Lee Montessori PCS Family Teacher Association

Founded in 2015, the purpose of the Lee Montessori Public Charter School Family Teacher Association (FTA) is to enhance and support the educational experience at Lee Montessori PCS, to promote a closer connection between school and home by encouraging family engagement and strong family-school communications, and to foster a sense of community among families, teachers and administrators at Lee Montessori PCS through family engagement, volunteerism and financial support.  Lee Montessori PCS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Membership is open to any parent, guardian, or other adult regularly serving in a parent/guardian role for a student at the school and any teachers or staff employed at the school. To become a member, please sign up during our Fall Registration Drive or email fta@leemontessori.org. The FTA uses the Lee Montessori Google Group to send out announcements and also hosts a families-only Facebook page – please contact us at the address above for additional information. 

Families are encouraged to get involved with FTA committees which include social, family engagement, library, finance, fundraising, outdoor, health and safety, and playground committees.


Executive Committee 2016-17

Sophie Bethune, President

Sophie is parent of two boys, Soren (Mr. Isaza, second grade) and Ewan (Ms. D, Cruz, PK4). Her interests and priorities for the FTA include increasing participation, building community and enhancing communication.  She has more than 20 years of experience in public relations and strategic communications, and currently works for a nonprofit professional association. Sophie and her husband Brendan live close to the school in Bloomingdale in Ward 5.

Vice President (vacant)

Jermaine Lassiter, Treasurer

Jermaine is the parent of a PreK4 student (Ms. Hurlebaus). He has worked in the federal government for over 20 years as an accountant/auditor and has also volunteers in youth sports and recreation as a coach, official and administrator.  He joined the FTA to actively assist, represent and serve in the continued growth of his daughter's school.  The Lassiters are proud Terrapin alumni and Petworth residents. 

Mary Wallace, Secretary

Mary is mum to one primary and two elementary students.  She recently returned to work as a legal assistant after six years at home full-time.  Mary joined the FTA to take an active role in supporting and strengthening the community her children love so much.  She is deeply committed to the education, health and welfare of every student at Lee Montessori.  The Wallace family lives in Ward 5. 


Stevie Bishop, At Large Representative

Stevie Bishop is mother to Elliott (1st grade, Mr. Isaza) and Samuel (PK-3, Ms. D'Cruz.) She served on the FTA in the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 school years as a class representative, and is now the at-large member. Stevie was co-chair of the Social Committee in the 2015/2016 school year, and is one of the "organizers" of the Monday morning coffee group. Her goal this year is to help our community continue to grow, encompassing all students and their families, into one large "Lee Family" atmosphere.

Please subscribe to our Google Calendar to stay up to date on events.

Meeting summaries as well as the FTA bylaws can be reviewed in the archives.