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

Allison Harpel

Assistant Treasurer

Janell O’Leary

VP PCommunciations

Megan Macri

Co-Chair, Public Relations

Lori Hendry

Co-Chair Ways & Means

Stephanie Watson


Sarah Jerge

Co-Chair, Hospitality

Candice Busby

C0-Chair, Hospitality

Ana Hinajosa

Chair, Email Distribution

Melanie Powell

VP Health & Safety

Meg Harris

VP Beautification

Sharlot Arndt

Chair, Membership Records

Joshua Mogle

Chair - DOGS (Dads of Great Students)

Yvonne Gamblin


Brandy Lindsay


Diana Thornton

Chair, Website

Nancy Griffin

VP Cultural Arts

Neetu Singh

Co-Chair Ways & Means

Jessica Penke

VP Hospitality

Christi Durst

C0-Chair, Hospitality

Kimberly McNutt

VP Volunteers

Casey Long

Chair, Health & Safety

Nancy France

Chair, Student Activities Liaison

Brittany Holmes

Co-Chair, Beautification

Lindsey Mackey


Kira Durham

Chair, Room Parents

Melissa Gunter


Valarie Thomas

VP Programs

Charissa Derieg

Co-Chair, Public Relations

Tosha Holmes

Chair, Cultural Arts

Leslie Richardson

Co- Chair, Ways & Means

Jena Turfler

Co-Chair, Hospitality

Lisa Mitchell

VP Student Advocacy 

Lori Laughner

Chair, Teacher Morale

Kelly Leavy

VP Membership

Katie Toombs

Co-Chair, Beautification

Kim Morrise

Chair, Library Support

Dana Whitworth

Co-Chair, Room Parents