PTSA Mission

We are an all volunteer organization that has a powerful voice for all children, that continually thrives to be a relevant resource for all our families and the surrounding community, and consistently acts as a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.

The PTSA accomplishes this mission by:

  • Speaking on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
  • Supporting parents* in developing skills to raise, protect and advocate for their children;
    Encouraging parent*, teacher, student and community involvement;
  • Promoting opportunities for positive outcomes for children; and
  • Being a financially stable, well-managed organization that promotes diversity, provides quality service, models best practices and values its members and employees.

* Parent may include adults who play an important role in a child’s family life because other adults (grandparents, aunts, uncles, or guardians) may carry the primary responsibility for a child’s health, welfare, education and safety.

Executive Board 2023-2024

Tammy Black

President Elect
Tanya Rynders

Vice Presidents, Hillside School
Bessie Wilkerson
Rachel Ratcliffe

Vice Presidents, Farragut Middle School
Erica Sersen
Donna Liparulo

Vice Presidents, Hastings High School
Kefira Wilderman
Cynthia Brent

Laura Sanzel

Recording Secretary
Eleanor Rubin

Grants Officer
Melissa Sbrega

Vice President, Faculty Relations
Christina Gagliardi

Vice Presidents, Hospitality/Events
Lisa Heinlein
Stacey Merchant

Vice Presidents, Fundraising
Anne Gunton
Kerry Price
Amanda Wright

Vice Presidents, Communications/Outreach
Heather Ben-Zvi
Emma Sollars

Vice President, Advocacy
Tara Werner