Foundation Council

President
Lynn DiFilippo
president@otafoundation.org

I currently have Isabella (8th) and Louis (5th) and have been an active member of OTA for the last 9 years. What I love about OTA and the Foundation   is the community feeling and closeness of all the involved parents. You can also find me around campus as a substitute teacher some days or organizing the sheds in the school garage when I’m not helping my clients at Pro Home Org my professional residential and commercial organizing business.

Vice President/Committees Coordinator
Courtney Kirian
vicepresident@otafoundation.org

I am the proud stepmom to Sam in seventh grade and Isla in sixth grade and also have a 3 year old future Osprey, Finnley. I have been the chair of our annual Gala for the past four years and have loved the sense of community and friendships it has brought to my life. The OTA Parent Foundation is a fantastic opportunity to not only help guide the educational future of our children, but also to build and bolster lifelong friendships. In my professional life, my husband, David, and I own a commercial furniture dealership called THiNK office interiors. When I'm not momming or working, you can find me either sailing, running, reading or traveling.

 

Treasurer
Annie Davis
treasurer@otafoundation.org

I have three boys at OTA: Xavier (5th), Owen (3rd) and Isaac (Kinder). I was drawn to Old Town Academy because of its Robotics and STEM focus as well as the nurturing learning environment it provides our children. The OTA staff and families make OTA the wonderful place it is. Parent involvement is especially important for our small school and I enjoy volunteering as much as I can. I have a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MBA and have spent my career in Business Development, Engineering and Finance for Raytheon Technologies. I live in South Park with our three boys, husband Zach, and Goldendoodle Lucky. With any free time you’ll find me practicing yoga or building LEGOs with my boys.

Secretary
Amy Stewart
secretary@otafoundation.org

Hi my name is Amy Stewart. I have two children at OTA, Landon(2nd) and Savannah (4th). I have become increasingly more involved over the last two years in the foundation team. I like knowing what is going on as well as helping the school get what it needs to stay as amazing a school as it is. I work at Scripps full time as a physical therapist and opened up my own physical therapy practice last year treating patients with a specialized form of osteopathic manual therapy. I attend as many events as I can throughout the year for OTA but am more of a behind the scenes kind of person. I love the beach, reading, and skiing.

Fundraising Chair

Kate Johnson
giving@otafoundation.org

My first impression of Old Town Academy was that it felt like home. That sense of community is what made me feel it was the right place for my boys. Decker is now in fourth grade and Crosby in first and they have felt that support the whole way through! As a parent I believe our involvement is critical to our school maintaining the unique environment for learning that drew us to it. I love planning fun school events, fishing with my family every chance we get, being active outdoors and my “real” job as a nurse in the emergency department for the last 17 years. It takes many hands to support this school in all different ways; your input is always welcome and encouraged so feel free to contact me with any ideas, suggestions, or a willingness to donate your valuable time!

Volunteer Coordinator

Cecilia Marcondes
volunteer@otafoundation.org
I have two twin boys in OTA, Alan and Oskar, now in 4th grade. I just became an active member of the Foundation, but I have since the first day participated in the school life. I believe parent participation is very important, as the kids feel and appreciate our involvement, our example, and the strengths of family. I was born in Brazil, so I grew up speaking Portuguese, and I have a degree in Biology. For a few decades I have dedicated myself to research in the field of infectious diseases in the brain. I also like to practice sports, to cook, and to travel to places I’ve never been. You will see me around in assembly, looking for volunteers, and pushing for the best in our school.

Turner Watts

Teacher Liaison
Turner Watts
mrwatts@oldtownacademy.org

Principal
Todd Reed
treed@oldtownacademy.org