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: Natalie Swarts
Treasurer: Joie Koenig
Hi! I’m Joie Koenig. I know, my name seems pretty hard to pronounce just by the way it looks. It’s really just simply, Joy. I have been happily married to my husband for 17 years. We have 2 children, Samantha (26) and Collin (14). I have been fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom for the majority of my married life, which has allowed me to see the adjustments I needed to make for my kids.
Sam thrived in a traditional school setting but Collin had some challenges with it, which led us to homeschooling. Homeschooling helped Collin come out of his shell and develop a sense of confidence and pride in his learning achievements. We are now in our third year of homeschooling. Fun fact, I love to learn things and my husband would probably say that I can tend to be a bit obsessive about it. As a result of my ceaseless effort in learning how to turn my black thumb into a green thumb, I have cultivated a vegetable garden that I’m proud to be able to share with our family and friends. I guess it's a long-winded way of saying that gardening is more than just a hobby for me. Knitting, sewing and reading are among my many hobbies. I also volunteer at the Oxnard Senior Garden in my spare time. I love to share what I have learned and I am passionate about being a contribution to my community and this planet. Taking care of my family by helping them live their best life is my ultimate life purpose. It's what gets me up in the morning... aside from a strong black coffee of course!
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.”
Questions? Email Teresa: Leteresa10@gmail.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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