About Us

Joy Luperini - President

I am our current president.  I have twin boys who are in 4th grade at Martin. I love being super involved in our school and am doing my best to make a difference.  I have met some of my really good friends by being involved in the PTA.  The PTA motto is "team work makes the dream work." 

Jennifer Parra - Vice President

My husband, Paulo, and I have 2 children; Lukas is in 4th grade and Alexander is in Kindergarten. We have lived in the area since 2011. I love being so involved in our schools and enjoy being a part of the team that provides a lot of fun for our students, families, and staff. I work full time in the medical field and the boys are in sports year round! I am thankful for how the PTA has enriched my life, and I hope we can continue to build a strong community within our campus.

Melissa DeBruin - Vice President; Staff Appreciation

My name is Melissa DeBruin.  My husband, Ted, and I have 8 year old twins. Brooklyn and Nicholas are in third grade at Martin. I am a K-5 STEM teacher in Barrington. This is my second year serving on the PTA and I look forward to showing our appreciation for the wonderful staff at the ECC, Chesak and Martin!

Amanda Sevcik - Treasurer  

Bio - coming soon

Sarah Tunzi - Secretary

Hello, my name is Sarah Tunzi and this will be my second year as the CMPTA Secretary.  My son, Joey is a third grader at Martin elementary and we absolutely love it!  I have been married to my husband, Vince for 10 years and with him came my 24-year-old stepson, Michael.  We moved to Huntley 5 years ago and we quickly fell in love with it.  I am fortunate to be a stay at home mom which allows me to be a substitute teacher, a volunteer RE teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and of course to be secretary for CMPTA.  I was raised with my parents being very involved in their community and schools and I look forward to carrying on their commitment towards our schools and teachers in any way I can.      

Denise Anderson - Staff Appreciation

Bio - coming soon


Hue Vuong - Membership


My name is Hue (pronounced "way") Vuong and my family (Michal, Kylie, Leo and our furry family Kitty and Chocolate) and I have been living in Huntley for over 5 years now.  We moved here to be a part of the D158 school district since we were so impressed with the school.  In addition to our amazing school, we love living in Huntley and the sense of community that is present.  Our family loves to spend time together on different adventures locally and abroad.  We are very excited for another great school year with the Chesak-Martin PTA!


Bill Heiden - Beautification 

Bill has been involved with the PTA since it was formed. He resides in Huntley with his wife Barb.  Both of his children now grown attended schools in D158  He is the Beautification Chairman which runs the annual flower sale in the Spring and manages both the Butterfly garden and the 1/4 acre Vegetable garden sponsored by the PTA at Chesak art with Boy Scouts with Troop 158 in Huntley.  Bill has over 40 years  horticulture and gardening experience started at age 10. He is a former research chemist of 30 years and now is a secondary school teacher of 5 years, currently teaching Science at Dundee Middle School in District 300.  He loves his involvement in the PTA still because of his passion not just for science, but to introduce students in D158 through the educational gardens the wonders of nature and science with real life outdoor experiences.



Marnie Velazquez - Spiritwear


Bio in progress - Full time working mom of one 10 year old son - moved to Huntley about 5 years ago.


Cristy Drwal - Spiritwear

Bio - coming soon


Adrienne Lawrence - Family Events:


Hello, my name is Adrienne Lawrence. My daughter Riley is in 4th grade at Martin, and I am happy to be helping at our wonderful school by being a Family Events Chair this year. I love being as involved as as i can with my daughters school, and I believe this is the area which will truly bring all of us families together within our school community, I am so much looking forward to working with our amazing PTA to bring lots of fun activities to our schools throughout the school year! 


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