PTO Spotlight with new Co-Treasurer Marina Burdenko


09B22306-ED58-4385-AD18-23D0323945FCPTO Spotlight with new Co-Treasurer Marina BurdenkoQ: Tell us about your family.A: My family is my husband Alex, with whom we’ll be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary this year and our twins Zach and Zoe who are in 1st grade (1T).  I’ve lived in Brookline for over 24 years and we are not planning to move any time soon.  We love the city atmosphere with a neighborhood feel and our kids enjoy all the fun activities in the area including ballroom dancing, music, swimming, tennis and math.Q: Tell us how you've been involved at Driscoll?A: At Driscoll, I’ve served as a room parent for 2 years, since my kids were in kindergarten (KS), volunteered for most of the special events in the classroom and chaperoned every single one of their fieldtrips.  I love being a part of the Brookline and Driscoll School Community and I enjoy helping out whenever I can.Q: You were just voted PTO Co-Treasurer for the upcoming school year--congratulations!  What interested you in this position?A: Thank you!  I am very excited to serve as a Co-Treasurer with David Souza over the next 3 years.  I feel that this position is right up my alley.  I have graduated from Northeastern University with a dual degree in Accounting and Finance.  I am a licensed CPA (Certified Public Accountant) with 11 years of prior experience of working at a public accounting firm and a current 5 year run as a part-time Controller at one of the major re-sellers of telecommunications equipment. I felt that my professional experience and time can support this role.  I also still enjoy being a room parent and I feel like the Co-Treasurer position will allow me to continue in that role as well.Q: Do your kids have a favorite PTO program?A: My kids love the Spring Fair of course!  They also really enjoy Arts Equinox, Science Solstice and Book Fair.Q: Fun Fact: What do you like doing in your free time?A: I enjoy spending time at the beach on the Cape in the summer with family and friends, skate and ski in the winter, and shopping any time of the year