Academy of Environmental Sciences
2021-22 PTO BoardPresident: Kimberly SnipesVice Presidents: Patrice McFadden and Daniel HenriquezSecretary: Cissy GrahamTreasurer: Charlie StalkerVolunteer Coordinators: Stine Poole and Heather Danley
Welcome to the Fox Cub community!
I am Kimberly Snipes, your PTO President. I have served on the PTO Board and Student Improvement Council for two years. My son, Noah, is a 2nd grader and my daughter, Isabella, is starting Kindergarten. My husband, Dominique, and I have another son, Isaiah, who is 22 months old. I grew up in Kingstree, SC. and have been living in Irmo since 2006.
The PTO is here to serve you. Please share your suggestions for events, fundraisers, teacher appreciation opportunities and any other ideas you may have. You can send your ideas to me at Ptodfes@gmail.com.
Save the date for the annual Fall Festival, which will be held Friday, October 22nd! We are excited to gather the students again after missing out on the opportunity to socialize in 2020. Please be on the lookout for other events.
For our community to be strong, everyone’s participation is essential. Many parents feel they cannot participate in the PTO because they cannot be available during the day because of work - please don’t let that discourage you. Whether you have 30 minutes or a few hours, your time, your ideas, your talents and your voice are truly needed and appreciated. There are endless possibilities for family members to contribute and we can match any time constraints and abilities to needed tasks. Please consider volunteering today!
Our PTO Executive Board Meets monthly and we are always working as a team to figure out how we can best help DFES. We work directly with Mr. Scott, Dr. Sommerall, Mrs. Newman and teacher representatives. Our meetings are held four times a year and anyone can attend.
Please contact me anytime about PTO questions that you may have. PTODFES@gmail.com or kim
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow us on Facebook at Dutch Fork Elementary PTO. That will be a source of PTO information as the year continues.
I wish you all a fulfilling and productive year!
I am Patrice McFadden-Page, one of the PTO Vice Presidents. I've been married to Sterling for 7 years. We have four kids I call my Incredibles. My oldest is Trinity (11th grade), Sterling (2nd grade), Bessie-Grace (Pre-K) and Skylar is still home with mommy. I’m from St. Matthews, SC and have been living in Irmo for 4 years. I’m a stay-at-home mom but love to be involved with the school and all the activities my Incredibles are involved in.
Daniel Henriquez, one of the PTO Vice Presidents, is a/k/a dj Dtec professional disc jockey. I have been DJing over 25 years and I am the owner of Coalition DJs Carolina, a marketing company based out of Columbia. I have radio experience from working at The Big DM and The Beat and have worked with major labels and artist. I have served on the PTO Board for four years and I'm looking foward to another great year.
I am Stine Poole, Volunteer Coordinator. I have 6 kids. I really enjoy working with kids and plan to finish my teaching degree soon. I collect rubber duckies.
My name is Heather Danley and I'm excited to join the DFES PTO this year as a Volunteer Coordinator. I was born in Great Lakes, IL and moved to SC in 1992. I grew up in Newberry and graduated from Newberry Academy. In 2003 I graduated from Midlands Technical College with a degree in Health Science. I have worked at Palmetto Smiles-Pediatric Orthodontic and Family Dentistry in Lexington for the last 18 years. I enjoy working with the children and adults to promote better oral health. I'm currently serving as the National President of JCI USA- a leadership development organization. I have been married to my husband James for 6 years and we have one child and a spoiled 1 year old boxer. When I'm not working or volunteering my time, I enjoy spending time with my family, being at the lake and traveling around the US. I look forward to the 2021-22 school year.