Jackie Hackbarth
PTA Financial Reviewer

our leadership team

Julie Turner
PTA - Financial Secretary


The overall purpose of the Emerson PTA and FC is to make every Emerson child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children, to positively impact the lives of 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

Amy Ferguson

PTA Parliamentarian & Fundraising Committee Finance Chair

Elaine Hammel
PTA-2nd Vice President Programs


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), Walkathon, 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 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.

Kate Mulligan

PTA Membership Chair/Fundraising Committee Volunteers Director


Ralph Emerson Elementary

Cristian Castillo

PTA Recording Secretary


Emerson PTA and FC 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.


Dipali Patel
PTA President

Emerson Stars PTA & Fundraising Committee

Leah Wood
PTA Historian

Joel Taylor
PTA-Treasurer & 5th Grade Committee Chair

Crystal Glover

PTA Corresponding Secretary

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


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

Juliana Cho

PTA- 3rd Vice President Fundraising 

Pia Valenciano
5th Grade Committee Chair