photo by Donna Owens
For over ten years, I have lived in Ashton Heights with my husband, Jack Zetkulic, who is an educator and international consultant. We have four children: Patsy, Katie, and Anne who attend Washington-Lee High School and Matthew, who is a second year student at the University of Virginia.
Member since September 2014
Currently serve as Vice Chair
Liaison to the APS/County Joint Community Facilities Study, APS Budget Advisory Council, APS Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee, and APS Career Center
Prior Policy and County-Level Leadership and Involvement
Multi-Modal Transportation and Student Safety Special Committee (2012 - 2013)
Arlington Career Center Parent Advisory Committee (2013 - 2014)
Family and Community Engagement Working Group (2013 - 2014)
Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) (2006-2012) Chair (2008-2010)
Evaluation of Services for Students with Special Needs, Steering Committee (2010-2013)
ADHD Task Force (2008 - ongoing)
Advisory Council on Instruction (2007-2009)
County Council of PTAs (2009 - 2011)
School-Level Leadership and Involvement
Jefferson Middle School PTA President (2009 – 2011), Vice President (2008)
Family Engagement Committee, Jefferson Middle School (2013 – ongoing)
Washington-Lee Crew Boosters (2010-ongoing), mulch fundraising coordinator (2012-2013)
Odyssey of the Mind, Long Branch (2006-2009)
Club Invention, Long Branch (2005-2006)
Founder, ArlingtonADHD and ArlingtonReading parent support groups
Founding Member, Arlington Latino Network, and organizer, Latino Education Summit
Member, Safe Busing Now Coalition
Member, Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) for Children’s Hospital Research Institute’s “Community-Based Executive Function Intervention for Low Income Children with ADHD and ASD Research Project”
Honored Citizen of the Year, Arlington Public Schools (2011)
Business and International Experience
Twelve Years in the Private Sector: Connecticut National Bank, The Travelers Companies, The Hartford Courant, and Newsday. (1984-1995)
Corporate Communications and Community Affairs: At The Travelers, directed the National and Community Affairs Department and served as President of The Travelers Companies Foundation, focusing on health and education reform. Served on multiple local, state, and national committees targeting public school reform efforts.
Management, Strategic Planning and Quality Improvement: While at The Hartford Courant and Newsday, coordinated the creation of corporate strategic plans, implemented quality improvement programs and increased business with increasingly diverse communities.
Teaching and Community Development: Volunteered in Nicaragua through Georgetown University, building a rural school, teaching, and organizing a women’s vegetable cooperative (1982-1983). Served as substitute Spanish teacher at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (1983).
Overseas Experience: Lived in Serbia, Sweden, and Switzerland with my husband, a Foreign Service Officer, and family (1996-2004) and supported American families overseas, including working with educational systems.
Fluent in Spanish
Masters in Management, Hartford Graduate Center
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University