2017-2018 Leadership Team
President: Melissa Czolgosz
Melissa is serving her 3rd year as President. She has two children, a 3rd grader at Pine River and a 1st grader at Bullock Creek. She is not native to Midland, but is a proud Creeker through and through. When not roaming the halls of BCEL or Pine River, Melissa can be found at home preparing for her next volunteer mission. Melissa loves to travel, spending time with family (especially her Mammaw), and to volunteer.
“My favorite part of PTO is the relationships I’ve formed. Each event, activity, and meeting has been such an incredible opportunity to get to know the teachers, staff, students, and parents of our Creek community!” -Melissa
Vice President of Events: Shari Frankland
Shari is serving her 2nd year as Vice-President of Events. She previously served 4 years at PTO Secretary taking copious amounts of meeting minutes. Shari has two children, a 6th grader at Bullock Creek Middle School and a 4th grader at Pine River Elementary. She loves cheering her kids on during their soccer and basketball games then relaxing with her family around the firepit they installed last summer.
“My favorite part of PTO is seeing the kids and families at the PTO events having a great time. It is also a great opportunity to be involved in the schools and help raise funds to improve our schools.” -Shari
Vice-President of Fundraising: Traci Wells
Traci is serving her 1st year at Vice-President of Fundraising. She previously served 2 years as Secretary compiling extremely detailed meeting minutes. Traci has three children, a 7th grader at Bullock Creek Middle School, a 2nd grader at Bullock Creek Elementary, and a soon-to-be preschooler. Traci loves 4-H, purple, peacocks, Christmas, Las Vegas, and Thursday evenings during Midland County Fair.
“My favorite thing about PTO is the excitement of the kids on Spirit Stick days and Popcorn Fridays!” – Traci
Treasurer: Kerry Bebeau
Kerry is serving her 3rd year as Treasurer. She has one son, a 4th grader at Pine River Elementary. Kerry is a photographer, specializing in High School Senior Portraits. Kerry loves to rock, especially to the Toadies.
“My favorite part of PTO would be volunteering at things that the kids are excited about, like book fairs and spirit stick days.” -Kerry
Co-Treasurer: Kelli Schindel
Kelli is serving her 1st year as co-treasurer. Kelli has six children, a junior and sophomore at Midland High, an eighth grader at Northeast, a fourth grader at Pine River, a second grader at BCEL, and a Nature 1st grader at Pine River. Kelli loves to spend time with her family, travelling, photography, and playing with her Mary Kay business.
“My favorite part about being in the PTO is getting to know other AMAZING parents and the WONDERFUL staff at the schools. I always look forward to the meetings each month, being in the schools, being there for popcorn Fridays, and the Spirit Stick Sales are an absolute blast!” -Kelli
Secretary: Kendra Reinke
Kendra is serving her 1st year as Secretary. She has two children, a 3rd grader at Pine River and a 1st grader at Bullock Creek.
Kendra loves to farm, camp, dance, and hang out with family and friends — there is nothing better!
“My favorite part of PTO is all the memories I help Creek families make. From the mother/son night and daddy daughter dance to the Creek Carnival, the joy I see on the faces of parents and kids makes it all worthwhile!” -Kendra
Volunteer Coordinator: Katie “Tall Katie” Auer
Katie is serving her 1st year as Volunteer Coordinator. She has two children, a 3rd grader at Pine River and a 1st grader at Bullock Creek Elementary. Through the PTO, Katie found her true calling: a mascot character. Katie has made Clifford the Big Red Dog come to life for several years. Katie loves to sing, dance, speak Spanish
“My favorite thing about PTO is getting the opportunity to help others and participate in fun events for our BC families!” -Tall Katie