Meet the PAC (Parent Advisory Council)
President: Teresa Le
Hello! My name is Teresa Le and I am stepping into the role of your Parent Advisory Council (PAC) President with one intention...to enjoy the journey! My collaboration with parents and ROA staff is intended to promote open communication and positive outcomes. Our family came to ROA 2 ½ years ago from a traditional school setting where we were not thriving.
We lacked the confidence that our son Ty was going to move through his education with a love for learning and a passion for life. We took the leap of faith, stepped into the unknown, and we have never looked back. You will often find me outside more than inside, knitting a scarf, planning my next vacation or at the beach. Homeschooling allows me to have the flexibility to take care of myself and I appreciate that time for me. I have those days. The days you question your ability to teach your child, to survive another math problem... but you know what? Those are our difficult days and our accomplishments and I wouldn’t have it any other way! So, come to one of our PAC meetings, reach out to chat, volunteer to help out, or just say hi! It’s all good!
Vice President: Xo Fajardo
Hi, my name is Xo Fajardo and I love being part of this community. My family and I are Southern California natives. We love movie nights, theme parks and recently discovered a passion for road trips. I married my high school sweetheart 14 years ago and together we have 3 amazing kiddos, an 18lb cat and a Maltipoo puppy.
For my family, making the jump from a traditional setting to homeschooling took years. We first came to River Oaks 2 years ago when my oldest entered middle school. We knew early on that she wasn’t fitting in to that “one size fits all” curriculum that the traditional school offered us. While our other two children thrived in a traditional setting, the other continued to have a hard time. After a couple of years, we are still discovering new ways of teaching and learning. As my child grows and goes through changes, so does her way of learning and we’re happy that we found flexibility in her education. I’m always eager to hear what is working for other parents and what isn’t. I have learned so much and continue to learn not just from other parents but from teachers as well. So please don’t be shy and let’s connect!
Secretary: Jennifer Noorzai
Hello, my name is Jennifer Noorzai. I am happily married for 23 years and a mother of 4 amazing kiddo’s ranging from high school to elementary school. I have always been interested in nutrition and health & wellness. I’m a certified holistic health and nutrition coach from Nutraphoria School of Holistic Nutrition.
After I had my children, I realized how nutrition plays an important role in helping my kids grow and learn. It is definitely one of my passions. My other passion is teaching.... and that’s why we started homeschooling 6 years ago at ROA. It is so fun to learn new things and to be able to teach my kids. I enjoy making something out of nothing, to create a homeschool environment with color and excitement. To hear my kids say they love homeschooling and want to homeschool their own kids one day is a big deal to me. It means they have enjoyed their homeschool experiences and look forward to continuing it in the future. I love that!!! I also enjoy gardening, raising our bulldogs and being in the kitchen.
• I enjoy contributing to others. I love to support people on their homeschooling journey by being a light in this crazy world.
• I sit on the board of Achieve Goals, Inc. a non-profit 501c that focuses on entrepreneurship, the arts and education.
• I also create YOUTUBE videos and have my own channels, “Jen at Home” and “ItsChewy’sChannel.”
Parliamentarian: Allison Kemmerer
Hello! My name is Allison Kemmerer. I am happily married for 24 years and 2 children. My daughter is 14 first year at ROA and my son is 11 in 6th grade at Hollywood Beach Elementary. I am a stay at home mom and loving it. My daughter is very shy, no friends, and the last few years have been a challenge with her growing into teenage years.
We have had her in school with small class sizes, It seemed to work fine at first, but I am so glad that we found ROA for her. She is doing much better with the home school and Zoom (minus a few bad days). Overall she is doing great. I am so glad she is at ROA and thank you for welcoming me into PAC. I am looking forward to a great school year!
Questions? Email Teresa: email@example.com
**Please Note: All PAC events are Parent Organized/Led & NonROA. Field Trips, Meetups & Family Events are planned throughout the year. Specific details for events will be communicated through Parent Square. All ROA families are welcome to attend Westlake Village and/or Oxnard events.**
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