The success of our PTO would not be possible without the work of our leadership team. Each of these individuals donates their time and talents to make Radiant Elementary a great place for our students.

Questions, comments and volunteers are always welcome. Please contact a committee chair by emailing

Board Positions

Co-Vice Presidents: Sara Flynn, Sarisa Placzek and Tiffany Uittenbogaard 

Treasurer: Monica Christensen

Creates (along with the Co-Vice Presidents) and maintains the PTO budget. Works
closely with the VPs and all committee chairs on all budget issues. Disburses checks and
submits deposits, while working closely with the District Treasurer.


Activities: Mindy Carmichael and Julie Gaffey

Responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating family and school events that promote community throughout the year. Some examples would be a Movie Night and Spring Carnival. A Science and Art Fair will also be offered for students to participate in.

Apparel Sales: Cori Pieters

Organize and work with the design, ordering and distribution of apparel sales.

Book Fair: Kelsey Dickey, Jenna Torgerson and Katie Klohs

Works with the Librarian to schedule, arrange, set-up, tear down and staff the book fair twice a year at conference time.

Classroom Coordinator: Amy Presley

Recruits homeroom parents and provides the homeroom parent guidance to support the teachers and the classroom through classroom parties, volunteer or supply needs.

Communications: Ashley Prine and Amanda Olson

Manages the communication and membership of Radiant PTO with attention to keeping the Radiant staff, parents and students feeling welcome and informed at PTO meetings and events and through various media.

Conference Meals: Evelyn Malone and Kristen Johnson

Coordinates the meals for teachers during the Fall & Spring conferences including planning, set-up, tear-down and purchasing supplies as needed based on the budget.

Fundraising: Sarah Towns

Coordinates PTO fundraising activities (Fun Run primary event) and events
throughout the year to support the PTO budget in supporting the Radiant Elementary.

School Supplies: Anna DeWaay

Coordinates the order of the school supplies with the District PTO and the distribution of supplies before school starts.

Staff Appreciation: Ashley Kievits

Organizes small ways to show appreciation to all staff throughout the year. Creates a special week of events/treats for the staff during the first week in May (School Staff/Teacher Appreciation week).

Yearbook: Emily Brott and Cari Wasmund

Works with the Radiant staff, homeroom parents and the yearbook printing company, to create a quality yearbook.

Restaurant Nights: Ali Currie

Work with local restaurants in the summer to schedule Radiant Fundraising nights. Plan, advertise and follow up on each event.

Striders: Amy Presley

Works with the KidStrong Inc. to organize the Striders program and implement all aspects of keeping track of miles throughout the year.