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

2017-2018 Board


Click HERE to email the entire Board. Click links below to email each board member individually.


Hi Rangers -
I am Kelly Szarek, proud wife and mom of my 4th grade twin boys-Chase and Hudson, as well as your 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.

President – Kelly Szarek


Secretary – Camie Woods


Hello I am Jennifer Flaacke. I am the mother of three boys John (10th), Harrison (7th), and Benjamin (5TH). We have had the pleasure of being at Deer Park since its first year. My boys keep me busy with robotics, Walker band, baseball, and travel ice hockey. 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 my final year here at Deer Park! GO RANGERS!

Treasurer – Jen Flaacke


Hello Rangers! My name is Heather Hodgson, and I’m excited to be part of this year’s PTA board. My husband, Steve, and I have a daughter, Kensie, in the first grade; she absolutely loves it here at Deer Park. We moved to Tampa in 2016 and like to spend time traveling, hitting the beach, and going to Disney, of course. I am looking forward to meeting you soon at one of our wonderful PTA events.

Communications – Heather Hodgson




Hospitality – Jennifer Lingo


Hi, my name is Andi Shannon. My husband, Rich, and I have three kids, Kellen (8th, Deer Park Grad), Abbey (5th), and Liam (3rd). We have been a proud Deer Park Ranger family since 2009. I volunteered in the classrooms and as a homeroom parent for many years and this is my second year as a member of the PTA board. I’m looking forward to another fun year here at Deer Park!

Leadership – Andi Shannon





I am Julie Howell and I am excited to be a part of the Deer Park PTA this year as the VP of Membership. My husband Chris and I have two girls, our daughter Makenna is a 7th grader at Farnell Middle School and our daughter Alexandra is a 5th grader here at Deer Park. We have lived in Tampa for 2 years and love it! We have enjoyed discovering our new city and all it has to offer. We love sports and enjoy going to the Bucs games and going to see our Florida State Seminoles play. Go NOLES!! I have been a classroom mom and have volunteered over the last couple of years. I’m looking forward to an awesome year at Deer Park!

Membership – Julie Howell


Hi Deer Park Families, I am Naideliz Bonilla and I am super excited for this 2017-2018 school year. My daughter Ariyana is starting 3rd grade this year and she loves being a Deer Park Ranger! We have a great school and being a part of the PTA has taught me that coming together as a community speaks volumes for our kids! Looking forward to seeing all of you at our PTA events this school year!

Programs – Naideliz Bonilla





Hello Rangers! My name is Carmen Rapson and this will be our second year with Deer Park. I was homeroom mom last year as well as a volunteer but, as my sweet and quirky daughter, Maya, enters 3rd grade this year, I am so excited to be part of the PTA Board. My favorite thing to do is definitely anything that involves spending time with her. We enjoy travelling, cooking, camping, doing crafts and projects as well as watching movies together, to name just a few. I love to plan events and look forward to working with all of the volunteers and other PTA members to help make 2017-18 another great school year!

Programs – Carmen Rapson




My name is Kathy Scharf and I am heading up Volunteers this year. I have two children, Reagan, who is going into 4th grade and Ryan, who is going into 2nd grade. We moved to Tampa 6 years ago from our hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. I look forward to serving on the PTA this year.

Volunteers – Kathy Scharf





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 5th grader and a 7th grader. 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




Hope all Rangers had a wonderful summer! I’m Jenn Bryant and I am returning for a 3rd year with the PTA. In the past I have assisted in the Computer Lab, participated in the School Advisory Council, 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 4th grade, I’ll be letting you know all the great things we are doing at Deer Park through our website and Facebook. I look forward to seeing you and wish all Rangers a great 2017-2018 school year!

Website & Social Media – Jennifer Bryant