Meet the 2023-2024 Board

Our board is made up of parent volunteers from our McGowen community. We work closely with the McGowen teachers and staff to make sure we are meeting the needs of the students, parents and staff.

President - Pilar Schaefer

Coordinates the work of others, chairpersons and committees in order that the purpose of PTA may be promoted. Presides at general and board meetings. Represents McGowen PTA Board.

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Treasurer - Deigo Gonzalez

Responsible for annual and monthly budget. Also, files all taxes and insurance.

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Secretary - Erin Hayes

Records minutes of all PTA meetings & creates meeting agendas.

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Membership (1st VP) - Maggie Rivers

Oversees membership drive and serves as an aid to the President.

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Fundraising (2nd VP) - Open Position

Oversees PTA fundraising activities. Also responsible for Spirit Night, Box Top Program and Boosterthon.

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Programs (3rd VP) - Open Position

Oversees PTA programs for students/parents, such as Art Reflections, Garden Clean Up, Red Ribbon Week and Healthy Lifestyles (Walk to School Day).

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Communications (4th VP) - Jenna Tilton

Maintains McGowen PTA website & online forms, social media communications, Board Calendar, Flyers and PTA newsletter.

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Volunteers (5th VP) - Melvina Montoya

Oversees and coordinates volunteers for PTA events, programs. Including classroom support and folders.

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Parliamentarian - Open Position

Advises the presiding officer on questions of parliamentary procedure.

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Community Events - Darnisha Chatman

Organizes Fall/Spring Event and annual Variety Show.

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Hospitality - Amanda Stark

Organizes Back to School teacher lunch, monthly snack days, teacher appreciation and holiday events.

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Room Parent Coordinator - Megan Westmore

Secures Room Parents for each classroom and holds planning meetings for class parties.

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Yearbook Creative - Hasan

Coordinates and compiles the yearbook.

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Yearbook Sales - Open Position

Manages all yearbook orders, dedications, and distribution. Coordinates all promotion (flyers, etc.).

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Watch D.O.G.S. Chairman - Craig McClain

Oversees all events and volunteers for Watch DOG program.

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Principal - Kim Luyster

Coordinates with PTA board and school administrative staff.

Teacher Representative (K-2) - Taylor Teague

Coordinates the needs of the Kindergarten though 2nd grade staff.

Teacher Representative (3rd-5th) - Samm Snook

Coordinates the needs of the 3rd though 5th grade staff.

Are you interested in joining the board? Please let us know!