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Deer Park Elementary
11605 Citrus Park Dr.
Tampa, Florida 33626
Phone: (813) 854-6031
Fax: (813) 854-6041

2016-2017 Board

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Hi Rangers -
I am Kelly Szarek, proud wife and mom of my 3rd grade twin boys-Chase and Hudson, as well as your new PTA president. I stay busy keeping up with my crazy boys and there love of soccer, fishing, and traveling. Our family truly loves to explore and travel as much as we can which helps to contribute to my passion of photography. If I am not with my family taking pictures you can find me taking photos somewhere. I am also the yearbook chairperson! I am super enthusiastic to be involved with such as wonderful school. As a former teacher, I know that being involved in your child’s school can make a huge impact and that is why I continue to volunteer to help make Deer Park Elementary great. Please join the PTA and support your Rangers!
President – Kelly Szarek


Hi, my name is Andi Shannon. My husband, Rich, and I have three sweet, crazy kiddos, Kellen (7th, Deer Park Grad), Abbey (4th), and Liam (2nd). We have been a proud Deer Park Ranger family since 2009. I have been volunteering in the classrooms and as a homeroom parent over the past seven years but this is my first year as a member of the PTA board. I’m looking forward to another super year here at Deer Park!

Secretary – Andi Shannon



Hello I am Jennifer Flaacke. I am the mother of three boys John (9th), Harrison (6th), and Benjamin (4TH). We have had the pleasure of being at Deer Park since its first year.  My boys keep me busy with baseball and travel ice hockey. It’s one temperature extreme to the other, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! We enjoy our time away following the Gators (their dad’s Alma matter) and the Canes (my Alma matter), fishing with our local CCA chapter and above all we love to help with conservation by assisting Tampa Bay Watch in their efforts to keep Tampa Bay’s Waters clean. Our family is not far from recycling as we own an Electronics Recycling Company here in Tampa. I will spend half my days there helping out in the office and the rest will be helping out at Middleton High School, Walker Middle School,  and here at Deer Park! I am looking forward to a fabulous year! GO RANGERS!

Treasurer – Jen Flaacke


Hope all Rangers had a wonderful summer! I’m Jenn Bryant and I am excited to take on a different PTA role this year. In the past I assisted in the Computer Lab (Kindergarten), participated in the School Advisory Council (1st and 2nd grade), helped with PTA website and social media (last year), as well as volunteered each year as time permitted with school events and in the classrooms – as I believe it is important to be engaged and involved!

As my beautiful, smart daughter, Katelyn starts 3rd grade, I’ll be letting you know all the great things we are doing at Deer Park through our newsletters. I look forward to hearing from you and wish all Rangers a super 2016-2017 school year!

Communications – Jennifer Bryant




Hi everyone!  My name is Christie Kehoe, and I’m very excited to be your VP of Hospitality for the 2016-2017 Deer Park School Year.  My husband, Allen, and I have a daughter, Kate (1st grade).  We moved to Tampa two years ago for an assignment with the military.  What an amazing community we found at Deer Park!  I’m looking forward to another great school year!

Hospitality – Christie Kehoe





My name is Kathy Scharf and I am your VP of Leadership.  I have two children, Reagan, who is going into 3rd grade and Ryan, who is going into 1st grade.  We moved to Tampa 5 years ago from our hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.  I look forward to serving on the PTA this year.

Leadership – Kathy Scharf



Hello everyone! I am Jessica Lossius and I am excited to be a part of the Deer Park PTA this year. I am a proud wife and mom of two children, my son Jackson who’s a 3rd grader at Deer Park and my daughter, Addison who is 3. We have lived in Tampa for 12 years and love it! My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family, we enjoy traveling, going to the beach, attending Rays games and cheering on my husband and I’s alma mater The Florida Gators ~ GO Gators!!  I have enjoyed volunteering in the classroom over the last few years and feel very lucky to have a career that is flexible. Im excited to be your VP of membership this year and look forward to another great year at Deer Park! ~ Jessica Lossius

Membership – Jessica Lossius


Hello Ranger families,
Last year was my children’s 1st year at Deer Park Elementary, so this will be my 2nd year as a Deer Park parent. I was a home room parent for my daughter who was in Kindergarten. This year my son will be entering Kindergarten, which has encouraged me to be more involved with the school. When approached with joining the PTA, Programs just seemed perfectly suited for me. As a newer parent at Deer Park, I can’t wait to make all of you Ranger families proud and more engaged this school year!  Proud Mother of Rory and Jack,

Programs – Lauren Garrison



My name is Shannon Crerand and I am mom to three amazing kids!  Mackenzie is 9, Logan is 6 and Brennan is 2.  Most of my time is taken up by my family and friends and I wouldn’t have it any other way!  After living all over the country, we finally settled in Florida 5 years ago and we absolutely love it here.  I took the VP of Volunteers position because I love to help out any way I can and I hope to get many of you to volunteer as much as possible as well!  I’m looking forward to a great year at Deer Park!

Volunteers – Shannon Crerand



Welcome to a new school year filled with opportunities to support various programs and events for students, parents and faculty. My name is Christi Regan and I have a 4th grader and a 6th grader.
After 6 years enjoying Deer Park activities, I am excited to lead our fundraising this year. Look forward to Spirit and Dining Nights, Ranger Roundup and more. If you have or know of a business that would like to support Deer Park activities, please contact me using the link below.
Let’s go Rangers!

Ways & Means – Christi Regan



Hi Rangers and WELCOME BACK!  My name is Veronica Green and this is my fourth year on the PTA Board.  It’s up to me to keep everyone up-to-date on what’s happening around school on both our PTA website and Facebook pages.  My husband Max and I work full time and try to keep up with our two boys Kyler (5th Grade) and Evan (2nd grade).  We do our best to attend everything Deer Park related, so if you see one of us around, the rest typically aren’t very far behind!  We are excited to see what the new-year has to offer and are looking forward to seeing all of our old friends while making new ones along the way.  Good luck this year and enjoy everything Deer Park has to offer – DEER PARK ROCKS!

Website & Social Media – Veronica Green