Board of Directors
Ms. Toudic has been a teacher and Head of World Languages Departments for 15+ years, teaching French to K-12 students in France, England, and the United States. Prior to teaching, she worked in marketing and finance for international companies such as DHL and Suez.
Sylvie studied at The International School of Lyon (France), as well as the Institute of Education (London, UK). She is passionate about the Arts, especially Music and Theater. She plays the piano,sings in the adult choir, and assists the Lower School Chorus at French-American School of New York.
Both Sylvie’s daughters inherited her passion for music - they are both WCChorus members, her eldest being an inaugural member in 2015. Sylvie strongly believes that music is a universal language, essential to our lives, and wishes every child have access. She is honored to join the Board of Directors. Sylvie resides with her family in Mamaroneck, NY.
Ms. Decker is the co-founder of Street Art for Mankind (SAM), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving social justice through the power of art. Locally, SAM produced the Larchmont Historical Murals. Prior to the creation of SAM, Audrey worked 15+ years in strategic marketing for major corporations like Johnson & Johnson and Coty in Europe, Asia and in the United States.
Audrey studied at the Ecole du Louvre (France) and has a passion for all forms of arts including visual arts and music. She is thrilled to join the WCChorus Board of Directors and proud to support a talented organization bringing the joy of singing to the community, while continuously fostering new vocations. Audrey has two children in the chorus and resides with her family in Larchmont, NY.
Ms. O’Neill is a management consultant with an entrepreneurial spirit. During her 20+ years of experience, she has developed expertise in business finance and process improvement. Amanda is currently the Director of Business Analytics for Vince LLC and the Founder of NockPoint NY, a boutique consulting firm focused on providing business intelligence and process improvement. Amanda provides a strong platform for business leaders to make informed decisions and determine strategic objectives.
Prior to consulting, Amanda worked at several multi-national consumer goods companies, including Hudson’s Bay Company and Fareportal. She enjoys volunteering her time and is thrilled to join the Board.
Amanda has a life-long passion for art and music. The family are avid outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy hiking with their dogs. The family resides in Larchmont, NY.
Ms. Gajda has been teaching in Mamaroneck Public Schools for 20+ years. Having taught over 2,000+ students to date, Erin enjoys sharing her passion for science and encourages her students to blaze their own paths as scientists through their educational journey and beyond. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Gajda has also become an integral part of the Mamaroneck Teachers’ Association as a contract negotiator.
Erin is excited for her new role as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Westchester Children’s Chorus. She resides in New Rochelle, NY with her husband and two children.
JOHNA RAE BARROW
Ms. Barrow has worked as a chorus and general music teacher for the over 5 years. She holds her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Syracuse University.
She is a passionate, skilled and enthusiastic music educator. She has taught chorus and general music at all grade levels in Westchester and Putnam County, New York as well as Fairfax County, Virginia. Her choirs have consistently received Superior (I) ratings and 1st Place rankings at district and local festivals.
Johna builds strong relationships with her students. She believes in empowering her students by teaching them music and personal skills, such as music literacy, goal setting, and practice strategies. She hopes that her students can use these skills to pursue and fulfill their musical passions both in and out of the classroom.
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