2017-2018 Board Members






President Dusti Krchnak   president@pwepta.org
1st VP – President Elect Mandy Walk   firstvp@pwepta.org
2nd VP – Programs Jaime Lyons Kelly D'Antoni/Sabrina Smith vpprograms@pwepta.org
3rd VP – Membership Beth Lloyd   vpmembership@pwepta.org
4th VP – Ways & Means Traci Redding Teresa Dillon vpwaysandmeans@pwepta.org
5th VP – Carnival Casey Hopkins Kendra Dahlberg vpcarnival@pwepta.org
6th VP - Communications Rachel Brown Jennifer Dickerson newsletter@pwepta.org
Secretary/PTA Office Lindsay Craig   secretary@pwepta.org
Treasurer Kim Kesler   treasurer@pwepta.org
Book Fair Julia Kaufman Tiffany Menerey bookfair@pwepta.org
Clothes Closet Karen Holloway   clothescloset@pwepta.org
Community Partners Tracy Voegtle David Huey communitypartners@pwepta.org
Council Delegate/UBF Sam Scamardo Karen Scamardo councildelegate@pwepta.org
Disbursements/Giving Tree Jessica Sanez Jo Meyers disbursements@pwepta.org
Healthy Lifestyles/Buddy Fun Day Caroline Ford Michele Ringnald healthylifestyles@pwepta.org
Historian Lauren Woolley   historian@pwepta.org
Homeroom Summer Lindsey Elizabeth Hanlon homeroom@pwepta.org
Hospitality Jana Boone Brooke McCollum hospitality@pwepta.org
Kinder Graduation Lindsay Lane   kinder@pwepta.org
Marquee Sean Saunders Ed Belanger marquee@pwepta.org
Multicultural Events Kate Hoedebeck Michelle Thompson multicultural@pwepta.org
District Rep Jill Curtis   districtrep@pwepta.org
Parliamentarian Craig Kesler   parliamentarian@pwepta.org
Publishing Company Sally Batt   publishing@pwepta.org
Reflections Program Laura Stolk   reflections@pwepta.org
Spirit Wear Stephanie Saunders Lisa Mahaffey spirit@pwepta.org
Supply Sale Kate Dozier Elizabeth Denisov supplies@pwepta.org
Yearbook Lisa Darr Lauren Woolley yearbook@pwepta.org
Dads Club Rep Justin Boone   dadclub@pwepta.org
Future Panthers Katie Tom   futurepanthers@pwepta.org
Teacher Representative Jennifer Winn Natsanet Fesseha jenniferwinn@risd.org  natsanetfesseha@risd.org
6th Grade Rep Lorena Sapians   6thgrade@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.  Coordinates Moms & Muffins in the February timeframe and Dad & Donuts in the May timeframe. Typically provides 3-4 programs during school hours for the school year. (m), 6-8
  • 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 ~2 fundraising events, Feed the Panther starting in August thru October and the Online Auction 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 on foyer bulletin board.  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 at Supply Sale and Carnival.  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 partnerships between the school and business community including, but not limited to, Family Night (In and Out), Grocery Cards and Box Tops. Also works with Book Fair to host Family nights at the school before the event. (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
  • Dad’s club Rep: Coordinates Dad’s 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 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: 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. (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
  • Kinder Graduation: Helps organize and coordinate the kindergarten graduation celebration at the end of the year.  (s), 2-4 May
  • Marquee: Updates both outside marquees each month.  One marquee with purchased birthday spots and the other with PTA/School news. (s) 2-4
  • Multicultural: Promote multicultural awareness including multicultural night in the Spring and other activities. (s) 2-4
  • District Representative: Solicit and gather district-wide questions from parents prior to each meeting and submit questions for approval by designated due date; Attend all three PAC meetings during the school year; Report back to the board and membership topics discussed at each meeting, as they relate to PWE Attend School Board Meetings and report back at PWE Board Meetings on topics relating to changes . (s) 1-2
  • Parliamentarian: Assists during meetings that bylaws are being followed and maintains rule of order. (s) 1-2
  • Publishing Company: Work with the teachers for the creation of student books. Coordinates parent volunteers in younger grade classrooms.  Helps on Literacy Night setup in the Spring. (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
  • Spirit Wear: Designs and purchases spirit wear for PWE students, teachers and parents.  Puts Spirit Wear on Parent Connect along with sells it at Supply Sale, Carnival, last day of Fall semester, and Kindergarten Roundup.  Responsible for distributing items to children’s classes.  (m) 4-6
  • Supply Sale: Purchase and sell supplies at the supply sale and on Parent Connect. 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
  • Yearbook: Promote, sell, create and distribute yearbook; Work with Historian to take and gather classroom photos, individual, teacher and staff photos; Distribute yearbooks to students who purchase them


·         (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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