MEET THE BOARD

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KRISTEN HARRIS
PRESIDENT

Kristen is serving as PTO President as of January 2021! She and her husband Ryan have two boys, Cole (2nd), who is in the dual-language program, and Max (Pre-K 4s). She absolutely adores Caldwell and its staff and incredibly dedicated teachers, which is why she's so passionate about supporting the school in any way she can. Kristen is an enneagram type 1 and former middle and high school teacher who is taking a break this year to stay at home with her boys but keeps busy by continuing her education, working out, and subbing occasionally. 

If you haven't met Kristen yet, be sure to say hi when you see her! 

Reach Kristen at caldwellptomckinney@gmail.com.

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SECRETARY

This position is available! Email us if you're interested!

The two main parts of this role are creating the agendas for and taking notes ("minutes") at our meetings. 

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JONI PEARSON
VICE PRESIDENT

My husband, Vivin, and I have a 3rd-grade daughter, Paige, at Caldwell this year. I enjoy family, friends, the Rio Grande Valley, the beach, and volunteering at Caldwell.

 

I am looking forward to serving as Vice President this 2021/2022 School Year.

In 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 I served as Box Top Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Room Parent Lead.

 

Please Text me at 956.929.9281 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer for recess duty:)

MELISSA KNOERNSCHILD
TREASURER

Melissa is excited to serve as your PTO treasurer for the 2021-2022 school year. Her daughter Charlotte is in the dual-language program in 3rd grade, and her sister Lydia is in 1st grade. Melissa is currently a stay-at-home mom. Her husband Caleb is an engineer at Raytheon and is the leader of Dads Of Caldwell Elementary (DOCE).

Melissa would love to chat with you anytime, and you can reach her at melissaknoe@gmail.com or 919-451-0719

ALLISON MONROE
MEMBERSHIP & SPONSORSHIP 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! 

You can reach me at allison@syraj.com or 469-510-7056

NICOLE VALENTINE
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Nicole has a second-grader, Naomi, at Caldwell Elementary and has served on the PTO board for three years. Nicole and Naomi really enjoy the dual language program and the Caldwell community. Nicole is a Project Manager with JP Morgan. Nicole started her career in the banking industry with Smith Barney and has worked in other industries such Real Estate, Construction Management, and Telecommunications as a Project Manager as well as running her own business as a Consultant. 

Nicole can be reached at nicolevalentine45@gmail.com

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MIRIAM CHRISTMAN
CO-VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Hola! My name is Miriam. I am a mom of 3 kids: Joaquin 9, Lucas 6, and Sofia 3, and wife to my wonderful husband Weston. Not only am I a Caldwell parent, but I’m also a high school teacher here in MISD. I've been teaching studio art and advanced placement art history throughout most of my 12 years here in MISD.

Originally from Mexico and living in Texas, I grew up in a bilingual household where my family put so much effort into keeping the Spanish language in the home. As a parent, I value bilingualism greatly and want to bestow that gift onto my children. I proudly tell everyone that my children are in dual-language here in McKinney and that pride is also what made me want to join PTO.

We have so much passion for this school and its programs that I just want to involve myself with the teachers, offer help, and really just get to know other Caldwell parents in hopes of building community. I hope I get to meet you soon at one of our many Caldwell PTO events, or maybe our kids' next play dates!

Kristen is looking forward to serving as the co-Volunteer Coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year. She and her husband have two daughters who attend Caldwell. 

KRISTEN PEREIRA
CO-VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR