Catherine Rodriguez


Catherine Rodriguez has been teaching and leading in Chicago and suburban school districts for the last decade. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children outdoors, and is committed to investing her time and talents with the people of the Congress Park School community!


Gail Housman

VP Events

Gail Housman is mom to Nate (fourth grade) and Eli (second grade). Gail loves being with her boys (husband Brad included), playing outside, baking, and reading. You'll see Nate and Eli in before- and after-care at Congress Park because Gail teaches fourth grade nearby. She is always trying to balance wearing her "mom hat" and her "teacher hat," but she's glad for the opportunity to share her experiences and ideas with the Congress Park community.


Alan Miller

VP Communications

Alan Miller is dad to Madeline in 2nd grade. He enjoys barbecue, building lego with his daughter, and comic book movies among many other pursuits. He's been living with his wife Deidre in Brookfield since 2013 and loves it here. He's been working for most of the last 15 years on the Museum Campus downtown, currently with the Adler Planetarium. He looks forward to meeting you at one of the PTO's upcoming events!


Julie Narimatsu


Julie is mom to Stephen Beffa, a 2nd grader at Congress Park and a 4-year-old daughter, Emery. She and her family have lived in Brookfield since 2014 and loves her neighbors and all the great people she's met in the CP community. Julie spends her days as an analyst for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, in her free time, loves to run, bake, read and hang with her friends and family, especially outside!


Taline Nikolopoulos

Fundraising Coordinator

Taline Nikolopoulos is a financial services professional/educator. A serial entrepreneur, she enjoys taking risks and looking outside the box. Taline is happiest when spending time outdoors with her husband Nick and their two sons. She loves reading, traveling, gardening and all things Harry Potter. She looks forward to collaborating with a great group to benefit the wonderful Congress Park Community.

Ginger Scarborough


PTO Secretary Ginger Scarborough is mom to Ramsey, a CP graduate, and Harlan, who is in 5th grade. She and her family moved to Brookfield in 2009. Her family enjoys hiking, visiting museums, and playing board games. 

Kindy Velez

Volunteer Coordinator

Kindy is mom to Gabe, a 4th grader here at Congress Park and a 3 year old future Congress Parker.  Her family is a big sports family, and spends many nights on the ball field, Go Brookfield Little League! When she’s not cheering on her favorite little sluggers, she works at The University of Chicago as an audit analyst and physician educator. Kindy is very excited to serve our school and PTO Board. Her favorite part so far is getting the opportunity to work with all of our students and parents. Her motto is ‘Teamwork Makes the Dream Work’ and each year she’s more and more amazed and proud of what our school can do!