Our Vision

West Collierville PTA's purpose is to be a  powerful voice for all children, a resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.

Our Purpose

To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.

  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.

Our Values

Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.

Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.

Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.

Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.

Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.

  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.


Meet the Team

Beth Robbins

School Principal



Valarie Thomas

VP Programs

Trina Curry

Co- Chair, Ways & Means

Janell O’Leary

VP Communications

Charissa Derieg

Co-Chair, Public Relations

Nancy Griffin

VP Cultural Arts

Sarah Jerge

Co-Chair, Hospitality

Deidre Sharp

VP Student Advocacy

Tosha Holmes

Chair, Anti-Bullying

Meg Harris

VP Beautification

Kira Durham

Chair, Room Parents

Yvonne Gamblin



1st VP 

Lindsey Mackey


Heather Guiliano

Co-Chair, Ways & Means

Diana Thornton

Chair, Website

Ana Hinajosa

Chair, Email Distribution

Meg Harris

VP Beautification

Jena Turfler

Co-Chair, Hospitality

Lisa Mitchell

VP Student Advocacy 

Nancy France

Chair, Student Activities Liaison

Brittany Holmes

Co-Chair, Beautification

Kimberly McNutt

VP Volunteers

Joshua Mogle

Chair - DOGS (Dads of Great Students)

Melissa Gunter


Neetu Singh

VP Ways & Means

Leslie Richardson

Co- Chair, Ways & Means

Lori Hendry

Co-Chair Ways & Means

Kim Morrise

Chair, Library Support

Melanie Powell

VP Health & Safety

Jessica Penke

VP Hospitality

Dawn Criner

Co-Chair, Hospitality

Lisa Goodin

Chair, Membership Records

Christi Durst

C0-Chair, Hospitality

Katie Toombs

Co-Chair, Beautification

Lisa Bowlin

Co-Chair, Library Support