President, Sharyl Golden
My name is Sharyl Golden and I am the PTA President for the 2016-2017 program year. Last year I was the VP of Membership and I have previously worked on Box Tops & Labels for Education, as well as being the Lost & Found chair. I have been a Room Rep for numerous years. If you want to know what’s going on in the PTA…..become a Room Rep and you’ll stay very informed. I have two fantastic children at Emerson Parkside Academy, my son, Colin, is entering 4th grade and my daughter, Megan is entering 1st grade. Emerson Parkside Community is a great place to be…..get involved and support your students. “Together we Shine!” Come and be a part of a great year at Emerson.
Executive Vice President, Shelby Page
Hi amazing EPA families! My name is Shelby Page and I am excited to be your PTA Executive Vice President for the year. Last year I had the pleasure of being on the Executive Board for the first time as the Vice President of Activities and Programs. My son, Miles is a 3rd grader here at Emerson and although I am biased, I think he is smart, handsome, witty and really cool! We enjoy being actively involved in the Long Beach community and feel so lucky to be a part of the Emerson family! We have a ton of fun things planned and need your help to ensure they are a huge success. It’s going to be a great year. I look forward to enjoying it with you all and appreciate all your support! #TogetherWeShine
Vice President of Membership, Monique Hershfield
My name is Monique Hershfield and I am the VP of Membership for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. I have two children that absolutely love Emerson Parkside Academy. My daughter, Mischa, is entering the 4th grade this year and my son, Nathan, graduated from Emerson in 2015. This past year, I was the PTA Room Representative for my daughter’s class. Prior to that, I volunteered on campus for the Library Reading Program, Lost & Found, selling Spirit Wear and I have also enjoyed volunteering in the classroom over the years. I am so proud to be a part of the Emerson PTA and I look forward working with our parents and school community as we set out to have a fabulous year!
Vice President of Fundraising, Nubia Cedeño
My name is Nubia Cedeño and this year I’m your VP of Fundraising. My son Elijah is in 1st grade. Last year was our first year at Emerson and during that year I volunteered with the Scholastic Book Fair and the Olympics. I also helped to organize Emerson’s first Casino Night. I’m looking forward to planning fun events that not only bring our families and school community together but also help to benefit and continue the many programs brought to you by the Emerson Parkside Academy PTA. Here’s to a great year!
Vice President of Teacher Liaison, Ashley Lindstrom
My name is Ashley Lindstrom and I am the Teacher Liaison for the upcoming school year. I plan to make sure the teachers get recognized for their outstanding dedication. I know how much they deserve it, as I have been an LBUSD teacher at Garfield for the past 16 years. I have two daughters. Addison is in 6th grade and Beckitt is in the 4th grade at Emerson. My husband Brett has taught 5th grade at Emerson for 16 years. I am happy to be joining the EPA PTA to help the kids and teachers have another successful school year.
VP of Activities, Courtney Stewartactivities@emersonpta.com
My name is Courtney Stewart and I am excited to be the VP of Activities this year! I was the room representative for my daughters kindergarten/1st grade class for the 2015-16 school year and had a great experience volunteering time in the classroom and at various school events. My daughter Leona is currently in the first grade at Emerson Parkside Academy.
Treasurer, Jen Vanderschans
Hi Emerson families! I’m Jen Vanderschans and I am the Treasurer for this year. My oldest daughter, Rachel, will be entering 3rd grade and my youngest daughter, Leah, is in preschool but looking forward to Kindergarten at Emerson next year. I started working with the PTA by volunteering at events and helping out with the PTA’s website when Rachel was in Kinder. I stepped in as Treasurer at the end of last year and I’m excited to continue. I really enjoy being part of the Emerson community and I’m amped to make this another great year.
Financial Secretary, Christina Grant,
My name is Christina Grant. In the 2015-2016 program year I started with Emerson PTA as the Parliamentarian and then transferred to the Financial Secretary mid-year. I have two children at Emerson Parkside Academy, my daughter, Clarise, is entering 4th grade. My son, Gerald, is entering 1st grade.
“Together we Shine!” Come and be a part of a great year at Emerson.
Recording Secretary, Trish McFarland
Parliamentarian, Jamee Skelly,
Historian, Bianca Gott
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