About Us


Our Mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering our families and our community to advocate for all children. Join the FCEPTA and become a member for the 2023-24 year. We look forward to meeting you!

Meet the Board

President - Jessica Goodwin

I am proud to serve as the FCEPTA president this year. As a former FCCPS teacher, I have experienced firsthand the positive impact that engaged parent involvement can have in our community’s schools. 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 third 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 or at an event, please say hello!



President-Elect - Kristin Higgins 



I am looking forward to serving on the FCEPTA board this year as the President-Elect. I grew up in the Northern Virginia area and understand the importance that community has for our schools. The strength of that in Falls Church City is what makes this city so special.


I am a boy-mom to Brendan, a third grader at Oak Street and Corbin, a first grader at Mount Daniel. When I’m not spending time with family, often on the sidelines of a sporting event, I’m in search of the perfect cup of coffee or hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Professionally, I am a CPA and own my own business specializing in small business accounting consulting. I’m looking forward to a great year and getting to know all of you!







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 - Lindsay Barnette

I am looking forward to supporting our amazing FCCPS elementary schools as part of the PTA board for the 2023-2024 year! I am an Army Brat but consider Virginia home, having lived here on and off for most of my life. My family, which includes husband Jason, 6th grader Aimee, and 3rd grader Nathan, moved to Falls Church City in 2020 and we have quickly come to appreciate all the Little City has to offer. When not spending time shuttling my kids to/from various activities and or hanging out with family and friends, I work in health policy.  After a stint on the Sunshine Committee and other volunteering opportunities, I am happy to have the chance to play a more formal role on the FCEPTA Board and to help make this a great year for all the teachers, administrators, and, of course, the kids.