2019-2020 Executive Board Member Bios

Beth Noon, PTA President

Beth's BioBeth Noon and her husband Jason have three daughters, Jillian (7th grade), Reagan (5th Grade) and Kaitlyn (3nd Grade). Beth has been an active PTA member at Gulledge for the past 8 years. She is currently serving her first 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. She serves as the School Supply Co-Chair for the Robinson Middle School PTA. Beth works part-time as a Megafformer Pilates Instructor at Studio 6 Fitness. In her free time, she enjoys running, Pilates, attending concerts, reading, and 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 members.”

 

Nalini Joshi, 1st Vice President, Programs

Nalini's Bio

Nalini Joshi and Manish Srivastava have two daughters; Sumati (Senior in Plano West High School) and Aditi (5th grade) and have been part of the Gulledge family for the past 5 years. Nalini is currently serving as VP Programs and her previous roles have included VP Ways and Means, After School Programs Chair, Color Run Coordinator, Committee Member for various PTA programs like School of Excellence, Nominating Committee, Financial reconciliation, Budget, Wish List, Gator Rock, Silent Auction, SAGE, Environmental, Hospitality, Book Fair; volunteer in school library & Maker space and a room parent. Nalini has a doctorate in Genetics and is involved with City of Plano’s Sustainability & Environmental Education Division as water, recycling & teaching ambassador, captain for creek cleanups, Master composter, and is a member of the Planning committee for Great American Cleanup. She is actively involved in Bal Mukund (Vedic school) & SPARK, a Youth club of the Radha Krishna Temple as a coordinator, Secretary of Plano West Debate Booster club, SBIC member and Co-leader of Girl scout troop 6601. She enjoys reading, travelling, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

 

"I joined Gulledge PTA to be a part of my child’s education and be able to support and help in making positive changes in the school. The Gulledge family (teachers, students, parents) embraced me with open arms and now Gulledge has become my second home. I have been able to instill in my girls the bliss you get in volunteering your time and energy by putting your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause. Love being a role model for them.”

Pamela Royal, 2nd Vice President, Communications

Pamela's FamilyPamela and Clayton Royal have two sons, Oliver (7th grade) and Miles (3rd grade) and have been part of the Gulledge family for 8 years.  Pamela is currently serving her second year as Vice President of Communications for Gulledge Elementary PTA.  Previous rolls have included 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 serves as both 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, 3rd Vice President, Ways and Means

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Erin and Kale Sears have three children, Finn (7th grade), Grey (5th grade) and Ainslee (2nd grade), and have been part of the Gulledge family for 8 years. Erin is serving in her first year as Vice President of Ways and Means for Gulledge Elementary PTA. Previous roles have included Newsletter Chair, Grade-level Coordinator, Field Day Coordinator, Spirit Stick Coordinator, Reading Program Coordinator, Treasurer, and President. Both she and her husband teach a lifegroup at Parkway Hills Baptist Church and 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, 4th Vice President, Membership

 

Andrea's bio

Andrea and Ryan Cunningham have a son in 4th grade at Gulledge and a daughter in Kindergarten. Andrea has been involved in the Gulledge PTA for the past several years. She is currently serving as VP of Membership and her previous roles have included Community Outreach Chair for the past two years, Scholarship Committee Chair, Limetime Member Selection Committee Chair, Color Run committee member, School of Excellence committee member, and room parent. Andrea is a Lice nsed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, a Certified Yoga Teacher, and co-founder of a private practice in Plano that offers traditional counseling services, mindfulness based counseling approaches, and yoga/meditation classes for anxiety and stress. 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."

 

Yulia McGlumphy, 5th Vice President, Volunteers

YuliaYulia and Mike McGlumphy have two daughters, Emma (Robinson 7th grade) and Laura (Gulledge 4th grade). Yulia has been involved with the Gulledge PTA  for six 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."

Maria Colquitt, Parlimentarian

 

Maria's FamilyMaria Colquitt, her husband Zaddie and daughter Ari (5th grade) have been a part of Gulledge since 2014.  Maria has been a member of the PTA since the beginning and is serving her first year as Parliamentarian.  Her previous roles included Hospitality Chair, Back-to-School Picnic Chair, as well as volunteering for various PTA sponsored school events.  Maria has been in advertising and marketing for the past 20 years and is a Director of marketing Strategy for RealPage.  In her free time she is a loud-cheering soccer mom as well as the assistant coach for her daughter's volleyball team.  

 

"Being a member of the PTA has allowed me to be actively involved in my daughter's education and the community.  I have gotten to know the wonderful teachers and staff as well as stay abreast of activities and information both at the school and district level."

Natasha Jankakas, Secretary

Natasha's FamilyNatasha, Matt (Her Husband), Cole (Son) and River (our late dog) moved to Texas four 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 held the Silent Auction Coordinator position in the past. Please let me know how I may assist you in any way!

 

 

Yvette Morehead, Treasurer 

Yvette's bioYvette and Ralph Morehead have a 5th grade Gator, Molly Kate, and a Robinson 7th grader, Ryan. Yvette has served as Library Coordinator, Wellness Chair, Budget and Financial Reconciliation Committee Member, Color Run Co-Chair and now Treasurer. She is a Tax Manager at Armanino LLP, a public accounting firm and she has been fortunate to be a CPA working part-time since her children were born. When not working, Yvette enjoys spending time exercising, reading, and taking walks with her disobedient dog, Cooper.

 

"I've been active at Gulledge since the Kinder playground play date where Ryan and I met one of our best friend families! I love being in the company of these well-respected and selfless parents, teachers and administrators who strive to do what is best for our children and I enjoy being in the know on school matters. I especially enjoy hearing from our Principal at the monthly Board meeting; If I know what is going on, I can decide how to participate more fully. I am happy to devote myself to the PTA as Treasurer this year because I not only have the skill set, but the desire to get involved at a higher level finally now that the kids are older."