Why Join PTA?

PTA membership shows your passionate support for schools and public education.

PTAs work in partnership with schools and communities to ensure children have the greatest opportunity to reach their potential.

PTAs at the local, State and National levels advocate on behalf of children on matters of education, health and safety.  Higher membership numbers indicate greater support for these initiatives.  In fact, there are nearly 500,000 PTA members in Texas, of which more than 20,000 are PTA members in the RISD Council of PTAs.  Your membership counts, quite literally, and reflects that you indeed Back The Future.


Membership Goals and Monthly Incentives

Annual Goal
Our overall membership goal for this year as a council is to get to 21,000 members by the end of the school year. We've got this!


Incentive Contests
For the month of September, we are going to do a contest, a Marni Kaner throwback original. RECRUIT 25 ALUMNI OR ALUMNI FAMILY MEMBERS BY SEPT. 30-If you complete this challenge by Sept. 30 you will be recognized at the Regular Council October meeting!! How do you do this? Pull out your rosters from the past two years and email the recent “graduated” families (6th, 8th, and 12 graders from the last two years!). Tell them we need their help to be voice for children who would have no other voices! Tell them we need them to support their schools!! They won’t join if they are not asked!!! Send them a link to join online (For example (hint hint)- my neighbor ‘s children have finished their time at Yale, Apollo and Berkner. The entire family should be asked to join!


Texas PTA's Monthly Membership Goal

Texas PTA’s membership goal for September is the Early Bird Achievement. PTAs Must submit membership rosters and dues for at least 100% of the previous year’s total membership. Deadline: September 30th. We should have many of our units achieve these awards. View the Texas PTA Local PTA Awards flyer at the end of the page below.



Thank you PTA Angels for backing the future together


As a PTA Angel, your generosity and dedication to education set you apart through your significant commitment to RISD and 39,000+ students.  You'll be recognized on the RISD Council of PTAs website and newsletter and receive a certificate of appreciation.  The PTAs you thoughtfully support will be informed about your generosity and might honor you, too. 

Please contact Sarah Barker for more information.

2021-2022 Platinum Angel Members
Tabitha Branum - RISD Deputy Superintendent, RISD Parent
Meredyth Childress - RISD Council of PTAs 2nd VP Programs, RISD Parent
Karen Clardy - RISD School Board President 
Christopher Goodson - RISD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, RISD Parent
LalitaSakthi Howell - RISD Council of PTAs President, RISD Parent
Joey Kaner - RISD Community Member
David Pate - RISD Chief Financial Officer
Carolyn Potter - RISD Council of PTAs 1st VP Aide, RISD Parent
Marcie Salamone - RISD Council of PTAs Secretary
Dr. Darwin Spiller - RISD Executive Director Title IX Compliance and Investigations
Suzanne Stirnweis - RISD Community Member
Dr. Jeannie Stone - RISD Superintendent
2021-2022 Diamond Angel Member
Debbie Renteria - RISD School Board Trustee
2021- 2022 Golden Angel Members
Shawna Ballast - RISD Chief Intervention Officer
Katie Barrett - RISD Chief Executive Director of Special Student Services
Casey Boland - RISD Teacher
Charles Bruner - RISD Executive Director of Human Resources
Dr. Kristin Byno - RISD Assistant Superintendent, RISD Parent
Amanda Clair - RISD Parent
Shereen ElDomeiri - RISD Council of PTAs Reflections Vice Chair, RISD Parent
First United Methodist Church Richardson 
Angela Greca - Region 10 ESC Consultant, RISD Parent
David Grossman - RISD Community Member
Kimberly Grossman - RISD Community Member
Amanda Hansen - RISD Parent
Sandra Hayes - RISD Assistant Superintendent of Operations
Dr. Melissa Heller - RISD Chief of Strategy & Engagement, RISD Parent
Susan Mandell - RISD Parent
Libby Oliver - RISD Administrative Manager, Board Relations
Vanessa Pacheco - RISD Parent
Elizabeth Patterson - RISD Parent
Ana-Maria Ramos - Texas House Representative
Dennis Robbins - RISD Community Member
Mary Robbins - RISD Community Member
Katie Smith - RISD Council of PTAs Hospitality Chair, RISD Parent
Francisco Villamar - RISD Parent 
Emily Villamar-Robbins - RISD Council of PTAs SAGE Gifted Vice Chair, RISD Parent
2021-2022 Silver Angel Members
Kristen Ceaser - RISD Parent
Suzi Kennon - TX PTA President
Matthew Morris - RISD Community Member 
Monica Simonds - RISD Director of Advanced Learning Programs and Services
2021-2022 Bronze Angel Members
Kimberley Andrews - RISD TRA Reading Academy Coach
Ellen Bond - RISD Parent
Laura Brownlee - RISD Council of PTAs Used Book Fair Vice Chair, RISD Parent
Jeri Duncan - RISD Community Member
Michelle Falk - RISD Parent
Claudine Figueroa - RISD Reading Academy Coach
Rebecca Gray - RISD Teacher, RISD Parent
Brooke Green - RISD Parent
Stephanie Grossman - RISD Parent
Katie Mackinson - RISD Parent
Heather Quillman - RISD Lead Reading Academy Coach
Sandy Somer - RISD Parent
Kelley Thomas - RISD Community Member
Megan Tschewik - RISD Parent 
Leslie Ward - RISD Parent
Kim Winters - RISD Community Member
2021-2022 Golden Eagle Members
Chris Choat - Richardson High School Principal, RISD Parent
Mary Duston - RISD Coordinating Director Special Student Services, RISD Parent
Liz Gluckman - RISD Council of PTAs Past President, RISD Parent
Cristal Kesner - RISD Council of PTAs Hospitality-CMLC Vice Chair, RISD Parent
Kimberly Kindred - West Jr. High Principal
Katie Mottram - Westwood Jr. High Principal
Jason Philyaw - RISD Communications Specialist, RISD Parent 
Crystalyn Roberts - RISD Parent
2021-2022 Golden Mustang Members
Carrie Breedlove - J.J. Pearce High School Principal
Josh Eason - Richardson North Jr. High Principal
Carolyn Power - RISD Community Member 
Farrah Smock - Parkhill Jr. High Principal, RISD Parent
Anna Wynne - RISD Community Member

2021-2022 Golden Ram Members 
Sarah Barker - RISD Council of PTAs 3rd VP Membership, RISD Parent
Kristy Cage - Berkner High School Principal, RISD Parent
Yolanda Gaither - Apollo Jr. High Principal, RISD Parent
Cecilia Galvan - Liberty Jr. High Principal
Carrie Greer - Yale Elementary Principal, RISD Parent
Eron Linn - RISD School Board Trustee, RISD Parent
Vanessa Pacheco - RISD Parent
Elaina Selheim - RISD Teacher, RISD Parent
Lorie Squalls - RISD Executive Director Berkner Learning Community
Elizabeth Swaner - RISD Executive Director of Advance Learning Services
Susan Varner - RISD Community Member 
2021-2022 Golden Wildcat Members
Kelvin Bradford - Skyview Elementary Assistant Principal
Susan Burt - Forest Meadow Jr. High Principal
Katrina Collins - Skyview Elementary Principal
Michelle Duke - Skyview Elementary Assistant Principal
Nick Rustin - Lake Highlands Jr. High Principal
Masud Shamsid-Deen - RISD Community Member
2021-2022 Silver Bronco  Members
2021-2022 Silver Charger Members
Tori Cohorn - RISD Teacher, RISD Parent
Lisa Wentzel - RISD Parent
2021-2022 Silver Panther Members
April Renno - RISD Council of PTAs Parliamentarian, RISD Parent
2021-2022 Silver Patriot Members
Christina Etri - RISD AVID Campus Coordinator/Teacher, RISD Parent 
2021-2022 Silver Raider Members
Jill Greenwell - RISD Community Member
Dusti Krchnak - RISD Parent
Marcel Solman - RISD Community Member
2021-2022 Silver Viking Members
Eron Linn - RISD School Board Trustee, RISD Parent
2021-2022 Silver Wolf Members
Linda West - RISD Community Member
2021-2022 Silver Wildcat Members 
Michelle Yungblut - RISD Parent 

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Thank you for serving as a member of your 2021-2022 Local PTA Executive Board! Every local Officer and Chair must register with the Texas PTA so that they can communicate with you on important updates throughout the coming year.