Open Board Positions:

President-in-Training – Our current President will be stepping down at the end of the 2022-2023 (current) school year. We are seeking one or more people willing to shadow the current President and take it on the position for the 2023-2024 year.  The PTO President oversees the board, leads monthly PTO meetings (writes up agendas), communicates directly with school staff to coordinate events, helps the board in any capacity needed, signs checks, and more.

Treasurer-in-Training – Our current Treasurer will be stepping down at the end of the 2023-2024 (next) school year. We are seeking someone to shadow and train with the current Treasurer and take on the position for the 2024-2025 year. This role includes the use of Quickbooks to manage income, expenses, and to reconcile the books.  They go to the bank to deposit money, communicate with staff and board members to fulfill reimbursement needs, help to make the budget, and provide a quick report of budget-to-actual status at the monthly meetings.


2022-2023 Sitting Board Members

Crystal Jordan – President

Crystal has a 6th grader at Cedar Park Middle School and 2nd grader at Chehalem.  When she’s not volunteering at the school or working on PTO stuff, she’s working as a pre-kindergarten teacher at A Child’s Way Preschool in Beaverton. She enjoys baking, reading, being outdoors, and watching her children do what they love.  As President, Crystal oversees PTO operations.  If you have any questions or would like to get involved, reach out to her!

Position will be available in the 2023-2024 school year.

Lindsey Chase – Vice President

Bio & pic coming soon!

Erica Vo – Volunteer Coordinator

Erica Vo is mom to a Portland Timbers loving 4th grader and a book obsessed 7th grader.  She is a clinical psychologist who works in a local school district.  Erica enjoys volunteering in the schools and served as volunteer coordinator at her children’s previous school.  In her free time she enjoys reading, going on adventures with her kids, scrapbooking, and photography. As Volunteer Coordinator, she is responsible for answering questions and filling volunteer needs at the school. Contact Erica for any volunteering questions you might have!

Position will be available in the 2024-2025 school year.

April Mertens – Treasurer

April is the mother of a 3rd grade daughter and a 7th grade son. April is currently a stay at home mom. She enjoys cooking and knitting. April started attending the PTO meetings when her son started kindergarten to learn about school events and programs at Chehalem and meet other parents. April has served on the Chehalem PTO board since June 2016 briefly as secretary and currently as Treasurer. As Treasurer, April is responsible for creating the PTO budget and managing the books and reimbursements. If you have any questions regarding how your fundraising dollars are spent, please contact April.

Position will be available in the 2024-2025 school year.

Shannon Byron – Secretary

Shannon is the mother of two boys; one in 6th grade at Cedar Park Middle School, and the other in 4th grade at Chehalem.  She spends her days as an accountant for an industrial tech company, and her evenings chasing the boys to baseball and swim practice.  In her downtime, Shannon enjoys reading, Netflix, and camping.  She absolutely adores the community that her family has found at Chehalem, and enjoys aiding its students and faculty through the PTO board.  As Secretary, Shannon is responsible for keeping meeting minutes and maintaining the website. She is happy to answer questions about what was discussed during meetings.

Position will be available in the 2024-2025 school year.


2022-2023 Non-Board Positions

Monica Wilkerson – Member-at-Large

Monica has a daughter, Angel, who is in grade 4. She loves the outdoors and volunteering in the school as much as she can.  As a member at large, Monica’s role is to help the PTO with any tasks.

Position is always available for multiple individuals.

Sia Papageorge & Jasmine Ortiz – Co-Popcorn Lead

Jennifer Strider & Abbey Orton – Co-Art Literacy Coordinator

***If you would like to learn more about helping with Popcorn or Art Literacy please email volunteer@chehalempto.org to be connected with the leaders.