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.
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!
2021-2022 Grand Ridge PTSA - Board of Directors
Hannah Coblentz - President (elected position)
I have 3rd and 4th grade boys at Grand Ridge, in my first year as President. My favorite place to volunteer is in the classroom. I participate in the PTSA to support our teachers, students and caregivers, and to foster a sense of community in our neighborhood.
OPEN - Vice President (elected position)
Chelsea Musick - Treasurer (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 7th grade son at PCMS and a 2nd grade daughter at Grand Ridge, and do my best to juggle a career, volunteering, and family life.
Laura Gaffney - Secretary (elected position)
I have a 5th grade daughter and twin 2nd grade sons and am in my second year as PTSA president. I've loved getting to know this community better through my work on the PTSA. My favorite volunteer role is Popcorn Fridays working with other parents & caregivers and seeing the kids delight in the playground treat!
OPEN - Advocacy Director
Toni Hunter - Communications Director
Hello! I'm Toni and this is my second year as Communications Director. I have 2 sons, an 11th grader at IHS and a 5th grader. I work full time, enjoy my time volunteering at the schools, and I truly love being on the Grand Ridge PTSA Board. If you ever have any questions about newsletters, social media, or other communications, please let me know.
Janan Guillaume - Art Program Director
Alpa Malhotra - Diversity Director
Sarah Shur Ling - Events Director
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 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.
Erica Stapleton - Outreach Director
I'm passionate about education and love the ISD as I attended K-12 in this district (go Patriots!). The PTSA at Grand Ridge is amazing and I'm happy to be a part of it. I've loved volunteering in different areas like Art Docent, STEM, and general classroom help. My husband and I have lived in the highlands for 17 years and we have 4 kids.I like to describe my parenting style as hot mess meets survivalist. I'm a big believer in inclusion and availability in education and programs for all students and families. I'm love to chat so please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Linda Tang - Programs Director
Melynda Cook - Volunteer Director
The PTSA Nominating Committee will seek candidates who are interested in being considered for the election for the 2022-2023 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 2022, we will be electing officers for the 2022-2023 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
All PTSA events are subject to COVID-19 guidelines and ISD approvals. Check back here for the latest information near the event date.