+ Giant rewards and more. She is the Founding Coordinator of the Master of the Brick Club and also assists with the registration for PTA sponsored clubs. Tanya enjoys reading, gardening, horses, and dancing. Most of all, she enjoys doing anything and everything with her two children.  
Favorite CB Event: Publishing Center. 

Cathy Richman

Treasurer, Cathy Richman 

Cathy is in her second year as PTA Treasurer.  She is learning a lot in this role and has enjoyed getting to know other Copper Beech families.  Cathy has also been involved in the All School Yearbook project the past two years.  Favorite CB Event: 5K Fun Run




Recording Secretary, Dana Mensah

Dana is a new PTA Board Member. She has helped with Publishing Center and the Spring Fair Plant Sale and is one of the Founding Co-Coordinators of the Garden Club. This year Dana is also introducing a Fall Mum Sale. When not working, Dana enjoys baking, gardening, rescuing animals, and hiking with her two daughters. 


Marketing Coordinator, Kristin Gaenssle

Kristin is a new Board member in the 2017-18 school year. Prior to joining the Board, she has helped with Square 1 Art fundraiser, Girls Night Out, Book Fair, Field Day, and the 5K Fun Run. She is Founding Coordinator of the Book Club. Kristin enjoys running, gardening and reading. Favorite CB Event: Game Night

Our Purpose

We seek to promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship. Raise the standards of home life.  Secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth. Bring into closer relation the home and the school, so that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth. We strive to unite educators and the general public to secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
We promote these goals through educational programs directed toward parents, teachers, and the general public through conferences, committees, projects, and programs.

Copper Beech PTA is organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to CB PTA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Mailing Address: Copper Beech PTA, 825 N. Easton Rd., Glenside, PA 19038