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.

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 Susie Spartano members@risdpta.org for more information.
2019-2020 Platinum Angel Members
Shofoufeh Asi, Asi Junsur Martial Arts, RISD Community Member
Justin Bono, RISD Board of Trustees
Tabitha Branum, RISD Deputy Superintendent, RISD Parent
Carrie Breedlove, Principal, Lake Highlands Junior High 
Representative Angie Chen Button, Texas State Representative
Kim Caston, RISD Board of Trustees
Meredyth Childress, RISD Council of PTAs Treasurer, RHS PTA President, RISD Parent 
Excellence in Education Foundation
Marni Kaner, Texas PTA Vice President Membership, RISD Council of PTAs Parliamentarian
Steve Mitchell, RISD Parent
David Pate, RISD Chief Financial Officer
Marcie Salamone, RISD Council of PTAs Vice Chair Membership, Northrich Elementary PTA Treasurer
Dr. Jeannie Stone, RISD Superintendent
Dr. Jason Tharp, RISD Student Services Administrator 
2019-2020 Diamond Angel Member
2019- 2020 Golden Angel Members
Emily Armitage, RISD Parent
Jeffrey Armitage, RISD Parent, Past RISD Council of PTAs President
Charles Bruner, RISD Executive Director of Human Resources Secondary
Dr. Carolyn Bukhair, RISD Superintendent, Retired
Dr. Kristin Byno, RISD Assistant Superintendent
Kristen Ceaser, RISD Parent
Karen Clardy, RISD Board of Trustees 
Maria Conroy, Executive Director, EIE Foundation
Gail Hefton, Past RISD Council of PTAs President, RISD Grandparent & Community Volunteer
Melissa Heller, RISD Chief of Strategy & Engagement
Linda Koop, RISD Community Member
North Dallas Martial Arts
Brenda Payne, RISD Assistant Superintendent Administrative Services
Brian Prewitt, RISD AV
Ana-Maria Ramos, Texas State Representative
Melissa Ridzinski, RISD Parent
Mark Solomon, Assurnet Insurance Agency, RISD Community Member
Francisco Villamar, RISD Parent
Emily Villamar-Robbins, RISD Parent
2019-2020 Silver Angel Members
Denise Beutel, Executive Director for Teaching and Learning Services
Jean Bono, RISD Board of Trustees
Christina Etri, Teacher, Richardson Terrace Elementary
Regina Harris, RISD Parent
Bridget Horan, RISD Student Assistance Programs Specialist
Elizabeth Gluckman, RISD Parent, Past RISD Council of PTAs President
Joey Kaner, RISD Community Member
Nancy Kinzie, Executive Director of Human Resources Elementary
Eron Linn, RISD Parent
Denise Newman, Assistant Principal, White Rock Elementary
Katie Patterson, Executive Director, Richardson Adult Literacy Center
Deborah Renteria, RISD Parent
Monica Simonds, RISD Director of Advanced Learning Programs and Services
Michele Zupa, Principal, Richardson Terrace Elementary, RISD Parent
2019-2020 Bronze Angel Members
Elizabeth Afriyie, RISD Council of PTAs Character and Spiritual Chair, RISD Parent
Jane Aitchison, RISD Community Member
Donna Bailey, RISD Community Member
Katie Barrett, Principal, Springridge Elementary
Francy Collins, RISD Community Member
Ann Gann, RISD Community Member
Elizabeth Kaner, Teacher, Parkhill Junior High
Cristal Kesner, RISD Parent
Dusti Krchnak, RISD Parent
Lisa McIntire, RISD Parent
Stacy Morris, RISD Employee
Debbie Smelko, RISD Community Member
Suzanne Stirnweis, RISD Grandparent
Sue Sweeney, RISD Academic Facilitator
Leslie Ward, RISD Parent
Anita Williams, RISD Community Member
Jennifer Wilson, RISD Community Member
Melanie Yungclas, ACE Academic Facilitator
2019-2020 Golden Eagle Members
Shawna Ballast, Executive Director, Richardson Learning Community
Jennie Bates, Principal, Westwood Junior High, RISD Parent 
Chris Choat, Principal, Richardson High School
Michael Dowdey, RISD Parent
Brenna Eager, RISD Parent
Eric Eager, RISD Parent
Sharon Erickson, Principal, Spring Creek Elementary
Dr. Christopher Goodson, RISD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, RISD Parent
Kimberly Kindred, Principal, Richardson West Junior High
Jason Philyaw, RISD Communications Specialist, RISD Parent
Crystalyn Roberts, RISD Council of PTAs Clothes Closet Chair 3
Katie Smith, RISD Parent
Kristin Strickland, Principal, Arapaho Classical Magnet
2019-2020 Golden Mustang Members
Josh Eason, Principal, Richardson North Junior High 
Julie Haba, Mathnasium of Coit Campbell, RISD Community Member
Cara Mendelsohn, RISD Parent
Carolyn Power, RISD Community Member
Farrah Smock, Principal, Parkhill Junior High
2019-2020 Golden Ram Members
Sarah Barker, RISD Parent
Kristy Cage, Principal, Berkner High School
Cecilia Galvan, Principal, Liberty Junior High
Liz Harling, RISD Community Member
Sandra Hayes, RISD Assistant Superintendent
Yolanda Jackson-Gaither, Principal, Apollo Junior High
Mike Jasso, Executive Director-Berkner LC
Vanessa Pacheco, RISD Parent
Elaina Selheim, Teacher, Big Springs Elementary

2019-2020 Golden Wildcat Members
Susan Burt, Principal, Forest Meadow Junior High
Michelle Duke, Assistant Principal, Skyview Elementary
Greg Duval, RISD Parent
Ruth Gluck, RISD Council of PTAs Secretary
Carolyn Potter, President, RISD Council of PTAs
Becky Stevens, Principal, White Rock Elementary
2019-2020 Silver Bronco  Members
2019-2020 Silver Charger Members
Lindsay Baronoskie, Outdoor Learning Center Coordinator, Merriman Park Elementary
Lisa Wentzel, RISD Parent
Jennifer Whitaker, Educational Diagnostician, Moss Haven Elementary

2019-2020 Silver Panther Members
Lauren Bolack, Principal, Richland Elementary, RISD Parent 
2019-2020 Silver Patriot Members

2019-2020 Silver Raider Members
2019-2020 Silver Viking Members
2019-2020 Silver Warrior Members

2019-2020 Silver Wildcat Members 
Condy Salling, RISD Executive Assistant 

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