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About Us

Our PTA serves every student attending the Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics and Arts at Old Donation School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This includes the full-time academic program for gifted learners (grades 2-8), the gifted dance program (grades 3-8), and the gifted visual arts program for the elementary grades (grades 2-5).

We are part of the National PTA®, a nonprofit association comprised of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders. Together, we support educational success, and promote parent involvement in our school.

Our PTA supports the dynamic and challenging curriculum of Brickell Academy with financial support, grant programs, scholarships, and organized volunteer efforts. We strive to support every grade level, with age-appropriate and interesting opportunities. And fun is not forgotten! With your help, we organize after-school clubs, game days, spirit nights, fun runs, chess competitions, art contests, and staff appreciation events.  Please join.

MONTHLY PTA MEETINGS: During the 2022-2023 school year the PTA will meet monthly on the third Friday at 9:30 am.  Meetings will be streamed over Zoom.  If you would like a zoom link please email  

President:   Jennifer Gettins
Treasurer:   Michelle Korn
1st VP, Membership:   Jigisha Reddy
2nd VP, Programs:   Hua Liu
3rd VP, Volunteers-in-Education: Renee Custodio-Check
Secretary:   Kimberly Covington

Introducing your 2023-2024

PTA Executive Board

President: Jennifer Gettins

1st VP, Membership: Sharline St. Pierre-Noel

2nd VP, Programs: Hajar Street

3rd VP, VIE: Renee Custodio-Check

Secretary: Vivian Arganza

Treasurer: Michelle Korn


Thank you to all our PTA members who participated the elections.

Committee Leads

After School Clubs: OPEN
Chess  -
Destination Imagination: Jenny Sessoms -
8th Grade End of Year Events:
Fall Event: OPEN
5th Grade Finale:
Grants: Natalie Petsu​ - 
Hospitality: Carla Grassia and Camilla Breault
Reading Month: Rene Custodio-Check -
Reflections: Nandini Sakharpe -
School Supply Kits: Polly Foster

- Scholarships: Carrie Williams

Shamrock Races: OPEN

Shopping Incentives:  -

Social Media: Allison Davis

Spirit Nights: Ameera Ahmad  -

Spirit Wear: Anna Feliberti, Kim Strassberger -

Spring Event: OPEN

Website: Allison Davis

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