2017-2018 FIEST PTO BOARD
Denise Menger - President
Hi! My name is Denise Menger. This is my family's third year at Fiest Elementary. This is my second year on the PTO board. Ryan is 8. Emily is 6. Hannah is 3.
I'm a Reading Tutor pursuing my Master's in Reading Instruction at UH. I like to be outside, read books, and try new foods.
Cynthia DeDear - VP Membership & Communications
My name is Cynthia DeDear. I am currently the VP of Memberships and Communications for Fiest PTO. This is my family's 5th year at Fiest and I have had the amazing opportunity to serve on the PTO Board for 3 years now.
I have 2 boys - ages 9 and 7. I am a Contract Specialist during the day, but enjoy crafting, reading and watching the boys participate on their sports teams.
Shwetha Gopalakrishna - Treasurer
My name is Shwetha Gopalakrishna. This year is our 2nd year in Fiest.
This is my first year in the PTO Board and excited to help the school. I have a 7 years old daughter who is in 1st Grade.
Right now, my hobby is studying to be a certified teacher.
Lizzie Bender - Home Room Parent Coordinator
My name is Lizzie Bender and I am the Home Room Parent Coordinator for this year. We have been a part of Fiest for 9 years. This is my 3rd year on the PTO Board. My kids are ages 13, 11 and 8.
I work at a pre-school as a music teacher and enjoy running, reading and drinking coffee.
Pepper Taylor - 5th Grade Programs
My name is Pepper Taylor. This is my 7th year as a Fiest parent. I have been a part of the PTO for many years but this is my first year serving on the Board.
My kids are 9, 10, 12, and 14.
I Teach pre-school at a local church during the week. In my free time, I love to camp, hike, fish or anything outdoors.
Michelle McDonald - Secretary
My name is Michelle McDonald. This is my third year as a parent at Fiest and my second year on the Board.
My kids are 7, 5, and 4.
I work part-time as a pre-school teacher. I enjoy running, cycling, swimming, reading and spending quality time with my family and our two dogs.
Courtney Glover - VP Fundraising
My name is Courtney Glover. This is my first year at Fiest Elementary - my kiddo is in Kindergarten!! My daughter is 5 (she's probably one of the youngest in her grade as her bday is 8/3).
My professional background is in Advertising and Marketing. My hobbies include running, listening to live music, and a new infacuation I have wit hthe Home Design App!
Tania Pena - Minor Fundraising Chair
My name is Tania Pena. We have been a part of the Fiest Family since 2011 and this is my second year to be a part of the PTO Board. My kids are 12, 8, and 5.
My hobby is spending time with my friends and family.
Robi Bowman - VIPS Coordinator
My name is Robi Bowman. This is my 2nd year at Fiest and my first year on the PTO Board.
My son, Hunter, is in 1st grade and is 6 years old.
I am a full-time working mom. I enjoy watching my kiddos play sports, doing crafts, and spending time with my family.