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About the PTO

Your Dennis PTO members are parents and teachers who are dedicated to making Dennis Elementary a pinnacle elementary school by providing community events, extracurricular programs, funding and  memories to last a lifetime.  

Meet Our 2019-2020
Board Members and Committee Chairs 

 Meet our 2022-2023 
 Board Members and Committee Chairs 

Committee Chairs

  • Teacher Appreciation -  Allison Petty

  • Popcorn Fridays - Amber Anthony

  • Box Tops - Brooke Corntassel

  • Dolphin Splash - Brooke Corntassel & Allison Petty

  • Food Drive - Brooke Corntassel

  • Dolphin Ball - Makaria Zolbe

  • Flyer & Communication Distributions - Brooke Corntassel/ Charlotte Robinson/ + you if you can! 

  • Santa Store - Allison Petty & Amber Anthony

  • Boys Event yet to be filled 

  • Health & Safety - yet to be filled

  • Smoothie Day - Afshan Khan 

  • Care Share - Michelle Hudson

We have many opportunities for leadership available, and not all committees/chairs are listed above. Please consider joining our team!

Board Members

  • Deidre Love Sullens – President & Council Rep

    • Deidre is a 3rd grade mom, UCO student, AIS Treasurer/Secretary for the UCO Chapter, a Medera Park Committee Chair and Collegiate Scholar. She served as JLD PTO VP for the 2018-2019 school year, and is new to the president position. 

  • Michelle Hudson - Vice President​

    • Michelle is a 3rd grade parent, and works as a project manager at Epic Charter Schools. We're very excited to have her as a new addition on the board this year! 

  • Vicki Davarpanah - Treasurer

    • Vicki is a 3rd grade & pre-k Mom, and also runs a business from home. Vicki is a veteran JLD PTO volunteer, but new to the board this year and we so very greatful to have her expertise!

  • Vici Townsend - Teacher Liaison​

    • Vici is a 4th grade teacher at Dennis. We are so grateful for her dedicated work at the school and participation on the board. 

  • Jennifer Colbert – Secretary/ Communications  Officer

    • Jennifer is a 3rd Grade Mom, 1st grade grandparent, and new to the Board this year! Please join us in welcoming her! 

  • Da'Onne Bolden – Volunteer Coordinator

    • Da'Onne is a 1st Grade Mom, a sales representative at Loves Corporate Office and new to the Board this year! Please join us in welcoming her! 

  • Amber Anthony - Home Room Parent Coordinator​

    • Amber Anthony is a 3rd Grade Mom, and a franchise owner of Mosquito Joe. She's long been a dedicated parent volunteer, the Popcorn committee chair and is new to this position on the board! 

  • Disty Simpson – Fundraising Ambassador

    • Disty is a 4th grade Dad, the executive chef at The Manhattan and the Co-director of Fill My Basket. This is a new position and we're very happy to have Disty part of the team! Please join us in welcoming him! 

  • Summer Morley – Ex Officio

    • Summer is a 3rd & 1st Grade Mom, who is the marketing executive at First Financial Group of America. Summer served as the JLD PTO President during the 2018-2019 school year, and is gifting us with her unique expertise by serving in this role. 

  • Allison Petty - Teacher Appreciation

    • Allison is a Navy Mom and a 5th Grade Mom, who owns and manages The Back Alli Hair Salon. She's a veteran parent volunteer, has served on both on the board and in committe chair positions for the JLD PTO in previous years. We are very grateful to have her with us! 

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 2022-2023. 

  • Teacher Appreciation -  

  • 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 Store - yet to be filled

  • Dolphin Ball - yet to be filled

  • Boys Event - yet to be filled

Board Members

  •  – President 

  •  - Vice President​ & Council Rep


  • 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!

  • - Secretary ​

  •  - Volunteer Coordinator​

  • 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!

  •  Iona Cunningham – Webmaster


  •  - Teacher Appreciation

  • - Ex Offico

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