Norman Rockwell Elementary's 2020/21 Board Members are listed below. Come say hello or contact us anytime and please join us at the upcoming meetings! The Board meets monthly - please contact any of us if you would like to attend a board meeting or bring something up for discussion.

General Membership Meetings are typically in the evenings...keep your eye on the Bugle for an announcement and please attend the General Meetings!  

PositionAbout

President

Elaine Bentzinger

president@normanrockwellpta.org

 

 

Elaine Bentzinger is Rockwell’s PTA President.  She has two children at Rockwell:  a son in the 4th grade, and a daughter in 2nd grade.  She volunteers in many capacities at Rockwell, including helping with reading and spelling in the classroom, being a room parent, and bringing Community Serve Day to Rockwell.

In her spare time, she loves being active – typically either hiking or enjoying Crossfit, and crafting.

She loves the community at Rockwell, and looks forward to engaging with all of you to make it inclusive and vibrant!

Treasurer

ToN Ratanaprateepporn

treasurer@normanrockwellpta.org

 

 
 
 
Hi, my name is Ton Ratanaprateepporn.  A father of two boys at Norman Rockwell.  My day time job is Software Engineering Manager, and I spend my weekend and spare time doing bookkeeping, budgeting, and payment for PTA.
 
I love snowboarding in the winter, coaching soccer in the spring, and cook Thai food in the summer.  Stop me anything if you see me around to talk about software, technology, investing, snowboarding, Thai food, or anything else.  Nice meeting you all.

Secretary

Melissa Chisholm

secretary@normanrockwellpta.org

This is my second year as Rockwell’s secretary. I have two daughters at Rockwell - 1st and 4th grade. Outside of volunteering at the school I can often be found out for a run or curled up with a good book.

VP Communications

Elizabeth Rosemond

communications@normanrockwellpta.org

bugle@normanrockwellpta.org

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth is Rockwell's Vice President of Communications. She has a 4th grade son at Rockwell, a daughter in the 6th grade at Redmond Middle School as well as 2 older daughters. She runs her own small handmade business and enjoys reading during her "down time".

VP of Fundraising

Juju Ratanaprateepporn.

fundraising@normanrockwellpta.org

 

 
 
Juju has two boys. Her 2nd grade is in Rockwell and her 3rd grade is in Einstein. This is her 3rd year in Rockwell. Last year she was a Membership Chair. This year she volunteered to be the Fundraising VP. 
 
Juju joined PTA board in 2018 with the Membership Chair role.
 
"It has been a great experience being involved with school PTA. Besides feeling good as I am giving back to society, both my kids are also very proud of me. So I encourage everyone to join PTA if you have a chance."

Director of Funds Allocation

Stacy Hatch.

funds@normanrockwellpta.org

Stacy Hatch is serving as Co-Funds Allocation Director. In her years at Rockwell, Stacy has filled many

Board roles - chaired community engagement events like Bingo, Dine Outs and Movie nights, was Box
Top and Spirit Wear Coordinator, President of the PTA for two terms which brought national
recognition to Rockwell via the “school of excellence” program and let’s not forget her time as a room parent, art docent and helping others with their events.
When Stacy is not volunteering at school, you will find her working at Rockwell as an IA (Instructional
Assistant). Her day job allows her to greet over 100 students/parents as a crossing guard, build
stronger readers and mathematicians and monitor lunch and recess.
“We have an amazing community that continues to bring people together, strengthening culture
awareness and building a strong partnership between parents and school. I encourage each of you to
volunteer!”

Co-Funds Allocation Director

Sivakumar Ananthakrishnan

funds@normanrockwellpta.org

 

 

 

 

Siva has a 5th grader and a 1st grader at Rockwell. Prior to funds, he was chairing the Lego after school program in the past few years. Busy as a software engineer during the day, likes to spend time with family, read books and spend time on fitness activities including playing otherwise. Happy volunteering at rockwell!

VP Volunteer Services

Gretchen Knapp

volunteering@normanrockwellpta.org

 

 

Gretchen is serving as VP of Volunteer Services.  She has two sons, one in 5th, one in 3rd.  She volunteers in and around the school and loves being in the classroom with the students.  While not volunteering at the school or wrangling her kids, you could find her out for a run, burning off steam!

VP Events

Denice Gagner

events@normanrockwellpta.org

 

 

 

 

Denice has two kiddos at Norman Rockwell - a daughter in 2nd grade and a son in Kindergarten. She works as a criminal defense attorney and loves to play poker on the weekends.

When she's not visiting clients in jail, she enjoys teaching art docent lessons to young students. She makes a killer grilled cheese sandwich.

VP Academic Enrichment

 Van Dao.

enrichment@normanrockwellpta.org

 

Van is serving as the co-VP of Academic Enrichment, focusing on after school programs. She has two sons in 4th grade and 1st grade. For the last 3 years since her first child started 1st grade at Rockwell, she has volunteered in various school activities such as helping with reading/spelling in the classroom, STEM Night, Heritage Night. This year she decided to join the board to contribute to the mission of providing Rockwell students with the most well-rounded education as possible. 
 
She loves Rockwell the most for its diversity. Having families from all over the world really makes Rockwell a vibrant and exciting community for both students and parents. 

VP School Services

Lani Lum

schoolservices@normanrockwellpta.org

 

Lani is the VP of School Services. She has a daughter in the 2nd grade at Rockwell and a 3 year old son who is excited to one day become a beagle! This is Lani's first year on the PTA and she's excited to become more involved in the community that makes this such a terrific school. Lani is also Senior Program Manager at Microsoft - currently working on the Flight Simulator team. 

 

Membership Chair

Karen Hernan.

membership@normanrockwellpta.org

 

Karen Hernan is long time Rockwell parent with two daughters, one in college and one in 5th grade.  As a stay at home mom, she enjoys volunteering at Rockwell when possible.  Karen was born and raised in western Pennsylvania, but has lived in Redmond for 16 years.

Disability Awareness Coordinator

Jamie Kivela

disabilityawareness@normanrockwellpta.org

My name is Jamie Kivela. I am married to Kris and we have 2 active boys who both attend Rockwell and one goofy chocolate lab named Prince. My M-F, 8-5 job is at an engineering firm where I work as a Lead Project Accountant  crunching numbers and reviewing contracts. My other job is being a fulltime mommy where I get paid with smiles and hugs. =) I've lived in Washington all my life with a brief time away attending Boise State on a golf scholarship. I love being around my family, going out with friends, working out, eating, crafting, and hanging out on Pinterest until the wee hours of the night. I love being a parent at Rockwell and look forward every year to being part of it's cute little school community!

Legislative Advocate

Mohamed.

legislativeadvocate@normanrockwellpta.org

Mohamed have two wonderful and active boys at Rockwell, one is in first grade and one in 4th grade. He is a software engineering manager at Microsoft, and he feels lucky and grateful to be part of the amazing Rockwell family. 

 

School Principal/Board Member Ex-Officio

Principal Michael Clark

 

 

 Meet our Principal Here!