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PTA Members and Volunteers

Oxford PTA Positions, 2023-2024

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2023-2024 Executive Board

  • President: Patricija Petrac

  • Treasurer: Angela Bryant or

  • Secretary: Greg Thomson

  • Vice President (Events and Fundraising Chair): OPEN

  • Second vice president (Communications): Shirley Huang

  • Third vice president (Classroom teacher/staff liaison):  Emily Ellingson

  • Fourth vice president (Diversity Inclusion Liaison): Kitshwa “Kiki” Genama 

  • Fifth vice president (Engagement): Selene Kaye

  • Historian: Ellie Smith

  • Parliamentarian: OPEN

  • Auditor: OPEN

  • Financial Secretary: OPEN

  • Principal: Elizabeth Cornwell

Support Team

  • Kindergarten Liaison/Welcoming Families:  Shirley Huang and Selene Kaye

  • Webmaster: Ian Umeda

  • Social Media Admin: Kat Firme

  • Classroom Coordinator Liaisons: OPEN

  • Oxford Gear: Mimi Ohta, Rachele Savola, & Bronson Frick

  • After School Liaison: Kitshwa “Kiki” Genama 

  • Green Team Lead: Matt Hirsch

  • Passive Fundraising: OPEN

  • Special Education Family Support: OPEN

  • Safety/Emergency Preparedness: OPEN

  • Food Drive Coordinator: OPEN

  • Teacher Representatives: TBD

Program Leads

Key Fundraisers

  • Read-A-Thon: Allyson Bogie, Shirley Huang, Jackie Overlid

  • Otterpalooza (Spring Fling and Raffle): OPEN

  • Toast to Oxford (Adult Mixer and Auction): OPEN

Community Building

  • Harvest Fair: Patricija Petrac, Anne Mayoral, Anne Eschtruth, Emily Jeffers, Hilda Valencia, Jane Atkins, Erin Kats, Koseli Cummings, Jaclym Estrella Mercede

  • Walk ‘n’ Roll to School Day: Matt Hirsch

  • Winter Dance: OPEN

  • Holiday Baskets: OPEN

  • Math Nights: Mr. Pistrang, OPEN

  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: Emily Ellingston, OPEN

Room Coordinators

Formerly known as "room parents," this vital role requires communication, social and organizational skills. A computer/ smartphone and Paypal and/or Venmo account for fundraising are also needed. A Classroom Coordinator is required for each classroom, acting as a communications bridge between the PTA and the parents/ caregivers in each class cohort. Messages are filtered through the Classroom Coordinator Liaisons.


Community building within classes and the grade level is also important. Liaising with the adjacent Classroom Coordinator at your grade level to set up outdoor all class/ all grade play dates (if conditions allow) or virtual get-together at the start of the school year to give an opportunity to build friendship and school spirit. Such events can be repeated if the interest is there. Additionally, they introduce new families to the class if they join mid year, creating a warm welcome to the Oxford Family.


During the regular school year the Calendar of responsibilities are roughly as follows:

  • Year Round - Encourage families to attend or volunteer to help out at various events, both fundraising events and social events.

  • September/ October - Fundraising - remind families of the Campaign for Oxford, which raises money to allow Oxford to offer PE, Art, Math Coaching, Science, Gardening and part of our enriched curriculum. 

  • September/October - Sign up for a Harvest Fair Booth and get volunteers to run your booth.

  • November - get excitement for Read-a-thon.

  • December - solicit funds/ drawings/ cards from families, to present to the class teachers as a Holiday appreciation gift.

  • January, February, March -  Solicit donations from Oxford families for the School Auction/ Community Party such as gift cards from small businesses, use of vacation homes, themed parties hosted by Oxford families, specialist skills and services and anything else worth bidding on!

  • February - encourage drawings/ cards from families for Valentines Day. If families decide to distribute drawings/cards, encourage them to do so for the entire class (optional)

  • May - participate and encourage class participation in Teacher & Staff appreciation week

  • June - solicit funds/ drawings/ photos from families, to present to the class teachers as an End of Year appreciation gift.

2023 - 2024 Room Coordinators

  • Kindergarten Ms. Lewis:  Noa Norman, David de la Peña, Steview Schwartz, Lisa Laidlaw

  • Kindergarten Ms. Ahmed: Jason Okonofua, Emily Fick-Comstock

  • 1st Grade Ms. McGilvery: Ian Dias

  • 1st Grade Mr. Danielson: Kelly Burkett

  • 2nd Grade Ms. Uk: Kelly Schwartz

  • 2nd Grade Ms. Vines: Beth Puno, Kaitlin Buenger, Keila Russel, Sarah Vared

  • 3rd Grade Mr. Della Penna: Jesse Sussell

  • 3rd Grade Ms. Nielson: Caroline Chan, Patricija Petrac

  • 4th Grade Ms Martin: Kevin Young

  • 4th Grade Ms.Holtzapple: Deidre Patterson, Anne Eschtruth, Jenny Jo

  • 5th Grade Ms. Omania: Anne Mayoral, Smriti Gupta

  • 5th Grade Ms. Inniss: Lori Panossian

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