Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

The Parents and Teachers of Buena Vista Horace Mann (BVHM PTA) is an all-volunteer group of parents, teachers, and community members who work together to positively impact the lives of the children and families of Buena Vista Horace Mann a bilingual, bicultural K-8 Community school (BVHM).

Our objectives are to:

  • Encourage school community, spirit, and pride through special events planned throughout the year.
  • Aid students, faculty, staff, and families by providing volunteer and financial support to further the mission of BVHM and secure for all youth the highest advantages in education.
  • To promote communication and strengthen relationships between home and school, that parents, teachers and administration may cooperate effectively in the education of children and youth.
  • To advocate for the betterment of our school and community and provide a forum for community members to share information on issues that impact our community.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so all donations are tax deductible.  We meet monthly and provide leadership for school community events and fundraisers. Join us!


Current Leadership/Contacts

Name / Nombre Role / Papel Email / Correo Electrónico
Naomi Jelks Co-Presidentes
Angeles Hernandez*
Erika McDonald
Mark McCaustland
Katie Taylor
Treasurer/ tesorero
Marisa Zuzga Parliamentarian/ Parlamentaria
OPEN Fundraising/procuración
Annabrooke Temple Fill The Jar Fundraiser/
colíder de llenar el jarrito
Bernice Casey Fill The Jar Finance Lead /
colíder de llenar el jarrito
Erika McDonald Kermes School Carnival/ Kermes
Naomi Jelks Read-a-thon Lead/Maratón de lectura
Shelia Nickolopoulos Grant Leads/ líder de las becas
Communications Committee
Bernice Casey Kinder Tour Lead/
líder de las giras de kínder
OPEN Room Parent Coordinator/
coordinador de los padres del salón
OPEN Room Parent Coordinator */
coordinador de los padres del salón
Whitney Rowe* Teacher Representative/
Representante de los maestros
 email Whitney
OPEN Tech Lead/Coordinator/
líder de tecnología
Rebecca Page SCRIP Program Lead /
líder de programa Scrip
OPEN T-shirt Lead /líder de vestidos

*Spanish speaker