Committed to Excellence for All Students
President - Bekah Kunstman
I’m Bekah Kunstman. I am blessed to be able to serve the 2020-2021 school year as your PTO President. This will be my second year serving on the PTO board.
I have 3 amazing kids. One attends at CIS and my youngest two are in 3rd and 2nd grade here at CES.
I look forward to working with all the families, teachers and the rest of the CES staff members this year as we face, what seems to be, a unique year for all of us. My hope for the year is to find ways to bridge the gap between the staff at CES and the families who have children who attend here. I want to focus this year on making sure all students, full time virtual and hybrid, are able work, and feel as one community.
Let’s make it a great year for us, our kids, and our teachers at CES.
Vice President, Melissa Anderson
I’m Melissa Anderson and I'm so excited to serve as your PTO Vice President this year. My daughter is a rising second grader at CES. We moved to Chapin for my husband's work from Charleston approximately 5 years ago...we LOVE it here...most days you can find our family playing on the lake. The 2020-21 school year will no doubt be different than most given our current environment but I look forward to serving alongside the PTO board members to create a positive partnership between parents and staff so CES students can thrive.
Treasurer, Jeannie Gravelle
I have dedicated my career to delivering personalized investment management with the professionalism and expertise my clients expect and deserve. I believe successful investment planning begins by building relationships built on honesty, integrity and mutual respect.
In 2002, Jeannie began her career in financial services with Morgan Stanley while still attending the University of South Carolina. After working for six months as a marketing assistant, she knew she wanted to become a financial advisor.
I live in Chapin with my husband and three wonderful children. My community efforts include participation with several financial literacy programs that partner with schools and homeless shelters around the greater Columbia area. I am a member of the Chapin United Methodist Church, and enjoy being an active volunteer in many capacities.
Secretary - Kayla Garrett
My name is Kayla Garrlett and I am married to Adam. We have 2 students at Chapin Elementary, a rising 1st and 2nd grader. We also have a 3 year old at home who can't wait to join the CES Eaglets! We have lived in Chapin for 6 years now. This is my first year serving on the PTO board. I have served 2 years with SIC and really look forward to helping serve out school further with the PTO. I love being a part of our Chapin Elementary community!