Welcome to the American School of Warsaw's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). We are privileged to have immensely dedicated parent volunteers, who help to bring together faculty, staff and families to enhance our children’s educational experience.
Introduction from the PTO President
Dear ASW Families,
My name is Brian Mason and I am the current President of the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization). As the President of PTO my role is to create a vibrant and connected community to support and enhance 'the life'. The aim of the PTO is to provide a conduit between the faculty, staff, parents and students; as well as nurture an accessible and vibrant community for everyone at the school. We also work to support school spirit and pride. The PTO is a volunteer organization, and we welcome all who are available to participate.
The PTO holds monthly meetings in the form of coffee mornings, from which ideas and events are heard, discussed, promoted, etc.
PTO President 2016-17
Brian Mason, PTO President
Husband to Ciara, stay at home Father to Charlie (3 grade) and Olivia (2 grade) - born & raised in Dublin City, Ireland, who as a family moved to Warsaw in February 2015. Most likely to quote you with some random, inspirational daily quote and advise his Queen "to stop dreaming of the quiet life 'cause its the one you'll never know".
Jessica Sirotin, PTO Vice President,
Four kids: One in 10th, 8th and 4th grade. Eldest graduated as part of ASW Class of 2016. A 13-year veteran of ASW, I came to Warsaw from the US via Russia and Hungary. Most likely to be found in the cafeteria looking for a cup of coffee and a good laugh.
Shawna Peterson, PTO Treasurer
Stay at home mom to Robby (9th), Jonathan (7th), Dmitry (3rd), and Alicia (1st). Wife to Geoff who works at American Embassy. Grew up in Orem, Utah but has called Virginia home for the last 10 years. Excited to be in Warsaw!
Burcu Kistak, Events Coordinator
Mom to Lara (1st grade) and wife to Sena who works at MetLife. Past Marketing Communications professional and current stay at home mom -but not physically- who is still an intern for Houseworks. Born & raised in Istanbul, Turkey, moved to Warsaw in Nov. 2015. Enjoying the life in Warsaw and being a member of ASW family.
Karen Batchelder - PTO Store Manager
My family and I have called Warsaw home since July 2015. I am originally from Kingston, Jamaica and in the past 20 years have had the good fortune to live in Namibia, Argentina, Germany, Nicaragua and the United States. I enjoy playing an active role in school communities and have volunteered for the past 12 years in international schools overseas and public schools in the US. My husband Rob, and I, and our two children, Matthew, (9th Grade) and Sofia, (4th Grade) are excited to be in Poland and as a member of the PTO, I look forward to serving the ASW community in a meaningful way in the 2016 -2017 school year.
Ewa Soltysik – HS Rep
My husband Chester and I were both born in Poland but we migrated to Australia. Sydney was our home for 23 years. However, 4 years ago we moved to Poland and two years ago settled in Warsaw. We have 3 children Sabina (grade 11), Sebastian (grade 12) and Adelaide, who lives and studies in Australia.
Renata Bawol, MS representative.
Proud mom of two kids, Maciek grade 8th and Karolina grade 5th. My family and I have lived in Canada for the past 20 years. Last year we decided to move to our homeland, Poland, for a couple of years. Now we enjoy discovering new places in Poland as well as visiting beautiful parts of Europe. We love the variety of culture and entertainment possibilities that Warsaw has to offer!
Conch Tiuson-Yao ES Rep
Born and raised in the beautiful islands of the Philippines. My husband, Raymond Yao and I are of Chinese descent. Together with our two amazing boys Caleb (8th grade) and Reiley (5th grade), life in Warsaw has been an adventure. As an active part of the PTO, I look forward to the service of the littlest of our people.
Robert Leoniuk, ES Rep.
Happily married to Renata and proud dad of Zuzia (3rd grade at the ASW) and Norbert (5 years old, soon to join the school). I'm Polish but I have lived for some time in the States and have been working for one of the biggest American apparel companies for over 15 years, running the IT department. I strongly believe there is nothing better for our children than being involved in school life. One of my goals is improving communication between parents and the faculty, especially during the transformation process.