Meet the PTA Board

Greg Augustyn, President

This is our sixth year at Barnard and we have been very happy with our experience. Our daughter Isabella is in fourth grade. She has enjoyed participating in after school activities as well being involved in basketball, swimming, gymnastics, taekwondo and ballet. In addition to Mandarin, my kids both speak Spanish and Isabella also speaks French. Our family enjoys traveling during school breaks, opting for the cold and snow during December and someplace exotic during the Spring.

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Love Zubiller, Vice President

Love is thrilled to finish her nine-year run at Barnard on this year’s PTA board. What she enjoys most about volunteering for our school is welcoming new families into our community and working as a team to make Barnard the best school in the country. Love has one daughter (India) in 5th grade at Barnard and a son (Texas) in 8th grade at Pacific Beach Middle School. She enjoys baking desserts, making crafts, and traveling around the world with her family.

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Yvonne Kenniston, Treasurer

Hi there! I’m Yvonne, and this will be my 4th year at Barnard. My daughter, Seraphina, will be in 3rd grade. I have volunteered as Room Parent when my daughter was in Kindergarten, volunteered with classroom activities and PTA this past school year, and am looking forward to serving as Treasurer on the PTA board in 2021-22.

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Kaity Johannsen, Secretary

Kaity is looking forward to a great year serving on Barnard’s PTA board. This is her family’s 4th year at Barnard with sons Maverick, in 3rd grade, and Jett, in 1st grade. Kaity hopes to bring a unique perspective to the board, combining her role as a parent with 15 years working in education. When Kaity, husband Steve, and the boys are not busy with work, school, or baseball, they spend time at their cabin in Lake Arrowhead.

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Kevin Doyle, Historian

Kevin is excited to be on the board as Historian. His son, Connor, had an amazing first year at Barnard for Transitional Kindergarten, and they are both excited for this new (and interesting) school year. Even though Kevin has been teaching in higher education for many years – he feels the most butterflies when he helps with the 5- to 6-year-olds. Kevin and Connor — along with sister Emma (6th grade) and Mom Mel — love traveling the country/world, especially to our original hometowns (in South Dakota and Beijing, China).

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Grace Yu, Auditor

你好!My name is Grace and it’s my pleasure to be serving as your Auditor for the 2021-2022 school year. I was born in Shanghai, China and migrated to Southern California at a young age. I have two kids at Barnard – son Teddy in 3rd grade and daughter Aurelia in Kindergarten. We are very happy to have found Barnard! This will be my first year on the PTA board, and looking forward to more in the future.

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Zach Burton, Parliamentarian

LeAnn, Margo, and I are excited to be part of the Barnard community. Margo is going into Transitional Kindergarten this year. We enjoy golf, the zoo, and exploring San Diego as a family. I am also helping out with the Kinder-Garden and our family is looking forward to making new friends and growing together this school year!

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Jennette Shay, Barnard Annual Giving (BAG)

Jennette has two children at Barnard (2nd and Kindergarten). Her family loves Barnard for its diversity, dedicated teachers and strong community. She is honored to serve on the PTA Board to advocate for Barnard kids in this unique year.

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Jeanette Woodward, Read-a-thon

Hi! I’m originally from Taiwan so I’m excited for our daughter Jalyn (first grade) to learn Mandarin and Chinese culture at Barnard. My “day job” is an executive recruiter while I volunteer my free time with several local community Facebook groups. We enjoy traveling, learning about other cultures, trying new foods, and meeting new friends! We’re thrilled to be a part of the amazing Barnard community!

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Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School PTA (Barnard PTA)
2445 Fogg Street, San Diego, California 92109 | Phone: 858-800-5700 | Fax: 858-800-5749 | | Non-profit ID #20-5947705