Board Members


Coal Mountain Elementary PTO Board Members

2019 – 2020



President – Shelly Miller

My name is Shelly Miller and I will be serving as Vice President this year. This will be my third year on the PTO Board at CMES.  My husband, Nathan and I have 3 children; Blake, Lauren who will be entering into 6th grade and Jenna Reese who will be in 3rd grade.  Our family seems to always be on the go.  Our girls are year-round lacrosse players, I play ALTA tennis and Nathan hopes to get us to as many Clemson Football games as he can (Go Tigers!).  In the warm months, we love spending time on the lake.  I am very excited about new things we have planned this year at CMES!   [email protected]




Vice President – Jennifer Farr

My name is Jennifer Farr and I am your returning as Vice President PTO.  I have been on the CMES board for 3 years and I’m looking forward to another fun year at our great elementary school.  My husband Kelly and I have been married for 15 years and have two wonderful children.  Trey (13) who is a 7th grader at North Forsyth Middle and Sydney (10) who is a 4th grader here at Coal Mountain.  Our family loves sports and the Georgia Bulldogs. Most weekends you can find us at the football and baseball field cheering on our kids.  In the fall when time allows, you will find us in Athens cheering on the DAWGS!  I’m really excited about starting a new year on the mountain and working with some great families to make CMES the best elementary school.   [email protected]




Vice President – Neel Ray

My name is Neel Ray, Communications Director. This is my third year on the PTO Board. My husband, Chris and I moved to Cumming from South Georgia 16 years ago. We have 2 boys; Hank (6th grade) and Hudson (4th grade). Before I began staying at home with our children, I taught Special Education in Forsyth County. On the weekends, you will usually find us watching our kids play sports. I am looking forward to a fun year at CMES!  [email protected]




Treasurer / Financial Manager – Shannon Kitchens

My name is Shannon Kitchens and I will be serving as the Financial Manager / Treasurer for the PTO. This will be my second year on the PTO Board for
Coal Mountain. My husband, James and I have been married for 15 years and are from Atlanta. We have two awesome boys; Aiden(11) who will be entering 6th grade and Asher (6) who is entering 1st. Our family enjoys boating and fishing on Lake Lanier and all sports. I am looking forward to a fun year at Coal Mountain!   [email protected]





CMES Board Member – Kathryn Anderson

My name is Kathryn Anderson and this year I will be serving as Room Mom Coordinator for the PTO.  This is my third year on the PTO Board for Coal Mountain.  My husband, Chris and I are locals from Atlanta and were high school sweethearts at Chamblee High School.  We have three awesome and unique boys;  Christian (14), Carson (11) and Calvin (8).  We moved to Cumming 6 years ago to provide a better lifestyle and education for our boys and just love our schools and the community of Lake Forest.  I work full time for the Financial Services Institute in Washington, DC and my husband, Chris, is an amazing stay at home dad.  I also enjoy serving on the Local School Council for Coal Mountain and North Forsyth Middle, as well as Vice President of the Chamblee High School Blue & Gold Foundation.  We spend most weekends at a ball field or basketball court and as much time as we can on the lake.  We have a great group of parents on the PTO this year.  I encourage you to get involved to whatever extent you can.  There are jobs big and small and we all have the same goal:  to make Coal Mountain a great place for our kids and our community.  [email protected]



CMES Board Member – Nadine Baker

My name is Nadine Baker and I am so excited to be a part of the PTO this year. My family and I have lived in Forsyth County for 7 years. I have been married to my husband, Steve, for 15 years and we have two beautiful girls; Alexa (8), and Julia (13). This is our third year at CMES and we absolutely love it here. Prior to our move to North Forsyth a few years back, I served on the Shiloh Point Elementary PTA as the Treasurer, President and have always been a room mom since my oldest daughter was in Kindergarten. I am also a REALTOR®  with Keller Williams and love serving the amazing people in our community. I am very passionate about the Seven Mindsets and look forward to working alongside our teachers and staff to make this an excellent year for you and your students.   [email protected]






CMES Board Member – Ashley Clark

Hi Everyone!  My name is Ashley Clark.  My husband Michael and I have two wonderful daughters!  Anslee, our oldest, is a junior at UGA and Allie will be a 5th grader this year.   We are a house divided.  I am a huge Florida Gators fan and unfortunately, my husband is a Georgia Bulldogs fan.  So needless to say things get interesting at our home during football season.  I am looking forward to an awesome year here at CMES!  [email protected]