Family School Association (FSA):

4th Street Elementary

Meet our FSA team at 4th Street!

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President: Rachel Coad

Rachael Coad has been a proud Two Rivers parent since 2019. She truly cherishes our school and flourishing community. She has a rising Pre-k4 student and a rising 2nd grader who has been at Two Rivers since Pre-k3. She grew up in Northern Virginia, went away to Forth Worth to receive her BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance at Texas Christian University, and then stayed working in the DFW metroplex for about 7 years, before happily returning to the East Coast in 2018. She stays busy and active in the DC arts community, performing with local companies, including UpRooted Dance, Aru Dell’Arte, and The Lion’s Den, as well as teaching various dance styles to students of all ages at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Joy of Motion Dance Center, and in the public school through The Washington Ballet’s DanceDC Program. She also curates arts events for The Ground Floor Project under Wood Partners for luxury apartment communities all over the East Coast. She is excited to bring her passions for rich relationships and experiences and adventures to her role in the Two Rivers PSA and hopes to be the wonderful support system that so many Two Rivers families were to her and her husband and daughters when they first joined the crew!

Chapter Leader: Brittany Smallwood

Brittany is the mother of two students: one going to kindergarten and the other one going to preschool at Two Rivers 4th St. Two Rivers is a great school. Her son really enjoys making new friends and she hopes her daughter will too!

Community Service Committee Chair: Kacey Murray

Kacey is the mother of second grader Benjamin Murray. She is a strong believer in “It takes a village to raise a child,” and is so happy to be part of the Two Rivers village. Kacey volunteers as a Cat Adoption Counselor with local animal rescue group City Dogs & City Kitties. An avid reader, her favorite authors include Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and Tana French. Kacey graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and has been in the DC area for many years. She lives near Lincoln Park with her husband, son, and three cats.

Secretary: Jangela Wendel

Jangela is the mom to Gabriel who will be in 2nd grade in the 23-24 academic year. She has been a part of the Two Rivers 4ES community since 2020. Professionally, Jangela is an innovation strategist that works in the national security and health security space. She currently serves as a Senior Strategist to the DoD for Artificial Intelligence and has a private practice providing entrepreneurship assistance to AI and biotechnology companies. At home, she spends most of her time with her husband Todd, dog Ruby, and Gabe, of course! She loves street art (and recreating it for charity, reading, hiking, is a terrible cook, and watching whatever the Netflix algorithm recommends.

Chapter Leader: Kelly Lenis-Zerayesus

My name is Kelly Lenis-Zerayesus. I am an Afro-Colombian American Deaf and was born and raised in Brooklyn, NYC. Mother to two CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult) kids. Looking forward to getting closer with the TR families this year!

Chapter Leader: Zoë Neuberger

Zoë is the parent of a preschooler who teaches her so much every day. She looks forward to getting to know — and helping to build — the Two Rivers community through the FSA. Zoë was actively involved in the Mundo Verde parent association for six years when her older child — now a 9th grader at School Without Walls — attended. She’s worked for 20 years at a nonprofit policy organization that seeks to reduce poverty and inequality, where she focuses on improving children’s access to nutrition programs, including school meals.

Chapter Leader: Rena Rudavsky

Joining the Two Rivers community for her second year, Rena is the parent of two energetic lower school students and is an active H St resident. Through her work on the FSA, she is committed to facilitating a dynamic and engaging experience for all learners and believes in amplifying the value of our rich resources, including the dedication of our community, the city in which we live, and the deep knowledge of our professional team. She is an experienced academic policy researcher, currently working on the study of happiness. Prior to her current research, Rena specialized in economic and technology adoption policy across a range of fields, including education, healthcare, international development, and national security. Rena holds degrees in Applied Economics, History and Mechanical Engineering.