The McDonald PTA: Who We Are

The McDonald Elementary Parent Teacher Association is an inclusive organization of enthusiastic parents, teachers and community leaders. We are dedicated to supporting our school through volunteering, community-building, and fundraising.

There are lots of ways to contribute. Whether you donate financially or volunteer your time, you're making McDonald International School better for our kids.

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Our Mission
McDonald Elementary PTA is an inclusive organization of McDonald parents and teachers that supports McDonald International School through volunteering, community-building and fundraising. We believe that an active, involved and effective PTA makes a crucial contribution to our community and to the academic success of our children's school.

National PTA Mission
The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTAs serve as a forum where parents, teachers, administrators, and other concerned adults discuss ways to promote quality education, strive to expand the arts, encourage community involvement, and work for a healthy environment and safe neighborhoods.


2019-20 Executive Board 

These positions are elected each school year by the PTA membership.

President
Nekole Shapiro

Vice President
Elizabeth Oestreich

Secretary & Membership Chair
Becky Anderson

Treasurer
Cindy Jed & Vanessa Laughlin

Additional Board Members

The following positions are appointed by the Executive Board.

Fundraising Chair
Kate King

Volunteer Coordinator
Sara Downing

Building Leadership Team (BLT) Liaisons
Tia Paganelli & Kathleen Rankin

Immersion Advocacy Chair
Kristi Gilbert and Aaron Armstrong

Events & Community Building
Mary Kachel & Danely Landeros

Communications Chair
Kristin Hoffman & Michael Strazzara


Each year, a Nominating Committee is tasked with filling PTA Board positions for the following school year. If you're interested in joining the board, read about the positions or email info@mcdonaldpta.org with questions.