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Executive Board

Parent Service Organization

Meet the Executive Board!

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Tamara Ferrin - President
Ferrin Family
Tamara loves being a mom to her three daughters and is proud to be a John Adams Academy parent. This is the Ferrin's third year at John Adams Academy and they love the classical education model, focus on service, family culture, and scholar-empowered learning. Tamara loves spending time with her family and volunteering on campus and in the school library. She enjoys reading, baking, game night, the beach, and anything math-related. Her love of math led to her degree in finance and accounting and a career in banking as a Chief Financial Officer. Tamara is very grateful to serve as the PSO Board Treasurer and she looks forward to supporting our teachers, staff, and administration in all of the wonderful work they do for the success of our academy and our scholars. 
Ashley Sorgea - Vice President, Elementary
Ashley loves being a full-time mom to her two wonderful boys. This is her family's second year 
at John Adams Academy and they continue to be impressed at the school's high standards of 
education and emphasis on time-honored values. She has previously served in her son's class as 
room parent and looks forward to being able to contribute more to our amazing school as a PSO 
Executive Board member. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys traveling, camping, and cooking.
Ronda McBride - Vice President, Secondary
Ronda feels blessed to have been able to be a stay-at-home mom for three wonderful boys. Her 
two older boys have already graduated from college and are living in Dallas, and her youngest is 
starting his second year at John Adams Academy-El Dorado Hills. We love the classical education he is receiving and are so thankful to have found this school. He is truly thriving here. A native Alabamian, Ronda has also lived in Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas and for the last 22 years, El Dorado Hills. She feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to be active in the schools that her children attended, having coordinated numerous Harvest Festivals and Galas as well as volunteering to help with other school activities and fundraisers over the years. She looks forward to working with the other PSO board members in the coming year in support of the faculty and scholars.
Kristin Hoggan - Secretary
Hoggin's Family
Kristin has a great love of American history, government, politics, art, literature and culture. These passions led her to a degree in American Studies and she subsequently worked as a public servant for the U.S. Department of the Interior for eight years. She loves sharing these interests with her children and she and her husband, Patrick, have found JAA EDH to be wonderful fit for their three children. This is their fourth year at the school and they love the classical education foundation and focus on building servant leaders, acting for the common good of all. Kristin is happy to be serving on the PSO Board this year with a very talented group of women and really loves supporting our teachers, staff and school programs.
Yvette Cragun - Treasurer
Yvette has always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. She has been blessed with six wonderful 
children, five of whom have attended John Adams Academy. John Adams Academy’s classical 
education model and ten core values drew her to the school immediately. She loves being involved 
in the school community and appreciates that JAA encourages parent involvement. Yvette loves 
to read, sing, watch period dramas, and spend time with her family. She is looking forward to 
serving on the PSO board this year.
Tami Ames - Historian
Tami and her family are rolling into their third year at John Adams Academy-El Dorado 
Hills. Tami is grateful to be a part of such a wonderful school with the Ten Core Values guiding 
the way to shape our children in such a positive direction. Tami loves to care for her family and 
community. She grew up in the El Dorado Hills area and graduated high school with a cosmetology 
license. Tami built her own small business and did hair in Folsom for many years before dedicating 
her time to staying home and raising her daughter. Tami has always dedicated time to help in her 
daughter’s classroom through the years. Now that her daughter is in high school, Tami loves being 
on campus and volunteers several times per week in our beautiful JAA library. She has also helped 
with several school events this year, including doing the hair for the cast of the JAA Drama 
Department’s recent production of The Sound of Music. Tami feels it is a true joy to be able to 
help our children and teachers. Tami is honored to be part of the PSO Executive Board and help 
be a servant leader along with several great ladies with the same goal in mind.
Gary Alarid - Online Academy Representative
Alarid Family
Gary has been married to his beautiful bride, Lauren, for almost 16 years and they have one ten-year old daughter in the 5th grade that attends JAA – Online.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco and a Project Management Certificate from the University of California, Davis. He was the Chief of Budgets at his previous agency for 7 years and decided to transition to Business Services management, where he has worked for approximately 5 years.  They are very family oriented, love travel, amusement parks, cruises, board games, video games and being active: Spartan runs, hiking, bike riding, swimming.