Officers and Committees



Paola Bueche

PTA President
(512) 791-0330

Medwyn Price

Vice President
(512) 296-0311

Melanie Tolen

(512) 762-3086

Chris Traganos

VP Operations
‭(617) 401-7551‬

Jennifer Lyon

VP Fundraising

Ashley Aarons

Ashley Aarons

VP Membership
(979) 324-3091

Melissa Miller

VP Educational Enrichment


Sonja Hartley



Jessica Donald

Diversity and Inclusion Chair

Dana Stauffer


Lauren Ross

(512) 659-6823

Teacher Representatives


Chelsey Boris

Teacher Representative #1
(Grades K-2)

Terri Rollins

Terri Rollins

Teacher Representative #2
(Grades 3-6)


Elisabeth Wilborn

Teacher Representative #3
(Special Areas)

Administration Representatives


Please let Paola Bueche (512-791-0330) know if you are interested in serving on any of the below committees.

The Arts Across Lee

This committee will look for ways to add/layer new opportunities for our kids to be exposed to creative expression. Committee will synthesize existing practices and work with teachers and staff to implement new creative projects, installations, etc. Coordinate submission of work to the TXPTA Reflections program.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety

Work with Lee administration and parents to promote safe bike riding to and from school.

  • VACANT, Coordinator – Help Wanted!

Box Tops

Promote, collect and mail in all the Box Tops submitted by school supporters in exchange for cash for Lee.

  • VACANT, Coordinator – Help Wanted!

Chess Club

Coordinate Lee’s after-school Chess Club on Thursdays in the Library

Copy Cats

Help support teachers and staff by making copies, laminating and doing other tasks in the workroom.

Community Partnership

Select and coordinate community service activities for Lee Students and families. Work with our sister school Widen Elementary.

Cultural Awareness Committee

This group of parents and caregivers will work closely with the school to promote understanding across racial, ethnic and cultural differences.

  • VACANT, Chair

Financial Committee

Budget and Finance Committee, and Financial Reconciliation Committee

  • VACANT, Chair, Financial Reconciliation Committee
  • Melanie Tolen, Treasurer
  • Carey Kerrigan, Deposits Administrator
  • Rosemary Stewart, Checks Administrator
  • VACANT, Reports and Records Administrator
  • Lauren Ross, Fundraising Events Accountant
  • Mehul Sheth, Stripe Accountant
  • Lily Altstein, Venmo Accountant


Coordinate the PTA fundraising efforts among Lee families and corporate partners. Funds raised from the following efforts comprise Lee’s annual philanthropic success, including: Box Tops, Roadrunner Rally, Directory Ad Sales, Fun Run, Halloween Carnival, Lee Live, and merchandise (see individual committee listings for roster).

Fun Run Committee

Coordinates our fun run fundraiser in the fall.

Go Green

Coordinates recycling and waste management efforts at school including the Hallway Recycling Center, Party Packs at classroom events, etc.

Grade Level Coordinating

Grade Level Coordinators facilitate communications between teachers and parents and help organize volunteers for grade specific activities like class parties, Geography Day and field trips.

Halloween Carnival

Organize the late October carnival and haunted house including ticket sales, food vendors, candy and prizes, and games.

History Committee

Gathers, archives, and summarizes materials from PTA and school activities in order to preserve and recognize work done in the past, to provide context for current projects, and to inform decisions for the future.


Provide food and gifts, as appropriate, to Lee teachers and staff in appreciation for all they do throughout the year.


Maintain and improve Lee’s landscaping and tree health, including coordinating several workdays throughout the year.

  • VACANT, Coordinator – Help Wanted!

Lee Live

Organize and execute Lee’s annual spring Live Music, Community Fundraiser and Auction

Lee Creates

Organize, compile, produce and print Lee’s annual kids art/poetry/writing publication.

Lee Olympics

Assist P.E. Teacher in organizing field day in April, including refreshments for athletes.

Lee Parents Support Special Needs

This is a group for parents and caregivers who have an interest in supporting and furthering the educational and social experience of kids at Lee Elementary with special needs.


Assist librarian in coordinating volunteers and other activities. Coordinate one Scholastic book sales events a year with proceeds benefiting the library.

Lost & Found

Organizes and reunites lost items with their owners. View posts on Facebook.

Nominating Committee

Work with current administration and Executive Board Committee to highlight and present potential candidates for the PTA Executive Board. Duties take place prior to the spring vote on board members.

  • VACANT – Elected by Membership

Roadrunner Rally

Coordinate, promote and run the annual “cash up front” fundraiser at the start of school.


Liaison with Principal Hewlett. Coordinate meetings and volunteers to run (2–3 per semester) campus improvement days. Recruit members to help coordinate with other committees on collaborative activities (Carnival, Noche Latina, etc.). Coordinate social events with other parents.

  • VACANT, Coordinator – Help Wanted!

Science Fair

Work with Lee’s Science teachers to coordinate the science fair activities including recruiting judges, scheduling volunteers, acquiring ribbons, and running the event. Science Fair rules and guidelines.

  • VACANT, Chair – Help Wanted!

Student Directory

Oversee, update and produce Lee’s online and printed directory including data collection, advertising, layout, marketing, and distribution. Engage in social media.

Teacher Appreciation

Ashley Aarons, Chair

Transfer Family Welcome Committee

Organize social gatherings for families transferring into Lee.


Oversee, update, and maintain Lee’s website including management of content.

  • VACANT, Coordinator – Help Wanted!

World Voices

The World Voices Committee mission is to help all international families integrate into our Russell Lee community. Russell Lee embraces cultural diversity and in doing so we want to find more ways to share our international families culture! Please contact the committee chair if you’re interested in volunteering. If you speak another language, we are always looking for translators to update our welcome package for international students/parents.


New to Lee for 2018 this LGBTQIA+ support group is still building a plan of work for the year and recruiting a chair.

  • VACANT, Coordinator – Help Wanted!