2018-2019 Executive Board Member Bios
Erin Sears, President
Erin and Kale Sears have three children, Finn (6th grade), Grey (4th grade) and Ainslee (1st grade), and have been part of the Gulledge family for 7 years. Erin is serving her second year as the President of Gulledge Elementary PTA. Previous roles have included Newsletter Chair, Grade-level Coordinator, Field Day Coordinator, Spirit Stick Coordinator, Reading Program Coordinator, and Treasurer. 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 Anthem. 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."
Beth Noon, 1st Vice President, Programs
Beth Noon and her husband Jason have three daughters, Jillian (6th grade), Reagan (4th Grade) and Kaitlyn (2nd Grade). Beth has been an active PTA member at Gulledge for the past 7 years. She is currently serving her second year as the 1st Vice President of Programs for the Gulledge Elementary PTA. Her previous roles have included, 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, as well as a previous employee. She serves as the School Supply Co-Chair for the Robinson Middle School PTA. 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, 2nd Vice President, Ways and Means
Nalini Joshi and Manish Srivastava have two daughters; Sumati (Junior in Plano West High School) and Aditi (4th grade) and have been part of the Gulledge family for the past 4 years. Nalini is currently serving her second year as VP Ways and Means and her previous roles have included Chair for After School Programs, 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 ambassador, captain for creek cleanups and Planning committee for Great American Cleanup. She is actively involved in SPARK, a Youth club of the Radha Krishna Temple as a coordinator, VP of Jasper Theater 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.”
Josh Yost, 3rd Vice President, Volunteers
Andrea Cunningham, 4th Vice President, Membership
Andrea and Ryan Cunningham have a son in 3rd grade at Gulledge and a daughter scheduled to join the Gator family in the fall of 2019. 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, Color Run committee member, School of Excellence committee member, and room parent. Andrea is Licensed 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 involved in her daughter’s preschool, 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."
Shirley Aguilar, Parliamentarian
Shirley Aguilar and her husband Jonathan Sieders have one child, Maritza (5th grade), and have been part of the Gulledge family for three years. Shirley is serving her first year on the PTA board as the Parliamentarian. Previous roles have included volunteering for the Book Fair and numerous classroom events. Both Shirley and her husband have been active volunteers with Gulledge events through the years as well as the North Texas Performing Arts. Shirley serves as the Secretary of the North Texas Performing Arts Management Board. Shirley works from home as a training and management consultant. She spends her free time playing board games, attending community theater events and performances and traveling as often as possible.
"I truly enjoy working with the PTA team and am so proud to be a part of the Gulledge Elementary Community."
Rose Wright, Secretary
Rose and Shaun Wright have twin fourth graders, William and Lilley. Rose is currently the Secretary for the 2018-2019 Gulledge Elementary PTA. While this is her second year as secretary, she is also serving as the Library Coordinator and has served as Parent Coordinator in prior years. She is originally from Long Beach, California and relocated to the Dallas area in the summer of 2010. Rose looks forward to meeting new Gulledge PTA members and working with the dedicated folks that make up the Gulledge family.
"Being involved with the Gulledge PTA has given me an opportunity to work with a great group of energetic parents as well as a great school staff to make a difference in my children's school experience. I love how the positive impact of the PTA has carried on to our students, many of whom look forward to their own Student PTA involvement."
Yvette Morehead, Treasurer
Yvette and Ralph Morehead have a 4th grade Gator, Molly Kate, and a Robinson 6th 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."