Our PTA is made up of hard-working parents & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school.

Those listed below volunteered to provide leadership this year.

Get to know their names and faces, and feel free to ask them if you have questions.




Merriman Park Elementary

PTA Board 2022-2023


President  Brooke Bailey
1st VP Programs  Kate Cox
2nd VP Membership  Courtney Harrison
3rd VP Fundraising

Blythe Grates

4th VP Disbursements  Corley Larmer
Secretary Bryn Volkmer
Treasurer  Brooke Schmidt
Parliamentarian  Lindsay Baronoskie
Academic Excellence (Noetic, Lonestar, etc) Zoi Thonrton
Arts in Education (Reflections) Laura Leavell
Arts in Education Committee Member  Emily Campion
Auction Co-Chair Miranda Henson
Auction Co-Chair  Lindsey Enderby
Auction Committee Member  Sarah Eames
Auction Committee Member  Katie Beth Ongena
Carnival Lindsey Halford
Carnival Committee Member  Camie LaRose
Community Partners  Abbie Skipworth
Community Partners Committee Member Val Lackey
Directory/Technology (Website) Allison Hannel
DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Chairman Tanya Shoulders-Oden
DEI Committee Member Crystal Passley
DEI Committee Member Andrea Albright
DEI Committee Member Mary Grinsfelder
Environmental/Grounds/OLC Ashlee Ehman
Field Day Ashley Groover 
Field Day Committee Member

Laura Gearhart

Field Day Committee Member Christa Salgado
Historian (Staff pics, PTA scrapbook) Julie Cook
Hospitality  Hilary Atkinson
Hospitality Committee Member Brooke Ricketts
Inspirational/Sunshine Committee  Heather Bern
Learning Link/Library (Book Fair) Allison Dickenson
Newsletter (September Spark) Ashley Bradley
Poppin' Good Friday Kelli McKnight
Preschool Liaison (PeeWee Panthers) Avery Benitez
Preschool Liaison Committee Member  Sarah Burdick
Preschool Liaison Committee Member  Erin Griffin
Preschool Liaison Committee Member  Nicole Allen
Preschool Liaison Committee Member  Amy Parker
Preschool Liaison Committee Member  Jordan Turner
Pride Rally Lea Handler
Public Relations (Social Media) Ashley Westfall
RISD Delegate (Council of PTAs) Karina Marr
RISD Delegate Alternate   
Room Representative  Amanda Carrell
SAGE - Special & Gifted Education Nikki Spangler
Sixth Grade Activities   Julie Blackmon
Sixth Grade Activities Committee Member Kristin Carter
Sixth Grade Activities Committee Member Alaina Busch
Sixth Grade Activities Committee Member Molly Lewis
Sixth Grade/First Grade Pals Eve Newell
Sixth Grade/First Grade Pals Carolina Martin
Sixth Grade/First Grade Pals Secherre Michaelis
Sixth Grade/First Grade Pals Catherine Coleman
Specials Liaison Rachel Timmins
Spirit wear Lauren Worthy
Spirit wear Committee Beth Boyd
Supplemental Fundraiser (Spirit Nights) Jess Palahicky
Student Aide/RISD Clothes Closet Annie Parks
Student Aide/Clothes Closet Sarah Fitzgerald
Student Aide/Beta Club Heather Jett
Student Aide/Beta Club Megan Bateman
Student Aide/Counselor/Community Outreach Ame Moss
Student Aide/Counselor/Community Outreach Ginger Greenberg
Supply Sale Libby Henry
Teacher Appreciation Brenda Bird
Teacher Appreciation Committee Member Emily Johnson
Volunteer Services Andrea Brown
Yearbook  Jenny Winklemann
Yearbook Committee Member Amber Murray
Yearbook Committee Member Kathleen Grief
Principal  Stacey Marx
Assistant Principal  Trey Ivey
Teacher Representative Bonnie Caldwell
Teacher Representative Rebecca Novick





MPE PTA Bylaws and Standing Rules 

Click HERE for the 2021 approved bylaws.

Click HERE for the 2021 approved standing rules.