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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Jian Chan, Auditor
This is Jian’s first year as an officer on the Barnard PTA board. She and her family moved to San Diego from Los Angeles 7 years ago, and joined the Barnard family in the Fall of 2017.
Born and raised in Beijing China, Jian is a professional cellist, a lifelong sports fan, and a former Olympics reporter. In her limited free time, she enjoys baking and cooking for her husband, an award winning director/cinematographer, and her daughters, 14 and 9 years of age, who are in 10th grade at The Bishop’s School and 4th grade at Barnard.
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!
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.