2020-2021 Executive Board Members
Beth Noon, PTA President
Beth Noon and her husband Jason have three daughters, Jillian (8th grade), Reagan (6th Grade) and Kaitlyn (4th Grade). Beth has been an active PTA member at Gulledge for the past 9 years. She is currently serving her second year as President for the Gulledge Elementary PTA. Her previous roles have included, VP of Programs, Kindergarten Coordinator, First Grade Coordinator, Hospitality Co-Chair, Secretary, School Supplies Chair as well as a participant in various other committees and volunteer opportunities. Beth is an active member and volunteer at her church, Christ Church Plano. Beth works part-time as a Lagree Fitness Megaformer Pilates Instructor at Studio 6 Fitness. In her free time, she enjoys running, Pilates, attending concerts, reading, entertaining and spending time with her friends and family.
“I joined the Gulledge PTA to have a hand in the elementary education my daughters were receiving. My biggest take away has been the great relationships I have made with the teachers and staff and the amazing friends I have met that are also active Board Members.”
Pamela Royal, 1st Vice President, Programs
Pamela and Clayton Royal have two sons, Oliver (8th grade) and Miles (4th grade) and have been part of the Gulledge family for 8 years. Pamela is currently serving her first year as Vice President of Programs for Gulledge Elementary PTA. Previous rolls have included VIce President of Communications, Vice President of Membership, Book Fair Chair, Fine Arts Coordinator, Grade-level Coordinator, Square-1 Art Coordinator, After School Programs Coordinator and a contributing member to many other committees and groups. Pamela is also an active member of the Robinson Middle School PTA where she currently serves as 8th Grade Celebration Coordinator, previously serving as School Store Co-Chair and Hospitality Co-Chair. Pamela is an active member and volunteer at her church. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, cycling, exercising, crafting, reading, watching movies, researching anything and spending quality time family and friends.
"I joined PTA because I loved being a stay-at-home mom and wanted to seek a way to stay involved and make a difference in their daily lives at school. My first experience volunteering at Gulledge was with Book Fair back when my oldest was in Kindergarten; the idea that I was promoting literacy and catching glimpses of my boys in the hallways had me hooked. My boys recognize the difference I am making and are proud to have me working for them at school. I've made the best of friends volunteering with the PTA, and while we may differ in our employment status and/or the amount of time we have to give, our dedication to our school is the same. Our Parent Teacher Association really does provide a unique opportunity to connect with faculty and staff and truly have an impact on our students day to day lives."
Erin Sears, 2nd Vice President, Communications
Erin and Kale Sears have three children, Finn (8th grade), Grey (6th grade) and Ainslee (3rd grade). They have been part of the Gulledge family for 9 years. Erin is serving in her first year as Vice President of Communications for Gulledge Elementary PTA. Previous roles have included Newsletter Chair, Grade-level Coordinator, Field Day Coordinator, Spirit Stick Coordinator, Reading Program Coordinator, Ways and Means, Treasurer, and President. Her family attends Christ United Methodist Church and loves to serve as a host family to exchange students. Both she and her husband are active volunteers with Cub Scout Pack 200 and Scout Troop 999. Erin works from home as a pharmacist with IngenioRx. She spends her free time running, traveling, playing Words with Friends and cheering for her Longhorns.
"Being active with PTA has been a vital part of my days at Gulledge since 2012 when Finn started kindergarten. It is an easy way to feel part of the community and feel at ease with the place and the people my children spend the majority of their day. Gulledge PTA serves as an active partner with the faculty and staff to optimize our children’s educational experience and promote a positive environment."
Andrea Cunningham, 3rd Vice President, Ways and Means
Andrea and Ryan Cunningham have a son in 5th grade at Gulledge and a daughter in 1st grade. Andrea has been involved in the Gulledge PTA for the past several years. She is currently serving as VP of Ways and Means and her previous roles have included VP of Membership, Community Outreach Chair, Scholarship Committee Chair, Lifetime Member Selection Committee Chair, Color Run committee member, School of Excellence committee member, and room parent. Andrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, a Certified Yoga Teacher, and co-founder of a counseling practice in Plano. Andrea is an active member of her church and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
"I joined Gulledge PTA when my son was in Kindergarten in order to become a member of the school community. I value education and wanted to demonstrate this to my child. I wanted to know about the school, support the amazing teachers and staff, and also contribute to the education of all children within the community through PTA programs and donations of curriculum specific materials to the school."
Sheetal Gandhi, 4th Vice President, Membership
Sheetal and Nirav Gandhi have a son in 3rd grade at Gulledge. Sheetal has been involved with the Gulledge PTA for 2 years as an active volunteer and committee member in various PTA events. She has served as Classroom Support Coordinator and School Supplies Coordinator. Sheetal is currently serving first year as Vice President of Membership. She is a certified software developer and worked in the private sector before becoming a stay-at-home mother upon moving to states. She enjoys biking, travelling, and spending quality time with her family.
“I joined Gulledge PTA to be a part of the system in which my son is getting his educational foundation. Being part of the Gulledge PTA made me believe this is the best way to show my child the value of education and contribute my best to his education. It also allows me to support amazing teachers and staff for contributing their best for community.”
Yulia McGlumphy, 5th Vice President, Volunteers
Yulia and Mike McGlumphy have two daughters, Emma (Robinson 8th grade) and Laura (Gulledge 5th grade). Yulia has been involved with the Gulledge PTA for seven years as a volunteer and committee member for numerous PTA events; serving as the School Supplies Coordinator for two years and currently serving as the Vice President of Volunteers. Yulia holds a CPA licence and worked in both public accounting and private sectors before becoming a stay-at-home Mom after her children were born. In her free time Yulia enjoys cooking, crafting, and hanging out with her family and her pets, cats named Oscar and Dinah and dog named Russell.
"Becoming a member of the Gulledge PTA means I get to know and help the school and the teachers who work tirelessly to create a positive and nurturing environment for my children. Being a presence at the school means I can contribute ideas and actions to advancing my children's education and emotional well-being through various PTA sponsored programs and events."
Amy Saloma, Parliamentarian
Amy and Mickey Saloma have two sons, Mark (8th grade) and Daniel (5th grade) and have been part of the Gulledge family for 6 years. Amy is currently serving her first year as Parliamentarian for Gulledge Elementary PTA. Previously, she served as Social Media Chair for 2 years as well as volunteered in the classrooms and book fairs. Amy is an active member and Sunday school teacher at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Amy works full time at Texas Health Resources as an IT manager over all of their outpatient clinics. She excels at sarcasm and memes and enjoys traveling, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
"I joined PTA because I wanted a connection to my sons’ school and get to know other parents. Also, my mother was a teacher and I learned from an early age just how much teachers can do. I enjoy being able to contribute in a small way to help make their jobs better. I love how much our PTA does for our kids and think it is an invaluable resource to the school."
Natasha Jankauskas, Secretary
Natasha, Matt (her husband), Cole (son) a 5th grader and River (our late dog) moved to Texas five years ago. We moved to Texas from Portland, OR to find a great family-oriented city and community. We absolutely found that in Plano and at Gulledge. Currently, she holds the Secretary position and 5th Grade Coordinator and has held the Silent Auction Coordinator position in the past. We had added 2 dogs Sherman and Katy to their family. Matt is a General Manager at a hotel. Natasha is an Events Director at IIAD (Insurance Association). We have loved being involved in the Gulledge community! Please let me know how I may assist you in any way!
"By joining the PTA Board and Committees it has given me a greater understanding on how we can effect change for all of our children. It has given me the opportunity to be able to interact with our families and the amazing staff. I am grateful to be involved."
Samantha Mass, Treasurer
Samantha and Jeremy Mass have two sons, Jacob (11th grade) and Xander (4th grade). She has been a part of the Gulledge family for 4 years. Samantha is currently serving her first year as Treasurer for Gulledge Elementary PTA. Previous rolls have included Environmental and SAGE/Diversity. Samantha also served as the Booster Club Treasurer for the Choir at Jasper High School. Samantha is an active member and volunteer at her church where she works with the youth. She also has a full-time job as a controller for a national home builder. Prior to that she worked in public accounting as an auditor for 11 years. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, playing games with her family and friends, hiking and traveling.
"I joined PTA because I wanted to be a part of my child's education. I also loved seeing my little nugget in the classroom, library or the halls when I volunteer."