Board Members


President – Kira McDonnell

Kira has 3 children at BSS (6th, 5th and 3rd) and has served on the PTO Board for 4 years. She was the BSS building representative for the 2014 RCCSD Operating Referendum and has been the Yearbook Advisor since Spring 2014. Kira is a board member of St. Patrick’s Day Society for St. Patrick’s Center in Wilmington and has been selected to join the board for Prevent Child Abuse Delaware.  Kira is also a Fundraising Co-Chair and Travel Team Manager for Delaware Rush as well as an Executive Consultant for Rodan + Fields skincare.

Vice President, Elementary Liaison – Melissa Irwin

Vice President, Middle School Liaison – Andrea Ziegler

Andrea has 1 child currently at BSS (6th) as well as a former Bobcat that currently attends DMA.  This is Andrea’s second year on the PTO Board.  Andrea works full-time at AstraZeneca.

Secretary – Cindy Dikeman

Cindy has 3 daughters at BSS (8th, 7th, 4th) and has served on the PTO Board for 3 years.  Cindy has worked full-time at Bank of America for the past 22 years, and is the co-executive sponsor for the Delaware chapter of LEAD for Women, a global network of Bank of America employees dedicated to creating leadership development, education and networking opportunities for women.  Since 2013 she has also served on the board of Jobs for Delaware Graduates, a private, non-profit corporation designed to prepare highly at-risk middle and high school students for transition from school to work.  She is also an active volunteer for St. John the Beloved’s athletic and religious education programs.

Treasurer – Kristen Salfas

Kristen has a 3rd grader at BSS and a pre-schooler.  Kristen works full-time as an accountant and this is her 3rd year on the Board.

Director of Fundraising – Katy Richardson

Director of Communications – Cathryn Farwell

Cathryn has 2 children at BSS (4th, 2nd) and works as a paralegal.  This is Cathryn’s second year on the Board.

Director of Volunteers – Lisa Capretto

Lisa has 2 children at BSS (7th, 4th) and works part-time at Chatham Financial.  Lisa is a second year Board member.

Director of Grants – Jessica Benoit


Teacher Liaisons:

Laura Milligan – 1st grade teacher
Megan Hagedorn – 7th grade teacher
Amy Archer – Nurse
David Kelleher – Art teacher