Our PTSA is made up of hard-working parents & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school. Those listed below volunteered and in some roles were elected to provide leadership this year. Elected positions serve as the Executive Committee.
Board members attend monthly board meetings and lead/attend general membership meetings in addition to position-specific duties. The linked descriptions offer some insight into what each position is responsible for handling. Get to know their names and faces, and feel free to ask them if you have questions.
Interested in open board positions? Contact us!
2022-2023 Grand Ridge PTSA - Board of Directors
Janan Guillaume - Co-President (elected position)
I have a 1st grader and this is my first year as a member of the Grand Ridge PTSA. I enjoy being a part of the work we do to support the students, teachers, staff and caregivers in our community. I believe the arts are an essential part of education and am excited to help with continuing to bring the arts to our classrooms.
Chelsea Musick - Co-President (elected position)
I'm Chelsea and this is my first year volunteering for the PTSA board as treasurer. I love to volunteer; in addition to the PTSA, I'm also a Girl Scout troop leader and am an active participant in the Issaquah Highlands community (both in person and online). I have a 8th grade son at PCMS and a 3rd grade daughter at Grand Ridge, and do my best to juggle a career, volunteering, and family life.
OPEN - Vice President (elected position)
Shivani Ahluwalia - Treasurer (elected position)
Laura Gaffney - Secretary (elected position)
I have twin sons in 3rd grade and a daughter in 6th grade at PCMS. This is my first year as PTSA Secretary after previously serving as President and Communications Director. Through the PTSA I've gotten to know our school community better and I love seeing kids' faces light up when they see the Grand Ridge mascot, Gilman, at our events.
OPEN - Advocacy Director
Tara Sengamalay and Kathryn Pilapil - Art Program Co-Directors
OPEN - Communications Director
OPEN - Diversity Director
Sarah Ooi - Events Director
I'm Sarah, and I have a 3rd Grader and Pre-K that we have fun with many ideas. I am an Optimist that I like to see many happy and excited faces. I will intrigue you with a lot of fun fun fun events!!!
OPEN - Fundraising Director
Erin Michael - Membership Director
This is Erin’s 5th year serving on the Grand Ridge PTSA Board and her first term as Membership Director. She has previously held the roles of Secretary and Treasurer. She has three children, a daughter in 8th grade at PCMS, a daughter in 5th grade at Grand Ridge, and a son in 1st grade at Grand Ridge. Erin and her family love the Highlands Community and have been residents since 2004. Please feel free to contact her with any PTSA related questions.
OPEN - Outreach Director
Linda Tang - Programs Director
I have a kindergartener and look forward to serving on the Grand Ridge PTSA board! I hope to get to volunteer in the school one day. So, I can experience what the kids, teachers, and staff’s day like. I want to be part of this learning journey and provide my support in any way possible. I look forward to getting to know this community and delight our children together!
Melynda Cook - Volunteer Director
The PTSA Nominating Committee will seek candidates who are interested in being considered for the election for the 2023-2024 school year. We will be looking for a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer in addition to other non-elected board positions. Qualified candidates enjoy working with people, are fair and objective, and have a passion for improving the lives of our students at Grand Ridge. Previous leadership experience is not required and training will be provided. In order to be eligible for election, candidates must have been a PTSA member for at least 15 days prior to being elected.
At the March PTSA Membership Meeting in 2023, we will be electing officers for the 2023-2024 school year. Nomination forms will be made available closer to the time.
Our Mission & Goals
To create and foster opportunities that enrich and support our children, school, and community.
Click here to see our goals for this year.
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Grand Ridge Resources (Angel Program) - this program provides resources for GR students in need
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