Executive Board Members 


President - Sam Henning 

1st Vice-President - Cory Kiefer        2nd Vice President - Valerie Brown

Treasurer - Johnna Mente                   Secretary - Beth Hess

Principal - Jessica Chavez

Committee Chair Positions

The following are positions of annual and ongoing events + activities that help support our elementary school.

If you see and are interested in an OPEN position to chair or have 5 minutes of your time to help single program, please let us know.  

Open Positions:

Spring Fling,  Breakfast + Balloons, 5th Grade Advancement, 4th Grade Advancement, Special Ed Liaison

BoxTops/Free Money

Help DCES PTA collect extra  money through scanning BoxTops, corperate programs or AmazonSmile!

Michael Rowan

Breakfast + Balloons

Coordinates the ABQ Aloft Event at DCES, with hot air balloons departing from our school  + organizes food.


Families in Need

Help organize support for families in need.

Lynette Karulkar

Community Partners

Help to organize community spirit nights at local business

Teresa Brotherton

Desert Ridge Liaison

Representative at both schools' PTA  to help coordinate with both.

Jill Leckbee

Madison Liaison

Representative at both schools' PTA  to help coordinate with both.

Kelly ONiell


Coordinates the Fall Jog-a-thon to  raise money for school necessities/activities

Megan Honsowetz
+ Jenny Berka

Spring Fling

Help to organize and coordinate a Spring Carnival for local families.


Library Liaison

Help the school Library organize the Fall/Spring Bookfair.

Jill Leckbee

Money Processor

Counts and records money. Help to complete paperwork for incoming PTA Funds.

Julie Ashcroft

Holiday Grams

Oranize  holiday wishes that students can give to one another.

Student Council

Instructional Council

Parent representative on the school's Instructional Council during the year.

Jill Leckbee

Original Artwork

Coordinates an art project with the Original Artworks company for ordering gifts with student's artwork.

Miranda Bordina


Coordinates treats for school sponsored events, such as Spelling Bee and Welcome Back Breakfast.

Denise Noonan

Panther Wear

Help to organize, design, and sell school paraphernalia throughout the year.

Stacy Vicenti


Help to keep the PTA on track and following all rules.


Picture Coordinator

Help to coordinate school picture day at DCES.

Joy Galvan

Science Fair

Coordinates the yearly Science Fair (winter).

Misty Carty

Special Ed Liaison

Representative of our Special Ed community ensuring working together sp all needs are met.


Runner's Club

Facilitate our after-school runners program.

Johnna Mente

5th Grade Farewell

Help to organize a final Good Luck Send Off + Party for the outgoing 5th graders


Staff Appreciation

Coordinate gifts, treats, and meals for the staff at our school

Sam Henning


Provides treats for Staff Birthdays each year.

Jill Leckbee

Teacher Wish List

Collect Wish Lists from teachers + keeps available for parents!

Melissa Eaton

Family STEM Night

Help to coordinate a night of science and math activites at our school

Valerie Brown

4th Grade Hospitality

Coordinates treats for the incoming 5th grade class advancement


Social Media

Upkeep of website + keeps social media up to date.

Johnna Mente



Develop, publish, and distribute the yearly DCES yearbook

CeCe Moore

Dennis Chavez Approved PTA Bylaws