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PTA Executive Board

Our executive board is made up of volunteers who are elected each year I March by the PTA association. The board meets monthly to oversee the management of the PTA.

President

Sarah Wahrenbrock

president@willrogerspta.com

Presides over all association and executive board meetings and their agendas, serves as an ex-oficio member of all committees, except nominating committee. 

Principal

Lila Daruty

ldaruty@smmusd.org

Works to ensure that the PTA's mission and goals are working and aligned to the strategic plan of the school. Direct liaison between the PTA membership and the school's staff.

Executive Vice President

Ana Evangelista

vp@willrogerspta.com

Assists the president in overseeing the work of the PTA.

Treasurer

Jessica Lew

treasurer@willrogerspta.com

Chairs budget committee, pays authorized bills, maintains important organization records, prepares reports

Recording Secretary

Joanna Lopez

recsecretary@willrogerspta.com

Takes minutes at board and association meetings, signs important documents, maintains records.

1st Vice President of Volunteers

Roxie Patton

volunteers@willrogerspta.com

Oversees the following committees: 

2nd Vice President of Events

Rosie Gutierrez

events@willrogerspta.com

Oversees the following committees: 

3rd Vice President of Fundraising

Erin Inatsugu

fundraising@willrogerspta.com

Oversees the following committees: 
Will Rogers Fund, Fall Fundraiser, Spring Fundraiser, Student Store, Restaurant Nights, Grocery Rewards/Passive Fundraising

Vice President of Enrichment

Kate Gammon

enrichment@willrogerspta.com

Oversees the following committees: 

Vice President of Community Concerns

Kellie Kay

communityconcerns@willrogerspta.com

Oversees the following committees: 

Vice President of Communication

Robert Cadena

communications@willrogerspta.com

Oversees the following committees: 

Financial Secretary

Anita Yuan

financialsecretary@willrogerspta.com

Keeps record of all PTA funds collected, recorded, deposited. Prepares monthly and annual reports.

Auditor

Erinn Lalezari

auditor@willrogerspta.com

Audits books and financial records of the PTA, presents written reports to board and association.

Corresponding Secretary

Pamela Petrigliano

corrsecretary@willrogerspta.com

Assists the recording secretary as needed. Assists with teleconference and hybrid meetings.

Room Representative Chair

Roxy Jimenez

info@willrogerspta.com

Oversees classroom room representative volunteers, provides room reps with weekly communications for families. 

Historian

Evan McGee

historian@willrogerspta.com

Collects volunteer hours for PTA meetings and events, preserves a record of PTA activities and achievements.

Teacher Representative

Monica Gonzalez

megonzalez@smmusd.org

Serves as a liaison between PTA and teachers.

Santa Monica Education Foundation Liaison

Amy Pandya-Jones

smmef@willrogerspta.com

Serves as a liaison between PTA and the SM Ed Foundation. Reports on districtwide fundraising efforts.

Santa Monica Education Foundation Liaison

Amy Pandya-Jones

smmef@willrogerspta.com

Serves as a liaison between PTA and the SM Ed Foundation. Reports on districtwide fundraising efforts.

PTA Committee Chairs

Our Committee chairpeople are appointed by the PTA president, and oversee the work on individual committees which are formed to focus volunteer efforts in specific areas of the work of the PTA. Committee chairs call meetings thourghout the year as needed, and report about the work of their committee at the monthly PTA association meetings.

Book Fair

NAME

email@willrogerspta.com

This committee works to plan two book fair events per school year, hosting classroom previews and on-campus sales throughout the event. 

Beautification

Kellie Kay

beautification@willrogerspta.com

This committee meets 2-3 times a year to spruce up the campus! This includes weeding and planting around classrooms and play yards, trash pick-up, cleaning, and other projects identified by the committee chairperson. This committee also helps with watering plants throughout the school year.

5th Grade Events

Name

email@willrogerspta.com

The 5th grade committee works with teachers and administrators to plan fun and meaningful events for the 5th graders each year including a field trip, dance party, memory book, and supporting the school's culmination event.

Kindergarten / TK Events

Name

email@willrogerspta.com

This committee works to ensure that incoming TK & kindergarten families feel welcome and informed. Work includes a playdate in August, support for the school's fall "Meet and Greet" and spring "Kindergarten Round-up"events, plus back-to-school welcome activities like the Boo-Hoo breakfast and first day photos.

Grown Ups' Night Out & Auction

Pamela Petrigliano & Evan McGee

auction@willrogerspta.com

This committee works in the fall to solicit good & services from local businesses to include in the auction fundraiser, and plans a fun night-out event for parents & guardians, teachers & staff. 

Jog-a-Thon

Melissa Ross

jogathon@willrogerspta.com

This committee forms in the winter to plan for the spring jog-a-thon. This fundraiser is a fun event for all students, and promotes health & wellness, plus working together to meet a common goal while raising money for our school. 

Movie Nights

Name

email@willrogerspta.com

Brief Committee description 

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Name

email@willrogerspta.com

Brief Committee description 

Family Dance

Name

email@willrogerspta.com

Brief Committee description 

Regenerative Farm Committee

Lila Daruty, Paola Vezzulli & Jodi Strock

email@willrogerspta.com

This committee works to support the school's efforts to maintain the outdoor classroom space known as the Regenerative Farm. Administration and teachers direct programmatic plans and the committee works to provide volunteers to carry out those plans including on-site volunteers and grant writing.

Reflections Art Program

OPEN POSITION

reflections@willrogerspta.com

The Reflections chairperson works with Santa Monica-Malibu PTA Council to establish timelines and learn guidance about running this national PTA program at our school. They work to promote details about the program to the community, collect submissions, and recruit judges. Winning submissions are then forwarded to SMMPTA to be judged against other winners in the Council. The chairperson celebrates all entries with a small event and provides certificates to participants.

Student Store

OPEN POSITION

Maintain and reorder student store merchandise. Recruit and manage volunteers and in-person sales in front of school and at school events. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Jessica Lew, Scout Campos

dei@willrogerspta.com