About Us


Our Mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Join the FCEPTA and become a member for the 2022-2023 year. We look forward to meeting you!

Meet the Board

President - Michael Sakata

I enjoy being involved in the community and in many local area non-profits; including the Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) Association in Maryland and DC, where I mentor and inspires high school students to pursue careers in the fields of transportation design and construction. I have lived in the City of Falls Church since 2003 and have 4 daughters in the FCCPS school system. I coach a variety of youth sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball, and lacrosse.





President Elect - Jessica Goodwin

After serving as a room parent and a member of the Sunshine Committee, I am proud to join the PTA board this year  as President-Elect. I am a freelance writer and author who has called Falls Church City home since 2014. As a former FCCPS teacher, I have experienced firsthand the positive impact that engaged parent involvement can have in our community’s schools. As President-Elect, I look forward to working collaboratively with fellow parents, teachers, and administrators to make FCCPS’s goal of revitalization a reality. I live right by Oak Street Elementary with my husband, Tommy, and our son, Jacob, a second-grader. If you live in the neighborhood, you might know us as “the dinosaur house” around the holidays. I’m excited to meet you. If you see me out and about at an event, please say hello!




VP Room Parent Relations: Oak Street - Brent Nussbaum

I am looking forward to serving on the PTA board again as the Oak Street Elementary Room Parent liaison. I have lived in the City of Falls Church for the past 10+ years. My wife, Sarah, whom I met at Radford University, and I purchased our first home together here in 2010. Hailing from a small town in Ohio, the close-knit community ambience of FCC made me feel right at home from day one. I’m a girl-dad to two Oak Streeters, Norah (5th grade) and Maddie (4th grade). When I’m not spending time with my family or coaching one of their soccer team’s, I’m usually cycling, mountain biking or running. I have over 15 years of experience in the association profession, primarily in member engagement and revenue generation. Thank you for this opportunity to support our incredible schools through the PTA.






VP Room Parent Relations: Mt. Daniel and Jesse Thackrey - Annalisa Aldana

I am excited to be serving on the PTA board for the 2022-2023 year. After my undergraduate studies at the University of Texas and two years as a bilingual teacher in Austin, I moved to Virginia. I received my masters and PhD from Virginia Tech in landscape architecture and design. I have previously taught at George Washington University, Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, and am currently shifting my design focus towards user experience and digital transformation. Since 2011 I have lived in Falls Church City with my husband and three daughters, Madeline (junior at MHS), Florencia (3rd grade), and Violetta (1st grade). We love the FCC schools, the tight-knit community, and the incredible opportunities available in this area. As the FCEF’s vice-president, I get to be part of an incredible organization that provides invaluable support to the students, teachers, and schools and brings the community together for a variety of annual events. I look forward to serving as the PTA’s Room Parent Relations for two of our very beloved schools.



VP Communications - Jennie Hux

I'm looking forward to serving on the FCEPTA board as VP of Communications this school year and ensuring we have a well-informed community! I am a Northern Virginia native. I went to school in North Carolina and spent time teaching English in Japan before moving back. I work in marketing for a professional services firm.


My husband and I have lived in Falls Church since 2009, and our second son entered the FCCPS school system in 2017 as a student at JTP. My husband, Rob "Hux" and I have three active boys, Hixon (a 3rd grade Tiger), Logan (a 1st grade Hippo), and Tyler (our preschooler). We are busy chasing them around soccer fields, swimming pools, cub scout programs, and whatever else we can do to engage and tire them out!


I'm also coaching rec field hockey to 7th, 8th, and 9th graders this year!  I have supported the PTA for several years as a room parent and as the Spirit Gear chair. I'm looking forward to what this year brings!





Treasurer - Steve Page

I’m very much looking forward to serving on the FCEPTA board as Treasurer for the 2022-2023 school year. I grew up in Iowa but have spent most of the last 25 years living in the DC metro area and moved to Falls Church in 2015 with my wife and two children. Our house is divided during the HTG games between our 1st grade Hippo and 4th grade Tiger. I am a CPA and spend my weekdays working as the CFO of a technology contractor to the Federal government and my nights & weekends taking kids to swim lessons, soccer practices, watching games, or any number of activities that my incredible wife has scheduled for us. I look forward to working with the PTA board and helping to support this amazing organization.




Secretary - Anoopa Sawhney

I look forward to serving another term on the FCEPTA Board - this will be my third year as secretary and I have enjoyed getting to know more FCC families through my involvement in the PTA. My husband, Kabir, and I moved to Falls Church City in 2012 and feel lucky to have landed in this wonderful community. We have two daughters, Aarya (7th grade) and Vaani (3rd grade), and when we're not working, we enjoy spending time with family and friends and being a part of our kids’ activities. Prior to joining the FCEPTA Board, I volunteered as a room parent and member of the Day Care Advisory Board for several years. I appreciate the opportunity to support our schools and look forward to a great school year!