Tara DePompei says that her motivation in volunteering is to give back to the community that has given so much to her and her family upon transferring here 5 years ago. That is why she has served as PTO President, Vice-President and President Advisor (twice), Homeroom Parent, Autumnfest Sign Chair, Christmas Market Social Chair and Dads’ Club Gala Live Auction Chair and this year’s Big Board Chair. She was instrumental in revamping SMS Open House and the internal and external marketing and communication efforts, from starting the Pawprint, to bringing awareness of our school to prospective families, to helping new families and establishing connections with alumni. She was Parent-Advisor/Coach for SMS QuizBowl for 2 years. She is a Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts. She assists with JV Cheer and was energetic in her efforts to decorate and instill spirit for the Catholic Bowl. She is a passionate voice on social media informing us about our amazing events, such as Christmas Market. But where we saw her most recently was in her role as Autumnfest Raffle Chair. Tara went above and beyond with her efforts for the Raffle. She did a great job marketing it and securing amazing
incentives to motivate families to sell tickets! She was always friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. Her positive attitude and passion for the success of the raffle benefiting the school and our kids was truly inspiring. She never stopped pushing until the end.