NHE parents and faculty are very active in our PTA and truly help make our school an “EXEMPLARY” place to learn for our children. Please consider a volunteer role on the 2023-2024 PTA Board, and keep the tradition of excellence going! Please send an email to to express an interest in a board position or committee. Thanks for helping to make NHE the very best it can be!

The following volunteers will serve in the role for the 2023-2024 school year. Board members may serve in the same position for up to 2 consecutive years.


2023-2024 School Year


President Paige Delgado 
1st VP, Programs Melissa LaMantia 
2nd VP, Membership Anne Feeler 
3rd VP, Ways and Means Brittany Coggins 
4th VP, Projects Brooke Petosa 
5th VP, Communications Jenn LeBlanc 
Secretary Katy Spicer 
Treasurer Chelsea Walker 
Parliamentarian Open 



Arts in Education Marie Gill
Auction Michele Ginnard 
eNews Jenn LeBlanc 
Financial Reporting Michael Feeler
Hospitality Claire Scheihing 
Literacy/Book Fair Lauren Roberts 
Neighborhood Outreach Kristy Blevins
Outdoor Learning Environment John Bader
Parent and Member Engagement Rubria Marines-Price
Spirit Items Iqua Newell

Student Health and Services Shelby Presser


Tiffany Geffert

Volunteer Services

Parent Education/Advocacy

Janel Delfeld

Haley Hiscocks


Committee co-chairs

Literacy/Book Fair                         Open 

Future Falcon/

 Neighborhood Outreach                Chelsea Walker

Spirit Items                                     Tina Clinton

Technology/Website                       Tiffany Geffert

Hospitality                                       Maria Orfandis, Paula Hopper, Lindsay Duty




Fall Community Event Natalie David
Field Day Activities Michael Feeler 
Field Day Volunteers Trey & Tara Russell 
Future Falcons Kristy Blevins 
Hospitality Fall Open 
Hospitality Spring Open 
Library Events Lindsay Duty

Marquee Michael Feeler 
Multicultural Appreciation Molly Grills 
Partners Programs Shelby Presser 
Sixth Grade Activities Open
Student Aid Amy Flores
VIP Events Open 
Think Tank  Autumn Petersen  



Council Delegate 1  Derek Valz
Council Delegate 2  Eileen Ryan
Council Delegate Alt 1  Open 
Council Delegate Alt 2  Open 


Budget Committee 
Bylaws Committee 
Communication Approval 
Designated Funds 
eNews Article Submission 
Financial Reconciliation Committee 
Nominating Committee 
RISD Clothes Closet
RISD Safety & Security Cmt Rep 
Spanish Translation
Supply Sale 
Used Book Fair 
Volunteering, Think Tank, and   Homeroom Representatives
Website Updates 


PTA Documents

For information on PTA positions, rules, or operations, click on a link below:


2018-2020 David Sims

2017-2018 Ellen Yost
2015-2017 Heather Gray
2013-2015 Brenna Eager
2012-2013 Linda West
2010-2012 Natalie Yancy

2008-2010 Holli Maxwell
2007-2008 Kathy Watson
2006-2007 Jill Hance
2005-2006 Lynn Sullivan
2003-2005 Holli Maxwell
2002-2003 Janet Le Bel
2001-2002 Lynn Carlton
2000-2001 Jeanne Wilgus

1999-2000 Ann Stroth
1998-1999 Judy Smith
1997-1998 Robin Burch
1996-1997 Cindy Rea
1995-1996 Michelle Van Gilder
1994-1995 Patti Mitchell
1993-1994 Kay Swanson
1991-1993 Carol-Ann Bracken
1990-1991 Mrs. Bud Barta

1989-1990 Mrs. Mike Cooper
1988-1989 Mrs. Hardy Watford
1987-1988 Mrs. Jim Parish
1986-1987 Mrs. Jerry Ragsdale
1985-1986 Mrs. Rick Ostler
1984-1985 Mrs. John Price
1983-1984 Mrs. Charles Gough
1982-1983 Mrs. James Davis
1981-1982 Mrs. Carl McMahan
1980-1981 Mrs. Carl Giles

1979-1980 Mrs. Benny Brigham
1978-1979 Mrs. Jerry Bennett
1977-1978 Mrs. Gerald Casid
1976-1977 Mrs. Ben Dildy
1975-1976 Mrs. Lawrence Breinin
1974-1975 Mrs. Barry Epstein
1973-1974 Mrs. H. Glyn Jordan
1972-1973 Mrs. Barney Budow
1971-1972 Mrs. Alan Golden
1970-1971 Mrs. Bill Bradley

1969-1970 Mrs. Ralph McCann, Jr.
1968-1969 Mrs. Michael Anigian
1967-1968 Mrs. John M. Holladay, Jr.
1966-1967 Mrs. Don Weiss
1965-1966 Mrs. Eugene Lipstate


The Golden Apple Award is presented to a volunteer who has made a direct, positive influence in the lives of the children at NHE. 


2019-2020: Tina Menees

2018-2019: Eileen Ryan

2017-2018: Stephanie Cozby

2016-2017: Marian Roberts-Kreft and Cynthia Dowdey

2015-2016: Ellen Yost

2014-2015: Bernie Judge and Nigel Kreft

2013-2014: Teresa Harvey and Tric Sohosky

2012-2013: Lisa Hord and Charlotte Gruber

2011-2012: Wayne Levan and Laurie Osbourne

2010-2011: Natalie Yancy and Robin Stevens

2009-2010: Linda West and Judi Jones

2008-2009: Marcy Berry and Holli Maxwell

2007-2008: Mary Ellis and Pete Shannon

2006-2007: Nancy Stevens

2004-2005: Janet Le Bel

2003-2004: Julie Burcham

2002-2003: Jean Bond and Cheryl Derrington

2001-2002: Colleen Sprinkle and Carol Nicholas

2000-2001: Dinah Matthews and Bob Schellhorn

1999-2000: Starla Willis and John Peats

1998-1999: Christine Jones, Dr. Naresh Kumar, and Randy Testut

1997-1998: Cindy Fry, Doris Simonsen, and Ann Stroth

1996-1997: Robin Burch and Wes & Betsi Schaefer

1995-1996: Cindy Rea

1994-1995: John & Diane Hammond

1993-1994: Michelle Van Gilder

1992-1993: Mary Gottenkieny and Janet Martin

1991-1992: Martha Ackerman

1990-1991: Carolyn Labac

1989-1990: Marti McAdams

1988-1989: Pam Parish

1987-1988: Jene Buckner



Established in 2019, the Soaring Falcon Service Award is presented a volunteer or staff member who has demonstrated service to NHE, RISD, and other areas of the community at large over an extended period of time. 


2019-2020: Heather Gray & Lauren Hall

2018-2019: Prudence Simkin


Established in 2008 and named after our very own Cheryl Derrington, the C.H.E.R.Y.L. Award is presented to an NHE staff member who has demonstrated a continued and exceptional commitment to the comprehensive education of the students at NHE. 


2019-2020: Laura Patterson

2018-2019: Ishii Tavarez

2017-2018: Courtney Wright

2016-2017: Lauren Hall

2015-2016: Janet Ellis

2014-2015: Cassie Grant

2013-2014: Laurie Martini

2012-2013: Sophie Kranz

2011-2012: Tricia Wong-Buoy

2010-2011: Barbara Nolan

2009-2010: Cheri Scott

2008-2009: Linda Hubbard-Hesse

2007-2008: Cheryl Derrington



Established in 2019, the Falcon Forever Award is presented to a retiring NHE teacher, staff member, or volunteer in recognition of service and dedication to NHE students and families.


2019-2020: Karen Crowder

2018-2019: Barbara Nolan


The Honorary Life Membership in the Texas PTA Award is one of the highest honors that may be presented to individuals for outstanding service to children and youth. It is presented to a PTA member as described in Article V, Section 3 of the Bylaws who has contributed significantly to the development of the work of the PTA, has given of their time and ability in the interest of the young people of Texas, and is a PTA Member.


2018-2019: Eileen Ryan, Jordan Teeple

2018-2019: Laura Corder, Heather Gray

2017-2018: Janet Ellis, Roxxy Griffin, Bernie Judge


Prior to 2017, listed in alphabetical order:


Jana Allen

Marilyn Barta

Shell Bonesio

Virginia Boswell

Carol-Ann Bracken

Mabel Bradley

Ellen Breinin

Mary Brigham

Jene Buckner

Robin Burch

Gina Burns

Susan Casid

Dr. Vincent Cirillo

Shelley Cobbel

Carol Cohen

Maria Conroy

Nancy Davies

Cheryl Derrington

Lynn Dildy

Leslie Douglass

Mrs. Paddy Epstein

Bettie Fitzgerald

Cindy Fry

Mrs. Boots Golden

Barbara Goldstein

Cherri Gordon

Mary Gottenkieny

Kay Gough

Susan Graham

Ruth Henderson

Lynette Henselton

Linda Hubbard-Hesse

Lynn Hunzelman

Laurie Jones

Elaine Jonhson

Ann Jordan

Mrs. Glyn Jordan

Donna Kebabjian

Carol Kilman

Mary Ann King

Carolyn Labac

Janet Le Bel

Mrs. Jerry Levine

Gail Loos

Judy Lynn

Mrs. Andy Martin

Dinah Matthews

Holli Maxwell

Bobbi McCann

Mrs. C.R. McCormick

Debbie McEnaney

Jim McLean

Mr. and Mrs. Carl McMahan

Gay McNair

Linda McNeil

Charlotte Means

Kathie Mennel

Mrs. Tony Methentitis

Patti Mitchell

Betsy Morton

Laurie Osborn

Sherry Peart

Karen Perkins

Julie Price

Anna Priest

Sue Ragsdale

Kay Reynolds

Mary Rickard

Rudy Rogers

Barbara Schaffer

Amy Schellhorn

Bob Schellhorn

Phyllis Seegars

Phyllis Shaddock

Kathy Shannon

Pete Shannon

Doris Simonsen

Judy Smith

Nancy Stevens

Mary Jane Stewart

Kay Swanson

Linda Teetz

Yvette and Randy Testut

Tracey Thomson

Sandee Townley

Karen Watford

Frank Weaver

Ann Wessel

Linda West

Susan Wheller

Marilyn White

Kim Whitfield

Dr. Everett Williams

Starla Willis

Natalie Yancy

Elizabeth Zsohar

Janet Zsohar


The Texas PTA Extended Service Award is presented to individuals who have given outstanding service to Texas PTA and have been actively involved with Texas PTA for 10 years. The recipient must be a Texas PTA Life Member.


2019-2020: Prudence Simkin

2018-2019: Cheryl Derrington


The National PTA Life Achievement Award is the highest honor that may be presented to an individual, who daily lives out his or her commitment to children and goes above and beyond for all children, who acts as a tireless advocate for children’s education, health, and well-being.



The Crystal Apple Award was presented to people who volunteered in outstanding ways throughout the year. This award was presented dfat Northwood Hills between 1991-2005. 


2005-2006: Penni Lewis

2004-2005: Tony & Cindy Waldrop

2003-2004: Arva Tatman

2001-2002: Dick Miner

1998-1999: Jon Heber

1992-1993: Marilyn Moore and Pete Shannon

1991-1992: Vince Cirillo and Maria Conroy