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 18,000 are PTA members in the RISD Council of PTAs.  Your membership counts, quite literally, and reflects that you indeed Back The Future.

Thank you PTA Angels!

As a PTA Angel, your generosity and dedication to education set you apart through your significant commitment to RISD and 38,700 students.  You'll be recognized on the RISD Council of PTAs website and newsletter and receive a certificate of appreciation and window decal.  The PTAs you thoughtfully support will be informed about your generosity and might honor you, too.  The number of Angels has grown, from 37 two years ago to 83 in 15-16. These inspirational people have collectively generated more than 1,100 community memberships during 2015-2016!  Thank you so much.

Please contact Marni Kaner members@risdpta.org for more information.
2016-2017 Platinum Angel Members
Emily Armitage 6th Grade Student- Prairie Creek Elementary School
Jeffrey Armitage President RISD Council of PTAs
ASL Junsur Martial Arts
Tabitha Branum Deputy Superintendent- RISD
Kim Caston President RISD Board of Trustees
Elizabeth Hart, President and CEO RISD Excellence in Education Foundation
Marni Kaner  3rd VP Membership - RISD Council of PTAs; Texas PTA Field Service Rep, Past RISD Council President
Dr. Jeannie Stone- Superintendent- RISD
2016-2017 Diamond Angel Members
Darwin Spiller- Executive Director Elementary - RISD

2016-2017 Golden Angel Members
Dr. Carolyn G. Bukhair  Retired Superintendent of Schools - RISD, and Director - RISD Excellence in Education Foundation
Melinda Carter- In Home Parent Trainer- RISD
Carmen Casamayor-Ryan-Director - Bil/ESL/PK/ Newcomer Center RISD
Norma Comer- Executive Director Information Services RISD
Eric Eager- RISD Parent
Kim Fuller Executive Director Grants & Entitlements RISD
Dr. Chris Goodson Assistant Superintendent Human Resources- RISD
Tony Harkelroad Retired Deputy Superintendent Finance RISD
Melissa Heller- Executive Director of Professional Development RISD
Sandra Hayes- Assistant Superintendent Technology- RISD
Gail Hefton Director Excellence in Education Foundation, Past RISD Council of PTAs President
Jenny Kelly Director Elementary Music- RISD
Vicki McIntosh- Executive Director RISD
Kathy Milton Director of Assessment-RISD
Rebecca Obenhaus- President Lake Highlands High School PTA
Brian Prewitt- RISD A/V
David Swiney
Kate Swiney- President- J.J. Pearce PTA
2016-2017 Silver Angel Members
Julie Briggs Director Library Media Services RISD
Dr. Kristin Byno- Executive Director Junior High- RISD
Meredyth Childress 1st VP-Aide RISD Council of PTAs
Christina Etri  Teacher-Terrace Elementary
Liz Gluckman- Legislative Action Chair and Past RISD Council President
Joey Kaner
The Honorable Linda Koop  Representative, District 102 (Dallas County) - Texas House of Representatives
Angela McClure- Executive Director Elementary- RISD
Richardson Adult Literacy Center- Katie Patterson Director
Katie Patterson- RISD Board of Trustees
Brenda Payne Assistant Superintendent Elementary- RISD
Kim Sullivan-  Executive Director Elementary - RISD
2016-2017 Bronze Angel Members
Austin Aeschbacher  Music Teacher - Skyview Elementary
Karah Altman Executive Director Communication- RISD
Jean Bono- RISD board of Trustees
Francy Collins Parliamentarian RISD Council of PTAs
Peggy Dillon- Excutive Director High Schools RISD
Brenda Bottles Duckett
Brooke Green President Prairie Creek PTA
Cindy Houston- Treasurer RISD Council of PTAs
Dr. Jay Ihrig- President- Addison Arbor Foundation
Nancy Kinzie- Executive Director HR-Elementary- RISD
Dusti Krchnak- President Prestonwood PTA
Kim Malcom- RISD Director of LOTE
Rose Ann Martin- Executive Director Child Nutrition- RISD
Gail McAda Clothes Closet Chair-RISD Council, Past RISD Council and Texas PTA President
Angela McClure- Executive Director Elementary- RISD
Ginny Miller- VP Membership Brentfield PTA
Sandra Moore- Executive Director HR Mentoring and Retention RISD
David Pate- Chief Financial Officer RISD
Joe Potter- RISD Parent
Carrie Rambo- Director, Insurance Services RISD
Melissa Ridzinski 5th VP Performances RISD Council, President Brentfield PTA
Brandi Rosales- RISD Staff
Monica Simonds  Director, Advanced Academic Studies - RISD
Leslie Slovak- Executive Director Athletics- RISD
Joan Swim- Director AVID- RISD
Emily Villamar-Robbins  Member, SAGE Committee - RISD Council of PTAs
Anne Marie Yarborough- Executive Director Secondary Curriculum and Instruction RISD
Mary Welch Human Resources Director of Salary and Compensation RISD
Shayna Whitehead Character and Spiritual Chair - RISD Council of PTAs
2016-2017 Golden Eagle Members
Cynthia Dowdey
Bill Ferrell- Administrative Pastor- The Heights Church
Little Greek Fresh Grill- Jan Rosen Owner

2016-2017 Golden Mustang  Members
Little Greek Fresh Grill- Jan Rosen Owner
Gail McAda Clothes Closet Chair-RISD Council, Past RISD Council and Texas PTA President
Carolyn Power

2016-2017 Golden Ram  Members

2016-2076 Golden Wildcat  Members
Justin Bono RISD Board of Trustees
Linda and Dave Casey-RISD
Casey McCann President- Moss Haven Elementary PTA
Deborah Whitington- Deborah Whitington Realty
Paula Woodbury- President- Wallace PTA
2016-2017 Silver Bronco  Members
Regina Harris 2nd VP Programs RISD Council, President West PTA
2016-2017 Silver Charger  Members
DeeAnn Baggett 

2016-2017 Silver Panther  Members
Liz Harling- Member Texas PTA Advocacy Committee
Bryan Shanafelt
Christie Shanafelt- Berkner PTA Membership VP
Veronica Shanafelt- Berkner High School Student
The Honorable Mark Solomon  Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore, Place 2 - City of Richardson, and Owner - Assurnet Insurance Agency
Ginger Tonne Past President RISD Council of PTAs
2016-2017 Silver Patriot Members
Keslie Berg- RISD Staff

2016-2017 Silver Raider Members
Cristal Kesner Healthy Lifestyles Chair- RISD Council of PTAs
Suzanne Stirnweis
2016-2017 Silver Viking Members
The Honorable Mark Solomon  Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore, Place 2 - City of Richardson, and Owner - Assurnet Insurance Agency
2016-2017 Silver Warrior  Members
Laura Read Clothes Closet Scheduling Chair, RISD Council

2016-2017 Silver Wildcat  Members
Karen Clardy- Retired Longtime RISD Staff
Carolyn Potter 4th VP Used Book Fair- RISD Council of PTAs, President Lake Highlands Junior High PTA
Melanie Yungclas- Executive Director RISD

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