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!
2020-2021 Grand Ridge PTSA - Board of Directors
Laura Gaffney - President (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!
Kim de Booij-Moors - Vice President (elected position) & Fundraising Director
Hi! I am Kim and this is my third year in the PTSA board. We moved three years ago from the Netherlands and both our daughters go to Grand Ridge (5th and 4th grade).
Please reach out to me if you have any questions or suggestions.
Erin Michael - Secretary (elected position)
This is Erin’s 4th year serving on the Grand Ridge PTSA Board and her second term as Secretary. She has three children, a daughter in 7th grade at PCMS, a daughter in 4th grade at Grand Ridge, and a son in Kindergarten at Challenger. 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.
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.
Liette Loiselle - Events Director
Hello ! I'm Liette and I am serving as Event director for my second year in the PTSA. I have two children, one daughter in 7th Grade at PCMS and a son in 5th Grade at Grand Ridge. We are so lucky to live in such a diverse community and the PTSA is a great way to be part of it, every day! This year is obviously different, but the PTSA is really working hard to make the best out of it. Please feel free to reach out to us for any suggestions and/or concerns.
Erica Stapleton - Programs Director
Toni Hunter - Communications Director
Hello! I'm Toni and this is my second year as Communications Director. I have 2 sons, a 10th grader at IHS and a 4th grader in Ms. Melograna's class. 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.
Kainoa Patterson - Volunteer Director
Hi, my name is Kainoa Patterson and I am the Volunteer Director again this year. I have two boys, one in the third grade and a 3 year old. I work in non-profit here in Issaquah and enjoy meeting new people and families within our community. Reading is my #1 form of escape whether in a pandemic or not!
Hannah Coblentz - Outreach Director
I have 2nd and 3rd grade boys at Grand Ridge, in my second year as Outreach Director and 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.
Elizabeth Super - Membership Director
I'm Elizabeth and this is my first year as the Membership Director. I have 2 children – both at Grand Ridge – with my daughter in Miss Bankson’s 1st grade class and my son in Mrs. Pathak’s 4th grade class. I work full time and love identifying ways that working parents can be active members in this incredible school community at Grand Ridge Elementary. I’m always happy to discuss any questions related to membership.
Marlowe Dayley - Advocacy Director
I am the father of two third-graders at Grand Ridge along with a 7th grader and 12th grader at other schools. This is my second year as advocacy director, but I have been working with schools for over 30 years in various roles – from public policy at a state level to tutoring and entertaining kids in classrooms. I teach part time at the UW and consult for various businesses. I am the guy who helps with Orange ruler and does funny voices.
Anca Popoaei - Diversity Director
I am Anca, this is my first year on the PTSA board as Diversity Director and I came here from Romania 4 years ago. I have 2 daughters, one in 3rd grade at Grand Ridge and another in 8th grade at PCMS. We really enjoy living in this community and we love the diversity that we didn't get to experience back home. Please reach out to me with any questions you may have. I am more than happy to support you and your family during the transition to your life here and help make this community a welcoming and inclusive place for all families.
OPEN - Art Program Director
The PTSA Nominating Committee will seek candidates who are interested in being considered for the election for the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 school year. Nomination forms will be made available closer to the time.
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All PTSA events are subject to COVID-19 guidelines and ISD approvals. Check back here for the latest information near the event date.