Congratulations to our newly elected 2024/2025 PTA Executive Board Members:

President: Kristin Lister

1st VP of Advocacy: Vacant

2nd VP of Membership: Karoline Leyva

3rd VP of Programs: Rachel Pearson

Treasurer: Jenn Rhatigan

Secretary: Kayla Marsh 

If you are interested in serving on the board or a committee  e-mail:

  You can play a vital role in the success of our programs and events at Clearwater Fundamental Middle School even if you aren’t able to be at school. PTA Board meetings are held before the monthly PTA General Meeting, at 5:00 pm, on the third Tuesday of every month and last 1 hour. Only the Executive Board is required to attend every PTA Board Meeting. Standing Committee Chairs attend when an event specific to their position is relevant or they can choose to come to every meeting. At CFMS, if you volunteer for at least one hour, in any capacity, you are exempt from the monthly PTA General Meeting (*Volunteer hours must be confirmed by office staff to receive PTA credit). The PTA success is only as great as the volunteers that get involved. 

2023/2024 Executive Board


Estelle Valsamis

1st VP of Advocacy

Kristin Lister

3rd VP of Programs

Sherri Amato

2nd VP of Membership

Dana Ennest


Jenn Rhatigan 


Michelle Schroll Canezo

Committee Chairs

Laura Daniels

Ways & Means

Estelle Valsamis


Lauren Thacker 

Hospitality Co-Chair

Meaghan Barrows

Spirit Wear Chair


Spirit Wear Co-Chair

Lori Robertson-Scalzo

Reflections Chair

Christy Livingston

Reflections Co-Chair

Jenn Stegura 

PTA Dances

Lora  Iosa

8th Grade Dance

Rachel Pearson


Erika Esche

SAC Representative

Anne Nurnberger

Technology Chair

Sean Schreiber

Male Engagement / All Pro Dads


Executive Board:

President - Oversees all other Board Members and is the liaison with the Principal. Prepares and facilitates 8 PTA Board Meetings Present budget for approval at first general meeting of the year, and present revised budget, if necessary at January general meeting. 

Treasurer - Attends PTA Board Meetings Receive and accurately maintain all PTA money in accordance with annual budget Provide monthly report to PTA Board Members File 990 with IRS Secretary (1 hour a month at PTA Board Meetings, 1-2 hours per month to complete assigned duties) Attends PTA Board Meetings Provide all board members with monthly PTA Board Meeting Agenda Keep accurate minutes of all meetings (Board and General) and distribute to Board members monthly 

VP of Advocacy  - Attends PTA Board Meetings Attends 2 PCCPTA Meetings to get credit for 2 mandated meetings The Liaison between the Pinellas County PTA Advocacy Chair. With his/her help, you set up a one time “Meet Your Legislator” event at CFMS. 

VP of Programs - Attends PTA Board Meetings At the beginning of the year, reach out and contact speakers to schedule for our meetings. Usually 3 or 4 speakers per year. Book of ideas and past speakers provided to you. Point person throughout the year with scheduled speakers to confirm and follow up with any needs of speaker before presentation. 

VP of Membership  - Attends PTA Board Meetings Process and track membership Most volunteering occurs the first 2 months of school.

Standing Committee Descriptions

SAC Representative - Attend PTA Board Meetings Compile Report for SAC Meeting approved by PTA President Report PTA Business at SAC Meeting.

Hospitality Chair - Organize and facilitate 3 main Hospitality Events for entire staff– Back to School Breakfast in August, Holiday Luncheon in December, and Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheons in May Can do little things during the year, if you would like (Valentine’s, Winter Soup Event) Hospitality Committee strongly suggested so Chair is not working alone. 

Technology Chair – Creates, maintains and updates PTA website Checks PTA emails and forwards to appropriate board member.

Spirit Wear Chair – Processes Spirit Wear orders. Maintains Spirit Wear Inventory.  Most volunteering occurs during the first part of the school year. 

Spirit Wear Co-ChairAssists the chair with Spirit Wear orders.  Helps maintain Spirit Wear Inventory. Most volunteering occurs during the first part of the school year. 

Reflections Chair - Work in conjunction with Mrs. Santangelo, Ms. Trotto, and Ms. Lakhani to process entries to this Nationwide Arts Competition. Takes place the first half of the year. 

Ways and Means Chair (Fundraising) – Organize our one major fundraiser for the school year Spring fundraiser optional, only if budget warrants Most volunteering occurs during the beginning of the school year. 

PTA Dance Chair - Organize, facilitate, and attend the Fall and Spring PTA dances How-to book is provided 8th Grade Dance Chair (15 hours per year) Organize 8th Grade Dance – Must be 8th Grade parent Organize design and sales of 8th Grade T-Shirt Most volunteering occurs at the end of the year Years of How-to books are provided.

Newsletter  Chair- Create Monthly Newsletter Should attend all PTA Board meetings to know everything that is going on Base newsletter is provided from previous year, you just update with current and any new information.

All Pro Dads - Provides opportunities for Dads to spend quality time with their children during the school year.