MEET THE BOARD

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MELISSA KNOERNSCHILD
PRESIDENT

Melissa is excited to serve as your PTO president for the 2022-2023 school year. Her daughters Charlotte and Lydia are in the dual-language program in 4rd and 2nd grades. Our family values the friendships we've made at Caldwell and all of the fun we've had through PTO events. When we're not at school, you'll probably find us on the softball field. 

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ANNELIESE GRIEGO
TREASURER

Anneliese is looking forward to her first year joining the amazing Caldwell community and the opportunity to serve as the PTO Treasurer. She and her husband, Mike, have been life-long Dallas area residents, met at UTD, and enjoy board games and their chiweenie Roscoe. Their only child, Christie, is entering kindergarten in the dual language program. By day, Anneliese works in compliance for an investment firm and in her free time also volunteers with the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

She is excited to serve the PTO in the coming year with such a dynamic group of dedicated individuals dedicated to improving the lives of the children, teachers and staff, and parents of Caldwell. Having several years of Spanish in school, she loves that speaking other languages opens a window to the rest of the world. She believes that strong relationships within a diverse community is a foundational piece of being a good citizen. Her family is so excited for the opportunity to learn Spanish and continue to grow.

MIRIAM CHRISTMAN
CO-VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Miriam will be serving as volunteer coordinator for the second year in a row. She is a former art teacher from McKinney ISD and her husband is an Air Force veteran. They have 2 kids currently attending Caldwell in 5th grade and 1st grade, as well as 1 preschooler at Spanish School House. 

Originally from Mexico, growing up speaking Spanish and English at home, she knew the privilege and necessity of instilling the same experience on her own children. Her family has been so happy to be part of Caldwell's Dual Language program, and they look forward to all the fun events coming up this year!

JAZMINDA RYAN
CLASS HELPERS CHAIR

Dr. Jazminda Ryan is happy to serve as the Class Helpers Chair.  She is a nonprofit professional and an advocate for education and criminal justice in McKinney. She has a 2nd and a 3rd grader attending Caldwell and has been an active Class Helper since her oldest son was in kindergarten. 

 

Jazminda has enjoyed the opportunity to play an active role in her children’s Caldwell experience and is looking forward to continuing to support Caldwell’s teachers and students in the 2022-2023 school year. 

 

If you would like to be a Class Helper at Caldwell this year, please email CaldwellPTOmckinney@gmail.com 

ALLISON MONROE
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
FUNDRAISING CO-CHAIR

I am a mom to 4 active kids and an entrepreneur. My crew puts a high value on strong community ties and equal opportunity for all children. Being an active part of the PTO makes it easy and fun to build relationships for the whole family and to have an impact on building a strong school community. The relationships we’ve build at Caldwell will have a lifelong impact (cheesy but true:)
This year I am membership and fundraising chair for the PTO. We have a great team of parents and grandparents and would love for you to join us! 

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PRISCILA CUERVO
VICE PRESIDENT

Priscila is eager to be serving as the 2022-2023 Vice President and to be part of such a wonderful and dedicated organization. Her husband works as a healthcare worker (Nurse Anesthetist) and both stay very busy raising and traveling with their 3 kids ages 6, 4, and 1. Mateo is a 1st grader in the dual-language program and Diego and Valentina attend Spanish Schoolhouse. Priscila is dedicated to providing as much support as she can to create life-long memories and success for our children. She is a passionate realtor and when she is not working or doing family activities, she enjoys practicing yoga and exercising. 

  

Priscila and her husband embrace their native language, culture, and traditions from Mexico and Colombia into their daily lives. They believe that parents’ positive involvement is pivotal for the success of our children and feel so thankful to work towards this goal along with the PTO team. 

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JENNIE SAMUELL
SECRETARY

Jennie will be serving Caldwell elementary as PTO secretary for the 2022/2023 school year and is looking forward to being part of such an uplifting organization and serving along side an incredibly talented and dedicated team. 

 

Jennie and her husband have 3 kids currently attending Caldwell in 4th grade, 1st grade, and Kindergarten and co-own a media company based out of McKinney.

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KRISTEN PEREIRA
CO-VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Kristen is looking forward to serving as the volunteer coordinator for a second year. She and her husband are the proud parents of two Caldwell students (4th and 2nd grade). By day, she works as a curriculum specialist for an education-focused, Dallas-based non-profit. 

 

She enjoys the opportunity to positively affect the educational experience of Caldwell students while being part of an enriching and dedicated school community.  

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PAIGE DUNGAN
FUNDRAISING CO-CHAIR

Paige is excited for her first year being a part of the PTO and co-serving as fundraising chair with Allison Monroe for the 2022-2023 school year, raising awareness and funds for the school. 

Her son Pierce will be attending in the dual-language program for Kindergarten, and she is thrilled to serve her new school community this coming year. Paige is an entrepreneur and agency owner, and her husband Clinton is a business consultant for EY. She loves to connect with parents, moms, anyone looking to get involved with the school, so please reach out to her anytime.