Our Team

PTO President: Sheila Maupin

I am a stay at home mom with a second grader at HES and an 8th grader at ILMS. My family moved from California a couple of years ago. We are loving the Carolinas so far, specially the southern hospitality and the fried chicken. I have been involved in the PTA for the last seven years. I am very passionate about this organization that has helped me build connections and friendships while enriching my boys education. I love reading and scrapbooking. We are a die hard baseball family and cannot wait until we can be at a San Francisco Giants ball game again!

Please contact me at: sheilamaupin@yahoo.com

PTO Vice President: Alissa Bray

My name is Alissa Bray and I am new to the whole PTO world. With that being said, I have been helping around Harrisburg in other ways for several years. My husband and I have been married for 15 years and have 3 rambunctious boys, Corbin (12), Hudson (10), and Declan (6). Our boys have been lucky enough to call Harrisburg their home for their entire elementary school career. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in accounting and the University of NC at Charlotte with a Masters of Accounting. While I will always root for the Dawgs, I try to avoid accounting at all costs. LOL!! I own Alissa Bray Photography and love connecting with families to capture their newborns and families each year.

Please contact me at: aes981@gmail.com

PTO Secretary: Sara Neubauer

Hi, my name is Sara Neubauer, and I am a ”boy mom” of two. I have been a Harrisburg parent since it first opened its doors. My oldest child is in 7th grade at ILMS, and my youngest will be going into 1st grade this year.I have had the opportunity to be a room mom for the last seven years, and in that time it has allowed me to build some really amazing relationships with many members of the staff and parents at Harrisburg.I’m so looking forward to meeting all the new faces at Harrisburg this year!

PTO Treasurer: Mindy Hart

Hi HES families! My name is Mindy Hart and I am excited about my new role as the HES PTO Treasurer. I’m from Seattle, WA and moved to the Charlotte area with my high school sweetheart (now husband) in 2003 after graduating from Washington State University with a BA in Business Administration and Accounting. I’m a proud mom of two boys (3rd & 5th grade) who have both been at HES since kindergarten. By day I am VP of Diligence for Matthews, NC based Morningstar Properties which invests in, manages & develops self-storage and marina properties across the Southeast. By night & weekends, I enjoy my family time. My favorite things are watching my boys play sports, family vacationing all over, being active outdoors, working on DIY home projects, picking up new TV shows to binge, cooking & snuggling with our frenchie pup.

Dance Coordinator: Zoe Lesinski

My name is Zoe Lesinski and I am Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. I have served on the PTO as Box Tops coordinator for the past 18 months and am looking forward to another outstanding year. I am a proud Canadian, born and raised. I moved to the USA in 2004 after marrying my wonderful husband Andy. I graduated from Trocaire College with 2 associate degrees one in Sonography and the other in X-ray technology. My husband and I have two amazing children, Jacob 10, and Hannah 7. I am obsessed with spending time traveling to new places with them, walking my Goldendoodle and taste testing new restaurants in the area.

Room Parent Coordinator: Shawna Dart

I am a stay at home mother of two kids. My daughter is entering the fourth grade this year, and has been at Harrisburg since Kindergarten. My son will be a Kindergartner this year, and could not be more thrilled to be a “big kid.” I love reading, spending time with my family and friends, and watching “garbage” reality tv. I have been subbing at Harrisburg and ILE for the last two years, so I’ve been lucky enough to meet and build relationships with a lot of students and staff. And I couldn’t be more excited about being on the PTO this year and starting anew school year with Harrisburg!

Hospitality Coordinator: Jennifer Kilby

My name is Jennifer Kilby and I am very excited for my second year as Hospitality Chair! My husband and I have been married for 9 year. We have 2 girls, Addison in 2nd grade and Amelia in Pre-K. We absolutely love spending time as a family, all things Disney and traveling! I graduated from UNC-Charlotte with Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. I am a Director of Learning & Development with Lincoln Financial and I also lead the Employee Activity planning for our Charlotte locations. I am very passionate about event planning and feel so honored for the opportunity to plan events such as Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week and Birthday Celebrations for the amazing staff at HES! Here comes the fun!

Dine-Out Coordinator: Becca Williams

My name is Becca Williams and I have a 4th grader and a 1st grader at Harrisburg, as well as a four year old future Tomahawk. I’m originallyfrom West Virginia (Let’s Go, Mountaineers!), and have been in the Charlotte area for almost ten years. I have served as a room parent since my oldest started kindergarten at HES, and truly love doing anything I can to help our teachers. My break from momming is my part-time job at the Morrison YMCA, and in my spare time I love to find house projects to do and then pawn them off on my husband (haha!), and watch a lot of Bravo. I’m excited for the opportunity to get more involved at our school!

Newsletter Coordinator: Millie Fong

My name is Millie Fong and I am taking on the role of Newsletter Coordinator, and I’m very excited to be serving on the PTO. I have been married to my husband for 13 years and we have 2 daughters, Noah-Grace in 4th Grade and Allison in Kindergarten. We moved here from Miami, FL 4 years ago and have been an HES Family ever since. Our family loves movies, restaurants, traveling and especially cruising. I graduated with a Bachelors in Finance and work from home as a Reporting Analyst for an Insurance Company based in Miami. I have been a Room Parent for the last 3 years and have gotten to know our school and love everything about Harrisburg. I can’t wait to get this new year started!

Corporate Sponsorship: Nicole Smith

My name is Nicole and I am excited to join the PTO. She is originally from California and moved to the Carolinas in 2009. My husband and I have two daughters (a 2nd grader and a preschooler) who both love to dance, get outdoors, and spend time with friends. Professionally, I am a National Account Manager for Verizon in their Global Enterprise Group. I also volunteers as a fundraiser and style consultant for Dress for Success Charlotte.

Spirit Rock - Ashley Rains

Hi, I’m Ashley Rains. I am the mother of Annabelle, Charlotte, Thomas, and Addalyn Rains. They are all current Harrisburg Elementary students. My family and I moved to Indian Land in 2019. We came from a small town in rural Arkansas where I worked as an elementary school teacher for four years. I am passionate about education. I enjoy volunteering with the PTO because it gives me the opportunity to actively participate in the success of my children’s school, even if it is small. After all, American author Robert Collier once said, “Success is the sum of small efforts.”

Amphitheater Chair: Erin Patel

I have been a Harrisburg Mom for the last 6 years. My son Neil is now a 6th grader at Indian Land Intermediate School and my youngest Liam is a 3rd grader at Harrisburg. My husband, Arpit, and I met at Winthrop University where I studied Business in undergrad and MBA. To say I have Winthrop pride is an understatement (Go Eagles!!!).

I work for Kimberly-Clark analyzing diapers, incontinence, and feminine product sales and insights.

In my spare time you will catch me at Anne Springs Greenway with my three pups (Max, Queenie, and our newest addition Luna).


Erin Patel