About the PTO

Your Dennis PTO members are parents and teachers, just like YOU!


They are dedicated to making Dennis Elementary a pinnacle elementary school by helping provide community events, extracurricular programs, fundraising and memories that will last our kids a lifetime! 

To stay up-to-date on communications, please register with the JLD PTO Membership Toolkit App & Follow us on Facebook. Anytime you have questions, you can email jldpto@gmail.com, or just use the email form located at the bottom of the page. We know you'll love Dennis as much as we do and look forward to meeting your family this year!

Meet our 2021-2022
Board Members and Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs

*All events and activities are pending school and local gathering restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We REALLY need help though! Please, let us know if you would like any information on these committee positions or board positions for 2021-2022. 

  • Teacher Appreciation -  Mariana Llanos

  • Popcorn Fridays - yet to be filled

  • Box Tops - yet to be filled

  • PTO STEM Lab Activities Chair - yet to be filled

  • Dolphin Splash - yet to be filled

  • Audit Committee Chair - yet to be filled

  • Flyer & Mailbox Distributions - yet to be filled

  • Health & Safety - yet to be filled

  • Smoothie Day - yet to be filled

  • Food Drive - yet to be filled

  • CareShare yet to be filled

  • Santa Storeyet to be filled

  • Dolphin Ball - yet to be filled

  • Boys Event yet to be filled

We have many opportunities for leadership available, and would love to have your help. Many hands make light work. Please consider volunteering to make one of these sponsored days/activities happen! 

Board Members

  • Jennifer Colbert – President 

    • Jennifer is a 5th Grade mom, 3rd grade grandparent, and a veteran Dennis volunteer and board member! She has served as both Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator in previous years. We are grateful for her return to the PTO board this year in this very integral role!

  • Michelle Hudson - Vice President​ & Council Rep

    • Michelle is a 5th grade parent, mother of 2 whom also works full-time at Epic Charter Schools. She served as Vice President during the 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 school year. Join us in congratulating her and welcoming her back to the VP board position this year! 

  • Cristina Byrne - Treasurer

    • Cristina is a 2nd grade Dennis parent and new to the Treasurer position and the Board! She has been a valuable Dennis supporter and volunteer in past. After graciously stepping up when needed - she is our new hero! Please join us in welcoming Cristina to the board and the Treasurer position!

  • Makaria Zolbe - Secretary ​

    • Makaria is a 4th & 6th grade parent + veteran JLD PTO volunteer and board member. This will be her 2nd year as Secretary. Makaria served on the board as Homeroom Parent Coordinator during the 2018-2019 school year. She's served several terms as chair on different committees, including Dolphin Ball Chair for 2019-2020 and Box Tops Chair for 3 full years. She's also been the Dolphin Ball photographer for the last 2 years! Makaria works full-time for the City of Edmond. She loves watching her children grow as proud Dennis Dolphins. We are thrilled to have her dedicated spirit and stellar organizational skills in the Secretary position this year!

  • Charity Dawn Casteel - Volunteer Coordinator​

    • Help us welcome Charity to the school and her new highly involved role on the PTO Board!! We are so excited to have her!!! Next time you see her, thank her for jumping in feet first to JLD PTO and our school community!   

  • Katie Harless - Home Room Parent Coordinator​ and Teacher Liaison​

    • Katie is a 3rd grade Mom and seasoned Dennis teacher currently serving as our school's Literacy Coach! This is her 2nd year as Homeroom Parent Coordinator. We are excited to have her invaluable experience and point of view on our team!

  • Deidre Love Sullens – Webmaster

    • Deidre is a 5th grade mom, recent UCO Grad & Collegiate Scholar, and the Medera Park Social Scene Chair. She served as JLD PTO Vice President for the 2018-2019 school year, PTO President for 2019-2020 and Ex Offico for 2020-2021. She will continue helping as webmaster and assisting with tech aspect or online communications this year when needed. 


  • Mariana Llanos - Teacher Appreciation

    • Mariana is a mother of 3, and new this will be her 2nd year in the Teacher Appreciation role. *Mariana has mentioned an interest in co-chairing this position with another parent. If you are interested in sharing this role with Mariana, please let us know!

  • Anna Cottle/ Charlotte Robinson - Ex Offico

    • Anna & Charlotte served as the Board's Co-Presidents for the 2020-2021 school year. Anna is a 2nd & 3rd grade Dennis parent + a mother of 3! Charlotte is a 3rd & 5th grade Dennis parent + mother of 4! They have both been long time Dennis supporters, and dedicated volunteers. We are grateful to have them serve in this advisory position helping the Board this year.  

Our school is supported by a dedicated PTO that coordinates both volunteer opportunities and fundraising efforts to benefit our children and the school community as a whole. Funds raised are used to purchase the “extras” we want for our children that are not funded by state or local taxes. PTO also helps bridge the gap by providing essential classroom supplies and teacher resources.

Please consider joining the PTO - we are stronger together!

James L Dennis Elementary

 11800 James L Dennis Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73162

Office #: 405-722-6510