Meet Your PTO Board

While most of us never envisioned serving on the HVE PTO, we are pleased to be able to serve the HVE community. We are working parents who did not know each other before this school year and each of us stepped because the PTO was on the verge of disbandment at the end of the 2021 school year.  We encourage you to get to know your PTO because you might be surprised, as we were, to learn just how much the HVE PTO does to benefit the young children of the Happy Valley Elementary School.  Each PTO board member serves a two-year term and we encourage you to consider serving.  And if being an officer is not for you, we have plenty of volunteer opportunities.  We work closely with the school teachers and administrators and are often able to offer volunteer opportunities that fit your interests and skills.  

Co-President Tawnya Thomas 

Tawnya Thomas


I am a mother of four, with my two boys currently at HVE. Teo in second grade and Tatum is in fourth grade. My family has lived in Happy Valley now for over eight years. I was always a classroom mom and never thought I would be a "PTO mom." I did not realize or know how much the PTO does for our school. I'm looking forward to helping build our PTO up after a few difficult years and making new connections.


As a co-president, I oversee all PTO functions, including serving as the key contact and liaison for members, officers, and other constituents. I manage the coordination of the PTO’s fundraising activities, including investigation into various opportunities, and make recommendations to the PTO board in this regard.  Along with my co-president, I am committed to ensuring that all efforts are being directed toward meeting our PTO's goals and objectives.




Co-President Angela Dewey


Hello Happy Valley! My name is Angela Dewey, I have 2 kids here at HVE. My daughter Micah is on her 5th year here as a 4th grader in Mrs. Mooney’s class and my son, Branham is a 1st grader in Mrs Pfleger’s classroom. Every year here we have struck gold with the teachers we’ve had and it seems to be a never ending feeling! I NEVER thought I would be a part of the PTO but now that I am, I am sure if I would have known WHAT the PTO was all these years I would have been more involved and I am so thankful I am now. I look forward to growing relationships here with the staff and all you parents out there. It takes a village and I am happy to be part of THIS village right now.




Secretary Laura Sears


My name is Laura Sears. I am the secretary of the PTO. I have three girls at HVE.  Elizabeth is in 5th grade, Charlotte is in 3rd grade, and Valerie is in Kindergarten.  I am excited to be involved in the PTO.   Just being a part of the school community is a great way to meet people, learn what is happening in the school, and being a help in any way I can. ​



Treasurer Irene Scruggs



This is my second year as the treasurer for our PTO. ​In this capacity, I am responsible for the funds that pass through the PTO's doors, as well as ensuring accurate bookkeeping for the organization.


My husband Joel and I have two fun girls: Emma, a second-grader, and Mila, a soon-to-be kindergartner. I work full time in the energy industry and our family enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, and cooking together with friends. If you see me around, please say hello. Although I never expected to serve on the PTO Board, we can chat about how rewarding it is, our kids, best hiking trails or anything else. We have a wonderful school with dedicated teachers and volunteers, and I look forward to working with you to make sure that our PTO is able to continue supporting our kids for years to come. 





Happening Inside HVE

Kudos to HVE Students

A Day In the Life

If you are new to HVE kindergarten or first grade, we know that your experience has been limited by the pandemic. We've heard many parents and caregivers asking for more information about day-to-day classroom activities of our youngest students. In response, the PTO partnered with HVE's kindy and first grade teams to bring you short videos about your child's kindergarten and first grade day. Enjoy these peeks into the classroom. 

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