Carlye Krohn – President
Carlye has a 5th grader at Chehalem and an 8th grader at Rachel Carson. She previously taught middle school language arts in the BSD, pre-school Spanish and high school in Bolivia. She and her husband founded a non-profit organization in 2005 to fund education for impoverished students in Bolivia. When not volunteering, she works at Great Harvest. This is her third year on the PTO Board. As President, Carlye oversees PTO operations, including the Green Team she started in 2019.
Crystal Jordan – Co-Vice President
Crystal Jordan is one of our Vice Presidents. She has a 1st grader and 4th grader at Chehalem this year. When she’s not volunteering at the school or working on PTO fundraisers, 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. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with fundraising, reach out to her!
Haley Brunner – Co-Vice President
Haley is the proud mother of Grant (5th grade) and Winston (2nd grade). She works as a Cardiac Sonographer, but also earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She is looking forward to serving on the PTO board as a fundraising coordinator and the Art Literacy coordinator. One of her biggest passions in life is art and sharing it with kids. If you have ideas, questions, interest in fundraising or doing art with your kids at home please email her. Go Mustangs!
Jill Glass – Volunteer Coodinator
Jill is the mother of a sophomore Chehalem alum and a 5th grader. She has been active within the Chehalem community since her son started kindergarten and this is her third year on the PTO Board. She has managed the monthly Walk and Bike Program at the school for 8 years and is a dedicated PTO and teacher volunteer. She has also volunteered in the Art Lit Program. Jill works as an author assistant providing independent authors with support in their business. In her free time, Jill enjoys reading, photography and spending time with family and friends. As Volunteer Coordinator, she is responsible for answering questions and filling volunteer needs at the school.
April Mertens – Treasurer
April is the mother of a 6 year old daughter and a 10 year old 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.
Shannon Byron – Secretary
Shannon is the mother of two boys; one in 4th Grade, and the other in 2nd. She spends her days as an accountant for an industrial tech company, and her evenings chasing the boys to baseball practice, as well as piano, swim, and hockey lessons. In her downtime, Shannon enjoys reading, Netflix, and camping. She absolutely adores the community that she, her husband, and their kids have found as a Chehalem family, 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.