PTA Leadership

Who are we?

Meet your 2016-17 PTA Board Members…

Lisa HattenLisa Hatten / President

I have two daughters, Ally – 5th grade and Nora – 1st grade. Our family has benefitted more than we ever imagined from attending our neighborhood school.  Being an International Baccalaureate School is a huge bonus. And, we love Vernon’s welcoming and inclusive culture. During the previous six years I have been involved in a variety of roles including PTA Vice President, Communications Chair, two years as the Auction Marketing & Operations Coordinator, two years as  Auction Chair, and last year’s Carnival Coordinator.  I am super excited to work with our fabulous  administration, staff, community volunteers and all the wonderful parents and kids., (503) 880-0116

Janet Strong / Vice-President

This is our family’s 4th year at Vernon. Our daughter Lily is in the 3rd grade and our daughter Zoe is in the 1st grade. We have been in the Vernon neighborhood since 1996. I am a part time business manager for a local real estate firm, a part time Computer Applications Instructor at PCC and spend the rest of my time with my family, volunteering at Vernon and enjoying my many hobbies. My husband, Adam Strong, is a High School Digital Arts Teacher. It was a pleasure to serve on the board as treasurer for the last years and host Vernon’s First Annual Makers’ Fair. I am looking forward to another great year. We love our neighborhood and school community. Go Owls!, (503) 329-6985

todd-greene-familyTodd Greene / Treasurer

We can hardly believe it, but this is our family’s 11th year at Vernon.  Our freshman in high school began in PreK when that was part of the offering.  Now, we still have two boys at Vernon, one in Middle School (6th) and the other in 5th.  I have been involved with volunteering all over the school for these past years from being on the board as President and Vice President to working in the classroom, field trips, grounds improvements, auction signups, and Run for the Owls.  Obviously, we have enjoyed our time here and have found a wonderful community.  We have loved how so many people are involved with their kid’s education experience.  All of the programs we support through the PTA were only a dream 11 years ago and I look forward to seeing what more comes into being., (503) 913-1061

Jenn Nugent / Secretary

I have two kids at Vernon: Maggie Rose – 6th grade and Miles – 2nd grade.  We have loved being a part of the Vernon community for the past 7 years, and feel so fortunate to have our kids attend such a great school.  Over the past years I’ve Chaired the Auction Procurement Committee, volunteered in my kids’ classrooms, hosted Auction Sign-Up events, co-chaired the Vernon Carnival, and volunteered for many other events.  Our family is looking forward to another year of learning and growing at Vernon!

Paul Cathcart
Paul Cathcart / Past President

This is our family’s second year at Vernon School. We have lived at the west end of Vernon neighborhood since 2007. Our daughter Willa will be in first grade next year. We have enjoyed getting to know the Vernon community this year and look forward to an exciting new year. I am a PPS employee in the Facilities and Asset Management Department. You might see me a drop off or pick up, but definitely at PTA events and meetings. Feel free to call or email me to chat about Vernon and the PTA., (503) 475-0999

Lauren Barron
Lauren Barron / Communications

This is our Family’s fourth year at Vernon and we have lived in the neighborhood since 2005. We now have a third grader, Kyle and a preschooler, Beatrix. I am a Business Manager for Brillo and my husband owns a cleaning company. This is my first year on the PTA board. I am so excited for the upcoming school year and to participate in all of the wonderful activities our great community offers. GO OWLS!!, (503) 351-4583

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