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 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 and window decal.  The PTAs you thoughtfully support will be informed about your generosity and might honor you, too. 

Please contact Susie Spartano members@risdpta.org for more information.
2018-2019 Platinum Angel Members
Shokoufeh Asl - Asl Junsur Martial Arts
Monica Scott - Logotology
Maria Conroy - Excellence in Education Foundation
Justin Bono, RISD Board of Trustees President
Representative Angie Chen Button, Texas State Representative District 112
Kim Caston, RISD Board of Trustees
Marni Kaner, Texas PTA Vice President of Membership, RISD Council of PTAs ACE Campus Liaison
Representative Linda Koop, Texas State Representative District 102
Dr. Jeannie Stone, RISD Superintendent
Dr. Jason Tharp, Student Services Administrator, RISD
Tabitha Branum, RISD Deputy Superintendent
David Pate, RISD Chief Financial Officer
Carrie Breedlove, Principal, Lake Highlands Junior High
Meredyth Childress, RISD Council of PTAs President
2018-2019 Diamond Angel Member
Melinda Carter, School Culture Coach, RISD Academy

2018- 2019 Golden Angel Members
Anne Alaman, RISD Former Parent
Dr. Carolyn Bukhair, RISD Superintendent, Retired
Dr. Kristin Byno, RISD Assistant Superintendent Secondary Instruction and Operations
Karen Clardy, RISD Board of Trustees
Sandra Hayes, Assistant Superintendent, Operations
Gail Hefton, Past RISD Council of PTAs President,  RISD Grandparent & Community Volunteer
Melissa Heller, Executive Director, Professional Learning
Nathan Johnson, Spector Johnson PLLC
Mark Solomon, Assurnet Insurance Agency, Richardson Mayor Pro Tem
Emily Villamar-Robbins, SAGE Chair RISD Council of PTAs
Charles Bruner, RISD Executive Director Human Resources
Melissa Heller, Executive Director Professional Development RISD
Bert & Brenda Duckett, RISD Community Members
Maria Conroy, Executive Director, EIE Foundation
John Turner - Turner For Texas Campaign
Ana-Maria Ramos - Ramos for Texas HD 102
Kristen Ceaser, First United Methodist Church
Melissa Ridzinski, RISD Council of PTAs Parliamentarian
Christopher Goodson, RISD Assistant Superintendent of HR
Brenda Payne, RISD Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools
Jenny Kelly, RISD Elementary Fine Arts Director
Kate Swiney, Membership Chair JJ Pearce High School PTA
2018-2019 Silver Angel Members
Katie Patterson - Richardson Adult Literacy Center
Christina Etri, Terrace Elementary Teacher
Nathan Johnson, Spector Johnson PLLC
Joey Kaner, RISD Community Member
Sandra Moore, Ed.D., Executive Director of Recruiting, Mentorship and Retention
Monica Simonds, RISD Director of Advanced Academic Studies
Michele Zupa, Principal, Richardson Terrace Elementary 
Nathan Johnson, Spector Johnson PLLC
Darwin Spiller, Executive Director, Lake Highlands Learning Community
Liz Gluckman, President, Richardson West JH PTA and Past RISD Council of PTAs President
Katie Patterson, Executive Director, Richardson Adult Literacy Center
Jean Bono, RISD Board of Trustees
Susie Spartano, RISD Council of PTAs Membership Chair
2018-2019 Bronze Angel Members
Francy Collins, RISD Community Member
Dusti Krchnak, RISD Council of PTAs Vendor Fair Chair
Lisa McIntire, RISD Parent
Leslie Ward, RISD Parent 
Linda West, RISD Parent
Melanie Yungclas, Academic Facilitator RISD
Stacy Morris, RISD Community Member
Denise Newman, RISD Parent
Anita Williams, RISD Community Member
Janet Kaner, RISD Community Member
2018-2019 Golden Eagle Members
Jennie Bates, Principal, Westwood Jr High
Becky Campbell - RISD Council of PTA Clothes Closet Chair
Cody Campbell, RISD Parent
Chris Choat, Principal, Richardson High School
Kimberly Kindred, Principal, West Jr. High
Crystalyn Roberts, Clothes Closet Chair RISD Council of PTAs
Carrie Breedlove, Principal, Lake Highlands Junior High
Shawna Ballast, Executive Director RHS Learning Community
Christopher Goodson, RISD Assistant Superintendent of HR
Kristin Strickland, Principal, Arapaho Classical Magnet
Sharon Erickson, Principal, Spring Creek Elementary
2018-2019 Golden Mustang Members
Peggy Dillon, Executive Director, Pearce Learning Community
Josh Eason, Principal, North Jr. High
Gail Hefton, Past RISD Council of PTAs President, RISD Grandparent & Community Volunteer
Farrah Smock, Principal, Parkhill Jr. High
Suzanne Stirnweis, RISD Grandparent
Aaron Ward, Instructional Coach, Pearce High School
Julie Haba - Mathnasium of Coit & Campbell
Carolyn Power, RISD Community Member
2018-2019 Golden Ram Members
Cecilia Galvan, Principal, Liberty Jr. High
Yolanda Jackson-Gaither, Principal, Apollo Jr. High
Mike Jasso, Executive Director, Berkner Learning Community
Elizabeth Swaner, Executive Director College and Career Readiness
Dr. Jeri Warren, RISD Parent
Sandra Hayes, Assistant Superintendent, Operations
Carrie Breedlove, Principal, Lake Highlands Junior High

2018-2019 Golden Wildcat Members
Carrie Breedlove, Principal, Lake Highlands Jr. High
Kerri Jones, Principal, Forest Meadow Jr. High
Darwin Spiller, Executive Director, Lake Highlands Learning Community
Aaron Ward, Instructional Coach, Pearce High School
Brenda Payne, RISD Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools
2018-2019 Silver Bronco  Members
Liz Gluckman, RISD Parent
2018-2019 Silver Charger  Members
Jennifer Whitaker, RISD Educational Diagnostician

2018-2019 Silver Panther  Members
2018-2019 Silver Patriot Members

2018-2019 Silver Raider Members
Shelly Berkowitz Bracken, RISD Community Member
2018-2019 Silver Viking Members
2018-2019 Silver Warrior  Members
Suzanne Stirnweis, RISD Grandparent
Cristal Kesner, Scott H Palmer PC

2018-2019 Silver Wildcat  Members 
Carolyn Potter, 2nd VP Programs, RISD Council of PTAs
Lauren Pardue, RISD Parent

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