Actively pursue and create opportunities for students, parents, teachers and staff to work together to accomplish academic and community-oriented goals.



Primarily to help the PTA foster communication between parents and teachers regarding the activities and issues affecting Pioneer. Additionally, your PTA dues help offset the costs of event notices and the school directory; the cost of operating a non-profit organization such as insurance and bank charges; and payment of the parent PTA organization (Third District) PTA dues. Also, unless you are a member of the PTA, you cannot vote on PTA business matters at PTA meetings.

2019-20 Board Members

2019-20 Committee Chairs and Program Coordinators

Click on the position title for duty descriptions:

President - Tiffany Yost email

Executive VP - Doug Sulenta email

Secretary - Nicole Gleason email

Treasurer - Britt Petrotta email

Financial Secretary - Stephanie Rogers email

Auditor (& Historian) - Kati Rose email

Fundraising VP - Autumn Peters email

Membership VP - LaRease Profaci email

Communication VP - Beth Knudsen email

Enrichment VP - Aimee Feinberg email

Standing Committees Chair - Amanda Stevens

Interim Principal - Ms. Amelia Hess email

Teacher Reps -

Amanda Walsh email

Janelle Campbell email

Fundraising Committees & Programs

Auction Chair - Gregg Herrington

Book Fair Coordinators - Joanie Brisbin, Tiffany Yost, Nicole Gleason, Tamie LeBar, Eli Alston-Stepnitz


Box Tops - VACANT


Dog Dash Coordinators - Lisa Anderson and Lisa Herrington


eScrip/Nugget - Sheryl Yamamoto


Pioneer Pridewear - Tiffany Yost

Communication Committees & Programs

E-News/E-Blast Editor - Beth Knudsen

Marquee - Eli Alston-Stepnitz

PTA Website - Tamie LeBar


School Directory - Catherine Cho

Teacher Classroom Communications Coordinator - Gretchen Tornabene

Classroom Reps

Year Book - Andrea Clark

Membership Committees & Programs

Fall Festival Coordinators - Lloni Anderes

Family Movie Night - Doug Sulenta

Hospitality - Erica Pattni

Science Night - Karen Sulenta and Georgeann Sack

Collectors Spring Fling - Tiffany Yost


Hospitality/Teacher Luncheons, Teacher Appreciation Week - Erica Pattni and Beth Knudsen

Enrichment Committees & Programs

ACTIVE4me - Kati Rose 

BRAVO Music - Sarah Almetus


Garden Outreach Coordinator - Kerri Hart

K-6 Fine Arts Teacher - LaRease Profaci


Library Assistance - Joanie Brisbin

Myth Busters!

Let’s also dispel three major myths about getting involved in PTA:


Myth #1: If I pay $15.00 to join the PTA, then I have to attend the meetings.

NO. You attend when you can (if you can); meetings are NOT mandatory. The PTA General meetings are a chance for you to keep abreast of the financial decisions being made about monies raised, as well as other happenings concerning the school and district. 


Myth #2: All membership dues go to the National PTA.

NO. A portion of your dues stays with Pioneer PTA. We encourage all parents to pay for a membership because the $15.00 gives us a head start on the school year and keeps you informed. In part, this means your teachers get to keep all of their paycheck and your children have all the supplies they need. For example, each teacher receives a classroom stipend from PTA funds raised, so that your child’s teacher can purchase much needed classroom items such as markers, paper materials, etc. for the school year.  


Myth #3: I work full-time, so I can’t possibly find time to volunteer at school.

NO. There are so many opportunities to help with PTA school events and programs that can be done on your own time. There is something for every schedule and interest level. For a full listing and volunteer descriptions, please pick up a form at the school office or visit the PTA website.

Important Fact: This school year, almost every one of your PTA Board members and the majority of  PTA Chairpersons are full-time working parents.

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