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Join Our 2023-24 Board

Updated: Sep 22

Be a part of the EE STARS Board and create a bigger personal impact in our Edmonds Elementary's students' educational experiences. By joining the board, you can use your skill sets to further our initiative and make decisions within our organization.

  • All board members will attend at least three to four annual board meetings to vote on proposals, address administrative and financial matters, etc.

  • Board Members shall serve a two-year term and not more than two consecutive terms in the same position.

  • Represent the Foundation at School functions and events.

  • New EE STARS Board members will be voted into office by a majority of current members in August.

See below for key points of each board position to find out what role fits you best!


Position Currently Filled by Tessa Tina

  • Encourage participation by all Foundation members by providing clear communication concerning the Foundation.

  • Represent the Foundation at school functions and other events.

  • Serve as official liaison and meet as needed with Principal or other Edmonds Elementary School Staff to discuss STARS business items.

  • Circulate clear and thorough information materials, including an agenda, to all members one to two weeks (when possible) before each Board Meeting. Tabulate all voting as needed.

Vice President

Position Currently Filled by Emily Rastall

  • Assist the President and act as the President when the President is not present.

  • Collaborate on meeting agendas with the President and communicate with Board Members to encourage attendance at meetings and participation.


  • The secretary will take all minutes and notes at all Board Meetings, keep a record of typed minutes, update minutes for times when communications are made via e-mail and not a physical meeting.

  • Weekly check and respond to email on


Position Currently Filled by Courtney Hanrahan

  • Responsible for filing financial reports and tax returns and has the authority to sign Foundation checks.

  • Maintain letters of recognition, and all Foundation legal documents and financial records.

  • Communicate with the President all requests for funds and ensure procedures are followed for each.

  • Set up, facilitate, and oversee all financial business transactions and accounting during and after the annual auction.

  • Provide financial statements to all Board Members by July of each year.

  • Treasurer shall serve a three-year term and not more than two consecutive terms.

Grant Coordinator

Position Currently Filled by Lindsey Greene

  • Serve as contact for EE STARS Board to EE staff and parents for all communication regarding STARS Grant proposals.

  • Analyze and organize grant proposals to present to the Board for voting.

  • Utilize data analysis to insure funds are awarded equitably among classes and students.

  • Contact faculty and staff to initiate the beginning of a Grant Cycle, publish deadlines. Coordinate with Treasurer on timely end of year reconciliation of open grants.

EXPO Chair and Grant Booster

  • Organize, execute and promote Annual STARS EXPO event/whole school grants

  • Encourage the equal sharing of grant awards in reading, science and arts.

  • Facilitate conversation with teachers, staff and parents about potential grant proposals.

  • Works closely with Grant Coordinator

PTA Representative

Position Currently Filled by Diana Bell

  • Facilitate open communication between the Foundation and Edmonds Elementary PTA.

  • Suggest means by which the Foundation and PTA can work together to promote the educational experience of Edmonds Elementary students.

Communications Representative

  • Insure timely distribution of information about Foundation through social media, website, newsletters and fliers for public EE STARS meetings and events.

Social Chair

  • Serve as public liaison and assist in finding resources within the community that may benefit and or support the management of the Foundation.

  • Plan a minimum of two annual social events for outreach.

Fundraising Representative

Position Currently Filled by Andrew Bennett

  • Member of the Fundraising and/or Auction committee that organizes annual large fundraiser/auction, recruits committee members, and oversees all large fundraiser/auction business.

  • Attend STARS Board meetings to update on happenings of large fundraiser/auction committees.

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