North Springfield Elementary School PTA member in good standing is eligible to apply.  Nominations and elections are held annually between April-June.  Term begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. 

Lauren Thorne


Lauren has a second and third grader at NSES. 

The President serves a one (1) year term as present; Chair board and general meetings; Oversee fiscal compliance; Serve as a liaison with school administration or community partners; Check in regularly with officers and committees to ensure the overall plan is on target; Identify challenges and invite solutions; Familiarize with all PTA programs and resources; Represent PTA to the community; Recruit and mentor volunteers and future leaders; Volunteer at events. 

Chrissy McDonnell


Chrissy has a kindergartner, second, and fifth grader at NSES. 

The Treasurer serves a term of one (1) year as treasurer; Keep accurate records and submit written financial statements for meetings; Ensure an audit, financial review or compilation is done in accordance with the bylaws; Prepare an annual report to be used to review your PTA financial records; File 990 report to the IRS on time—if your unit is a 501(c)(3); Submit state-level reports and filings; Oversee proper handling of money, such as ensuring money is collected, counted, recorded and deposited promptly and appropriately; Ensure financial checks and balances are in place at all times.  

Robin Monin


The Secretary serves a term of one (1) year; attend all PTA monthly meetings (executive session and general session); record all meeting minutes; confirm local unit bylaws and amendments are updated; responsible for maintaining all PTA document repository and permanent records; taking attendance and checking for quorum (minimum of 10 PTA members who must be present to conduct business at a meeting) during voting; and present draft minutes to membership and solicit approval every month; participate in PTA school-wide events as necessary. 

Laurie Hoffman

VP of Enrichment

Laurie has a first and third grader at NSES.  

The VP of Enrichment serves  a one (1) year term as vice president of enrichment; Makes room reservations for PTA events and after school programs; Recruits chairs for each of the program committees; and provides support for program and their volunteers throughout the year.  Programs include:  After School Programs, Art Docent/Art Night, Back to School Supplies, Disaster Preparedness, Library, Book Fairs, Math Olympiad, Playground Volunteers, Reflections, School Play, Beaver-Thon, Fifth Grade Field Trip and Promotion Party; and Community Service.

Kristen Blackman Hohenstein

VP of Membership

Kristen has a second grader at NSES. 

The VP of Membership serves a term of one (1) year as vice president for membership; Develop, implement and coordinate an annual membership initiative focused on recruitment, retention and diversification.

Caryn Chmielewski

VP of Fundraising

Caryn has a 2nd grader at NSES.  

The VP of Fundraising serves a term of one (1) year as vice president of fundraising. Works with school volunteers, parents, students, staff and community members to oversee all fundraising activities for the PTA. Fundraisers may include large events like walk-a-thons, auctions and book fairs as well as ongoing efforts like BoxTops for Education, Receipt programs and others; Attend monthly board meetings and be an active member of the PTA; Develop and manage a sponsorship and procurement team and work closely with school administration to plan key fundraising dates; Delegate appropriate duties to volunteers and oversee all volunteer training; Motivate others with a strong sense of the fundraising goals and timeline.