The PTA needs you!
The 2018-19 PTA Nominating Committee was approved at the Tuesday, February 13 PTA meeting. The committee will now work to compile the proposed slate of nominees for the 2018-19 executive board.
If you would like to know more about the executive board positions you can read descriptions from the current board members below and download our current bylaws for the official PTA descriptions. If you have questions about a specific position you can contact the board member listed below.
When you are ready, please use the form below to submit a nomination form.
Thank you for your interest in serving on the PTA!
Executive Board Members: Attend all PTA Board meetings as a voting member of the Executive Board
President: Presides over all board and general meetings. Serves as member of all committees except Nominating and Reconciliation. Represents Travis in community Refer to bylaws for a complete description of responsibilities.
Current President: Leigh Straughn
1st Vice President: Acts as aide to president. May be called upon at any time to temporarily assume the role of president. Directs the committee chairs listed below. This person should consider becoming president the following year.
Current 1st VP: Tesa Golden
1st VP Committees:
2nd VP Membership: Recruits new members year round, collects dues and maintains membership records. Reports membership numbers to Texas PTA in a timely manner. Collects nominations and plans the presentation of the PTA lifetime member awards typically during April or May general meeting. Directs the committee chairs listed below.
Current 2nd VP Membership: Michael McShane
2nd VP Membership Committees:
3rd VP Programs: Arranges general PTA meetings through office and district along with welcoming members to meetings. Enhances Travis community by providing hospitality through greeters, name tags, registration sheets and refreshments. Directs committee chairs listed below.
Current 3rd VP Programs: Abbey Adcox
3rd VP Programs Committees:
4th VP Ways & Means: In charge of creating successful ways to finance the work of the PTA. Directs committee chairs listed below. Current 4th VP Ways & Means: Sacha Troxler
4th VP Ways & Means Committees:
5th VP Communications: In charge of communicating the activities of the PTA to its members. Works closely with VP of Programs and VP of Ways & Means to help guide and provide PR for their events. Directs the committee chairs listed below.
Current 5th VP Communications: Ann Romine
5th VP Communications Committees:
6th VP Student Activities: In charge of creating successful student activities sponsored by the PTA. Directs the committee chairs listed below.
Current 6th VP Student Activities: Jen Widhelm
6th VP Student Activities Committees:
7th VP Staff Appreciation: In charge of creating successful staff appreciation events. Directs the committee chairs listed below.
Current 7th VP Staff Appreciation: Blair Walker
7th VP Staff Appreciation Committees:
8th VP Volunteers: In charge of planning, promoting and hosting the volunteer orientation/ training for parents in September and the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at the end of the year. Maintains volunteer hours records. Works with the committee chairs and grade-level reps to secure volunteers as needed for PTA sponsored events.
Contact 8th VP Volunteers: Yessenia Aranda
Recording Secretary: Attends and takes minutes at all PTA Board and PTA General Meetings. Types, copies and distributes minutes at meetings. The secretary keeps accurate records of PTA proceedings and compiles the annual summary of the PTA's accomplishments for the May meeting.
Current Secretary: Nate Smith
Treasurer: Accounting/bookkeeping experience preferred but not required. Handles and reports on the organization's funds. Writes checks, balances accounts, keeps ledgers for all committees using organization’s accounting software, and coordinates disbursements with the president. Creates budget in conjunction with Officers and committee Chairs. Prepares the books for the tax accountant to prepare the tax return. Submits books to Reconciliation Committee. Directs the Budget Committee and Teacher Wish List Committee.
Current Treasurer: Robert Johnson
Parliamentarian (Appointed): Provides assistance to board members as needed. Ensures use of parliamentary procedure during meetings. Updates bylaws and standing rules when necessary.
Current Parliamentarian: Cory Barnard
You can contact a board member if you have questions about a specific role, or you can contact any member of the nominating committee if you have other questions.