President: Ed Whitteaker
Hi, my name is Ed Whitteaker and I'm proud to be your PTO President. My daughter, Liberty, is in Kindergarten at Benchmark. Last year she attended Preschool 4s. I have been in Law Enforcement for over 25 years, and I am currently a K-9 Handler with the Federal Government. I've loved serving my country and community, as I started out in the U.S. Marines years ago. I look forward to serving on the PTO Board and helping Benchmark School this year!
Vice-President: Shaly Vassigh
Shaly Vassigh is an esthetician and co-owner of Back-Health & Inner Radiance Wellness with her husband Dr. Goudarz Vassigh. They have a 3rd grader and 5th grader at Benchmark School that have been with the school since preschool 3's and are huge fans of Benchmark School! She has a background in psychology, holistic health, and life coaching. She has also served on the board of North Central Parenting Group. She is looking to help continue the longevity of Benchmark PTO for years to come, helping provide environmentally-friendly practices, and is also interested in bringing some wellness and mindfulness activities for the students.
Secretary: Mandy Short
My husband Jeremy and I have 2 children, Jayden in 2nd grade and Jonah in Kinder. When I am not corralling my children to put away their toys, you can find me at my other job as a pharmacist. I am excited to be on the PTO Board this year and give back to the Benchmark Family. I believe it takes a village to raise a child and Benchmark is a an important part of my village.
Treasurer: Elizabeth Hatfield
My name is Elizabeth Hatfield and I am excited to be your PTO treasurer for the 2019-2020 school year. I am an Oregon native with a background in chemical engineering prior to becoming a stay at home mom. I have a 5th, 3rd, and 1st grader this year as well as a toddler at home. We adore Benchmark and I am looking forward to giving a little more back to the school that has given us so much!
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