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Meet the PTO Board

    Jessica Scanlan - President

     This is Jessica's third year volunteering on the Highlands PTO board. Jessica is looking forward to another fun, successful year supporting Highlands students, staff, and families!


    Missy Myers - Treasurer

    This is my first year on the PTO board and I am looking forward to having a great and fun year for all the parents, teachers and students.   I will have 2 kids attending Highlands this year, Aiden that will be entering the 2nd grade and Hunter who will be a kindergartener!!!

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    Jessi Curtis - Communications Specialist

    This is my first year serving on the PTO Board but have been involved at Highlands Elementary as a room parent for the past two years.  My eldest is off to middle school this year and my daughter is in 5th grade.  I'm looking forward to a fun 2023-2024 school year and getting to meet you all!

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    Julia Roberts - Co-Volunteer Coordinator

    Hi, I’m Julia Roberts (yep, just like the actress!). Two of my girls will be Highlands Hawks this year. This is my first year on the board, & I will be working as a Volunteer Coordinator. I have a background in elementary education, and am looking forward to working with students & families again through this new role on PTO. We already have some great events in the works this year. I can’t wait to meet more of the Highlands community through our many fun volunteer opportunities!

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    Brittany O'Brien - Recording Secretary

    This is my second year volunteering on the PTO board.  I will have a 2nd grader and kindergartener at Highlands and a baby on the way!  I am looking forward to all of the fun school events 

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    2023-2024 PTO Board

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    Ashley Papalia - Co-Vice President

    I truly enjoy being part of an incredible group of parents dedicated to making Highlands great for our children! This next year is going to be so fun and I look forward to meeting all of you! 


    Tigran Gonzales - Co-Vice President

    My name is Tigran Gonzales and this will be my first year on the PTO board as Co-Vice President.  I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work alongside all the amazing parents, families and faculty of Highlands Elementary. I will be receiving my degree in Interior Design, specializing in Commercial Hospitality this upcoming December 2023. Our family has had the privilege of calling Erie Highlands our home since 2016, when there was nothing, but 2 streets and you knew everyone at the mailbox!  

    We have a 5-year-old daughter, named Gabriella who will be attending Kindergarten this year and can’t hold back her excitement! It has truly been a wonderful experience watching our neighborhood grow with the addition of Highlands Elementary and all the wonderful families from the surrounding communities. I can’t wait to meet our Highlands Elementary families and staff. We are going to have a fabulous year all around! 

    Please don’t hesitate to say hi and thank you so much for this opportunity! 


    Sarah Slaton - Fundraising Coordinator

    Hi, I am Sarah Slaton and this is my first year volunteering on the board. I am so excited to be more involved with working with such an amazing school! I have two girls at Highlands this year- a third grader & a kindergartner. I have a background in non-profit work with children in Missouri, & I am looking forward to working more with kids again! 

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    Laura Hartzell - Co-Volunteer Coordinator

    This is my first time being a PTO board member and I am very excited to support our fantastic school throughout the next year. Originally I am from Germany and I've been living in the US since 2011 after I met my husband. We have two kids, Lani (3rd grade) and Leo (Kindergarten) and love living in Erie.


    Debbie McKeon - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    My husband is Liam and my daughter is Dylan, starting kindergarten. I’m from NY originally and come from a large family. I’ve been in CO since 2014. I love it here. I’m excited to help and be a part of my daughter’s school experience. 

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