Pia Valenciano
Fundraising Committee Chair

Amy Ferguson


our leadership team

Ellen Sedrakyan
PTA - Financial Secretary/5th Grade Chair


The overall purpose of the Emerson PTA and Boosters is to make every Emerson child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

"We’d love to have all of our Emerson families join the PTA! Becoming part of the PTA helps bring advocacy and voice to children’s issues in our schools. It is also one way to connect with our Emerson School community. PTA welcomes everyone to participate in their child’s school experiences in big and small ways and is honored by any participation you can engage in. PTA is here to support you and your child’s journey through school. Please reach out if you have any questions about this amazing organization!”

                                                                                                           -Jen Almer-Johnson, Principal

Julie Turner

PTA Parliamentarian

Jackie Hackbarth
PTA-2nd VP of Programs/Fundraising Committee Programs Director


Emerson PTA and Boosters teams up with businesses committed to supporting our mission of serving all children by offering our members special discounts, fundraising opportunities and other unique deals.

Kate Mulligan

PTA Auditor/Fundraising Committee Volunteers Director


Dipali Patel
PTA President


Today’s Emerson PTA and Boosters is dedicated to empowering parents to make a difference in the education, health, and safety of Emerson’s children. Discover The PTA Advantage.

Ralph Emerson Elementary

Maya Cauble
PTA-1st Vice President Volunteers/Read-a-Fun Chair

Emerson Stars PTA & Fundraising Committee

Cristian Castillo

PTA Historian/Fundraising Committee Recording Secretary

Juliana Cho

PTA- 3rd Vice President Fundraising/VP of Fundraising Committee 

Leah Wood
PTA Recording Secretary

Joel Taylor

Fundraising Committee Finance Chair


Fundraising Committee is an organization that collects money for the school through various fun events and sales. Planned fundraising events this year include Read A Thon, a Square1 Art catalog fundraiser (related to your child's artwork), Dine Outs, Spring Book Fair, and various other fun opportunities to contribute to your child's elementary school experience. Our fundraising committee funds various programs for the school like grade level arts workshops, school assemblies and all 5th grade functions. We also hope to bring more Science enrichment experiences to our students this year and are very excited for what's to come. Every single student and family is automatically a member of fundraising committee so you don't need to do anything but participate in the events and enjoy the experiences that are provided

Arts Workshops: each grade level is provided with a unique arts experience. Our kinder students receive an African Drumming dance and music Workshop. Our 1st graders receive a music Workshop that helps to familiarize them with the various instruments and the tools they will need when they receive regular music instruction the following year. 2nd grade receives a magical dance workshop that gets the students moving their bodies to various styles of dance. 3rd grade receives a theater based workshop that teaches movement, stage presence and confidence through poetry. 4th grade receives a Shakespeare theater workshop where they also learn about movement and public speaking. 5th grade receives a dance workshop that will result in the dance the families will be amazed by during their promotion ceremony. Throughout a students time here at Emerson we are proud to have exposed the students to all these varied forms of art expression and see them grow through their experiences. 

School Assemblies: we have about 3 assemblies each year where we try to give the kids different experiences that will inspire them in some way. Our first assembly this year will be on Wednesday October 11th and will be a Science Assembly that we are hoping will inspire many budding scientists to enter our amazing Science Fair. We also hope to have an assembly or two that educate our students about various cultures. 

Crystal Glover

PTA Corresponding Secretary