OUR MISSION

Welcome to the Highland Arts Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Our PTO has a long history of providing support for the teachers and students at Highland Arts by helping with costs of classroom supplies, teacher support, school programs, building and playground equipment and school improvements.

Each year, the PTO has a variety of fundraisers and the proceeds are put directly to use for enhancements to the classrooms, curriculum, and school grounds that otherwise would not be possible. Such programs include: Accelerated Reader, enrichment money for each class, library books, field trips, building and grounds enhancements, classroom supplies, and recreation items for recess.

OUR BOARD

Shana Bereche

President

Shana has been a Highland parent for the past two years, with three of her children attending Highland this year. This is her first year serving as PTO President. She is looking forward to the challenge and is excited to continue to support Highland’s parents, teachers, staff, and students.

Shana is married to her husband Justin of nine years and they have four children together, Sloane, Talon, Leighton, and Slade. She is an attorney working as a claims consultant for a local insurance company. In her spare time, Shana can be found at her kids various activities. She loves the arts and the focus Highland places on arts integration!

Vice President

Cami Mitzen is taking on the role of PTO Vice President. She loves volunteering in the classroom, planting and nurturing our school’s Garden, being involved in our Highland Arts Plays and being a Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor. She is married to Justin Mitzen and together they love, laugh and have fun with their two kids Brytin (10 yrs old) and BreElle (14 yrs old).

For work Cami is a Flight Attendant for American Airlines. She has been flying the friendly sky for over 20 years. In her free time Cami enjoys snowboarding, hiking, traveling and camping with friends and family. What drives her is believing and seeing the Highland Arts community is a force for good for our kids and future generations.

Cami Cottrell-Mitzen

Tina Reitzel

Treasurer

Tina is serving her second year as Highland’s PTO Treasurer. Her daughter, Ayla, will be a fifth grader at Highland this year and her other daughters, Raeanna and Morgan, both attended Highland from kindergarten through sixth grade.

This is Tina’s tenth year as a Highland Arts parent and she loves the awesome volunteer opportunities and ways to be involved in her three daughters’ educational experiences.

She’s excited for another fun year on this amazing team!

Contact Tina: contact highlandartspto@gmail.com

Secretary

Paulett has one child that attends Highland Arts; he’s going into first grade.  This is her first year serving as Secretary.  She will continue to serve as the PTOs webmaster.

Paulett is married to Brandon, of 8 years.  They have one child, Desmond.  She is an Information Systems Manager for a local manufacturing company.  She spends most of her time involved in STEM hobbies.

Contact Paulett: highlandartspto@gmail.com

Paulett Greer-Sutton

GET INVOLVED

MEETINGS

PTO meetings are a great mix of administration, teachers, parents, and community leaders. We would love to have you attend and share your great ideas. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month, at 7:00pm in the Highland Arts Media Center.

VOLUNTEER

Our events, programs, and school just would not be the same without you. Your time and donations are always very much appreciated and help to make Highland Arts great. If you would like to help, please contact our coordinators.

EVENTS

PTO is always working to keep you up to date on all of our events, programs, and fundraisers. Be sure to check the events calendar to make sure you’re not missing anything!