Meet the Board









Kelly Savalli
President 

Kelly is serving her first year as President of the Division Street PTA. Prior to President, Kelly spent two years in the role of VP of Arts In Education. She has two children at Division Street; a 4th grader and a 2nd grader. In her spare time, Kelly likes hiking, travel, cooking, and spending time with friends/family. 








Jim Gilcreast
Treasurer 










Claire Angier
Secretary

Claire is excited to be entering her second year as PTA Secretary.  She has two daughters at Division Street, a 1st grader and a 4th grader.  Claire is a Special Education teacher in the Niskayuna School District.  Claire is ready for what promises to be a unique school year!










Krystyn LaBate
Membership

This is Krystyn’s second full year as VP of Membership. Krystyn currently works as a Medical Science Liaison with Neurocrine Biosciences in San Diego, specializing in research and drug development in the neuroscience disease space. In 2014, she founded the Cortical Malformation and Cephalic Disorder Foundation (CMCD Foundation), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of patients and families who have been affected by a cortical malformation or cephalic disorder.

Krystyn earned her B.A. in Psychology from Siena College before completing a Master’s in Community Psychology from Sage Graduate School. Krystyn then received her Doctor of Philosophy in Behavioral Medicine from Walden University.

Krystyn currently has a 2nd grader attending Division Street Elementary. She lives in Saratoga with her husband Bob, and children, Giovanni and Gabriella. In her free time, Krystyn enjoys cooking and one day hopes to attend an intensive bootcamp at The Culinary Institute of America. 











Jennifer Alexander
Events
Jen is very excited to be co-VP of Events for her daughter's last year as a fifth grader at Division Street. She also has a son beginning ninth grade at the high school. She has been actively involved in the PTA for years as a former PTA President and chairing events including the annual Fall Festival and Home Run Derby. 

She is a Saratoga native but lived in Baltimore for fourteen years to obtain her law degree from the University of Maryland and practice law. She spends her free time volunteering both with the PTA and Saratoga Educational Equality Network (SEEN) and teaching ESL at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

Jen most enjoys time with her family and her human and furry friends. 











Alison Gilcreast
Events

Alison is in her first year of a two year term as Co-VP of Events. She is a parent of a Fifth and Second grader at Division Street Elementary. She has been the Girl Scout leader for the past 5 years and recently retired that position to focus more on the PTA. Professionally, Alison is Medical Economics Analyst for Aetna/CVS Health. She enjoys camping, concerts and having fun with her daughters.











Elizabeth Logue
Fundraising

Originally from Oregon, Liz has two children at Division Street, in fifth and second grade.  Liz has previously served on the PTA board doing events, and has been involved with Cub Scouting and Katrina Trask Nursery School.  She is passionate about the environment and encourages all children to become engaged in their communities and to embrace their role in shaping the world.







Michelle Gildersleeve
Fundraising

Michelle is excited to serve with Liz as PTA VP of Fundraising.  She has two children at Division Street, a kindergartener and a third grader.  Michelle is an English teacher in the Warrensburg Central School District, and she looks forward to working with the members of the Division Street community!








Danielle Bedard
Arts In Education

Danielle has enjoyed volunteering and being a part of so many of the wonderful programs and events at Division Street over the past three years (along with her event- and arts-loving daughter, who is entering third grade). As a native Blue Streak, cultivating a strong Saratoga Springs and Division Street community are very important.

 

This will be Danielle’s second year on the PTA board, having served as last year’s Co-VP of Events. This year, she’s thrilled to lead our Arts in Education program. While this year may be different, by partnering with teachers, artists, and the community, we’re committed to bringing arts and cultural experiences to our students in every way we can. 


Danielle has a degree in Psychology & Complex Organizations from Mount Holyoke College and a background in communications, education & development, and healthcare. Danielle has been back in Saratoga and working in healthcare communications since 2002, so her commitment and desire to continue to make this a great place to live, learn, work, and play runs very deep!


Important to this Arts in Education role in particular, Danielle has a lifelong passion for music and performing arts. She is also a certified youth yoga instructor, loves traveling and exploring, embraces celebrating anything with a good theme, and rarely passes on a game night.


Danielle’s mantra: work hard, be kind, do the right thing.


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