TEAM – Leadership & Committees


Contact information for PTA Board members and/or Committee Chairs is available in the Escondido Directory.  (Note: the directory is password protected, accessible only by members of the Escondido community).

Many events that take place at school and virtually are the result of many hours of work from our dedicated parent community.  Thank you to all of the volunteers listed below who help make Escondido such a wonderful community for our children and families.

Executive Board

  • President:  Julia Murphy-Chutorian
  • Executive Vice President:  Amie Franconi
  • Treasurer:  Deborah Kalembar
  • Secretary:  Lakeshia Williams 
  • Parliamentarian:  Claudia Schweikert
  • Auditor:  Christopher Torres
  • Historian:  Anna Saccheri
  • VP Fundraising & Parent Education:  Verdere Philpot
  • VP Events/Volunteers:  Jill Paldi  
  • VP Communications:  Rachel Croft

Committee Chairs

Community Building Events
  • Back to School:  PTA Board
  • Book Fair:  Anna and Chris Saccheri
  • Book Fair/Spanish:  Loreto Ponce de Leon, Kristina Toland, Gloria Gonzalez
  • International Fun Fair:  Nancy Felch
  • International Parade of Nations:  Need Volunteer
  • Last Day Fair:  Need Volunteer
  • Talent Show:  Christine Klenow
  • PTA Ice Cream Challenge:  Verdere Philpot & Deborah Kalember
  • Community Fundraisers (Tacolicious, amazonsmile, escript, etc): Need Volunteer
  • PiE Representatives:  Julie Wissink
Community Outreach
  • Entering Kinder Welcome Committee:  Jill Paldi, Anna Saccheri and Verdere Philpot
  • Escondido Wear Coordinator:  Amanda Ross
  • Community Service:  Beto Bracho
  • Family Science Night & Science Fair:  Beto Bracho, Chris Philpot, Eran Bendavid
  • Parent Education Coordinator:  Chris Philpot & Need Volunteer
  • Black History Month/MLK Day:  Verdere Philpot
  • Garden/Plant Coordinator (Sprouts):  Beto Bracho
  • Family Math Night:  Brenda Dampier
  • Geography Club:  Need Volunteer
  • Green Team:  Rebecca Navarro
  • Grade Level Room Parent Coordinator:  Need Volunteer
  • Staff Appreciation Week:  Need Volunteer
Health and Safety
  • COVID Supply Coordinator : Need Volunteer
  • Bike Rodeo:  Rachel Teetzel and Amy McCarter
  • Traffic Safety Liaison:  Cynthia Cataldo Boos
  • Walk/Bike to School Day:  Kara Baker
  • What’s App Groups for classrooms:  Rachel Croft &
    Jill Paldi 
  • E-news:  Rowena Ona
  • Konstella Administrators:  Rachel Croft & Need Volunteer
  • Technology PTA Guru:  Need Volunteer
  • Yearbook Coordinator:  Anna Saccheri & Julia Murphy-Chutorian
  • Escondido PTA Website:  Berdine Yuan