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we're what you call the "cool parents"

We're totally awesome (and humble) parents helping the marvelous Lawson Elementary staff.
Look; we totally get that there is no rule-book for parenting. Let's just chalk it up to calling it an 18-year battle with
complete insanity, band together to help each other out, and call it a day.

the fearless leaders

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Carmine YAnkowski

I am the mother of 2
kids - Eddie (8) and Lucy (6). My husband, Ed and I met in Charlotte, NC where we lived for about 10 years. We moved our family to Iowa 4 years ago and very much enjoy the Johnston community. I am looking forward to getting more involved in school events and meeting a lot of new people.

Jennifer Hershberger
Vice President
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Originally from a small town in Northwest Iowa, Jennifer has lived with her husband Steve (who is from Coralville) in Johnston since 2006. They have one child, Teddy, who will be in 4th grade for the 2017/18 school year. Jennifer has a background in accounting, but is currently working as a software consultant. In her free time, she loves to volunteer at the school and also teaches preschoolers at her local church. Jennifer and her family love being part of such a great school district. Go Dragons!

JAcki Strawbridge
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I'm a mother of two, with a 4th grader and a kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year. I'm an accountant for a company downtown and grew up in and graduated from Johnston.

Jennifer Pavlovec

I am the mother of Gwen and Zane, grades 4 and kindergarten for the 17/18 school year.  I am the Chief Fiscal Officer for Iowa State University's College of Engineering by day.  In addition to the PTO, I also serve as a member of the City of Johnston's Planning & Zoning Commission.  My husband Jacob and I have lived in Johnston since 2008 and love the community.

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