2022-2023 Board Members




Co Chair


President Carrie Farrell   president@pwepta.org
1st VP – President Elect Lexie Horner   firstvp@pwepta.org
2nd VP – Programs Jaime Lyons   vpprograms@pwepta.org
3rd VP – Membership Alaina Jeanblanc   vpmembership@pwepta.org
4th VP – Ways & Means Kristi Clark Meghan Mehrens vpwaysandmeans@pwepta.org
5th VP – Carnival Traci Redding Erin Pope vpcarnival@pwepta.org
6th VP - Communications Lindsey Ray Amanda Goins newsletter@pwepta.org
Secretary/PTA Office Brooke McCollum   secretary@pwepta.org
Treasurer Lindsey Crabbe Lauren Lopez treasurer@pwepta.org
6th Grade Rep Amy Huey David Huey 6thgrade@pwepta.org 
Book Fair Elizabeth Riggins Molly McCarthy bookfair@pwepta.org
Clothes Closet Amanda Franklin   clothescloset@pwepta.org
Community Partners Caroline Newsome Tricia Buoy communitypartners@pwepta.org
Dads Club Rep Justin McCarthy Greg Lyons dadsclub@pwepta.org 
Disbursements/Giving Tree Tiffany Burgess Beth Lloyd disbursements@pwepta.org
Future Panthers Kelly McShan Annie Post futurepanthers@pwepta.org 
Healthy Lifestyles/BFD Helen Lyon Karen Burnell healthylifestyles@pwepta.org
Historian/Yearbook Kathryn Williams Rebecca Tuminello yearbook@pwepta.org
Homeroom Katie Tom Autumn Meaney homeroom@pwepta.org
Hospitality Stephonie Poorman Jennifer Wyatt hospitality@pwepta.org
International Literacy Night Miranda Bennett Ali Daubert international@pwepta.org 
Kinder Graduation Doris Davis Nicole Cox kindergarten@pwepta.org
Panther Events Rachel Bell Laura Stout pantherevents@pwepta.org 
Parliamentarian Jessica Sanez   parliamentarian@pwepta.org
Principal Pam Aitken   pam.aitken@risd.org 
Reflections Program Katie Schmidt   reflections@pwepta.org
SAGE/Diversity & Inclusion  Lexie Smith Cely Mosier sage@pwepta.org
Spirit Wear Lindsay Craig Ryan Craig spiritwear@pwepta.org
Sports and Grounds Murphy Smith Shannon Smith sportsandgrounds@pwepta.org 
Supply Sale Lillian Mu Taylor Montessi supplies@pwepta.org
Teacher Representatives Chris Kazanas Heather Gibb  chris.kazanas@risd.org heather.gibb@risd.org  
Translator Evelyn Trull David & Olvia Martinez translate@pwepta.org


  • First Vice President (President Elect): Assist president as needed; coordinate and submit volunteer hours to council.  Keeps up with board position responsibilities and document necessary changes. Serve on Budget, Disbursement, and Nominating Committee.  (s), 4-6
  • Second Vice President (Programs): Organizes extra programs for all students outside of the regular programs the school offers.  Works with school principal on type of program to bring in and available schedule. Typically provides 6-8 programs during school hours for the school year. (S), 4-6
  • Third Vice President (Membership): Coordinate PTA membership sign-up throughout the year.  Typically has a booth at Supply Sale along with some general meetings.  Solicits membership through newsletter and Tuesday Folder flyer.  Create membership roster and submit to Texas PTA. (s), 2-4
  • Fourth Vice President (Ways & Means): Responsible for fundraising events at Prestonwood. Typically coordinate 3 fundraising events: Marquee birthday sales, Feed the Panther starting in August thru October and the Online Auction and Auction party starting in February. (m), 6-8 with heavy time during fundraising events
  • Fifth Vice President (Carnival): Organize committee of parents to plan, set-up, run, and take down the Carnival.  Coordinates carnival vendors, food, games, and ticket sells.  Distributes communication of carnival to community.  Carnival is usually held in the fall close to Halloween. (l) – heavy months of Aug, Sept, Oct
  • 6th Vice President (Communications): Prepare and distribute information to the school community regarding PTA and school functions and news via the PTA website, printed and electronic newsletters, foyer calendar and social media. (m), 6-8
  • Secretary: Take minutes at PTA board and general meetings; post general meeting minutes.  Responsible for stocking the PTA office with necessary supplies (paper, pens, etc…) and in charge of the copier maintenance. (s), 2-4
  • Treasurer: Manage PTA funds, including deposits and expenses; Responsible for cutting checks for reimbursements.  Create monthly financial statements to report at board meetings; coordinate cashiers as needed.  Chairs the Budget Committee. (s), 6-8

Committee Chairs:

  • 6th Grade Graduation: Coordinates 6th grade graduation and end of year party.  If extra funds are needed, works with 6th grade parents for a fundraiser. (s), 2-4 at end of year
  • Book Fair: Organize the book fair for the fall and spring. Including working with Scholastic to get the books, coordinating setup and getting volunteers to run book fair shifts. (s), 2-4
  • Clothes Closet: Coordinate PWE’s participation in the RISD Council of PTAs Clothes Closet. Sends communication to school for items in need and gets parent volunteers to work PWE’s shift. (m), 2-4
  • Community Partners: Coordinates fundraising partnerships between the school and business community including Family Nights at local restaurants and shopping events with local retailers. (s), 4-6
  • Council Delegate: Attends monthly RISD Council of PTAs meeting and report pertinent information to the executive board and coordinate participation in the RISD Council of PTAs annual play. Assist with Council projects, such as Used Book Fair, K-2 play and 5th concert. (m), 2-4
  • Dads Club Rep: Coordinates Dads of students to help with carpool line, dad for a day and off campus events. (s), 2-4
  • Disbursements/Giving Tree: Coordinate a list of the school’s special needs and coordinate approved disbursements with the treasurer. Holds quarterly committee meetings to stay up to date with school needs.  Obtains quarterly requests from teachers and posts them on the Giving Tree.  (s), 2-4
  • Future Panthers: Coordinate future panther events for kids and parents not yet at Prestonwood. Keep up to date with PWE events and post on Future Panthers page. (s), 2-4
  • Healthy Lifestyles/Buddy Fun Day: Facilitate healthy lifestyles initiatives and environmental awareness including but not limited to Red Ribbon Week (October). Work with Mrs. Rodriguez to help coordinate the activities of Buddy Fun Day (May) and obtain volunteers to assist. (s), 2-4
  • Historian/Yearbook: Document the history of the association and to compile and keep a record of events and activities to be presented as the official history of the school year. Promote, sell, create and distribute yearbook; Take and gather classroom photos, individual, teacher and staff photos; Distribute yearbooks to students who purchase them (s), 4-6
  • Home Room Coordinator: Organize, train and support the homeroom parents and request their help when needed. Coordinate the stuffing of Tuesday Folders. (m), 6-8
  • Hospitality: Arrange and serve refreshments at teacher appreciation activities on a monthly basis and other functions. Coordinates the back to School PTA/Staff event and week-long events during Teacher Appreciation Week in the spring. (l), 6-8
  • International Literacy Night: 1. Literacy Focus:  work with on student literacy books (purchasing, covering, distributing, coordinating volunteers) 2. International & Literacy Event:  held in the spring, usually late April; plan, set-up, run, and take down of event, obtain community sponsors to donate (restaurants), coordinate volunteers for food items, book entertainment, coordinate w/instructional specialist on grade-level games and activities run by teachers. (s) 4-6
  • Kinder Graduation: Helps organize and coordinate the kindergarten graduation celebration at the end of the year.  (s), 2-4 in May
  • Panther Events: Plans various PWE campus-wide events such as Popsicles in the Park, Peppermint Village, Mom & Muffins, and Dad & Donuts.  Responsible for monthly Panther of the Month yard signs and certificates. Creates signage as needed for school events.  Assists with quarterly house color decorations and parties.    (m), 4-6
  • Parliamentarian: Assists during meetings that bylaws are being followed and maintains rule of order. (s) 1-2
  • Reflections Program: Organize and coordinate the annual PTA sponsored Reflections Program that is in the October timeframe. Works with district on any works of art that advance.  (m) 6-8 in the fall
  • SAGE: SAGE stands for “Special and Gifted Education.” Serves as a liaison between RISD Council and PWE to provide education, advocacy, and support for the families and educators of RISD students with special needs and learning differences. (s) 2-4 
  • Spirit Wear: Designs and purchases spirit wear for PWE students, teachers and parents. Responsible for distributing items to children’s classes.  (m) 4-6
  • Sports and Grounds: Responsible for maintaining the school's sports equipment and grounds. Develops protocol for usage and space rental. (s), 2-4
  • Supply Sale: Purchase and sell supplies at the supply sale. This role begins in the summer and is typically finished soon after school starts.  (m) 4-6
  • Translator: Help the PTA to translate communications into Spanish (s) 1-2


·         (s) – will require a small amount of work during school hours

·         (m) – will require you to be at the school during school hours a few times throughout the year

·         (l) – will require you to be at the school during school hours often

·         # range – average hours per month (some months can be more or less than others).  Ex:  4-6 is average of 4-6 hours a month


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