President's Message


Hello VanGorden Families! 

Whether this is your first year at VG or you are a returning family, the VanGorden PTA welcomes you and invites you to get involved with us as we continue to support our community in a variety of ways. We know this year looks different for everyone, but whether you have chosen in-school learning or virtual learning, we are still committed to providing fun enrichment activities and educational resources to support the school experience for our students, staff, and families.

We are excited to have you here with us and encourage you to join our team and be an active participant in your child's educational experience at VanGorden.  You will be glad you did!

Your PTA Exec Board is happy to answer any questions you may have (or direct you to the right person). Let us know how we can help!

Jessica Gearlds - President

Julie Vernon - 1st Vice President

Megan Ante – VP Ways & Means

Christy Webster – VP Ways & Means

Emily Brunt - VP Volunteer Services

Vanessa Weiss - VP Programs

Tosha Duritsch - Secretary

Kelly Hoffman - Treasurer

Kirsten Cranston - DPC Delegate

Visit to find information on upcoming events, flyers, forms, and volunteer opportunities.

Have a great year!

Jessica Gearlds,  PTA President


Guiding Principles of the PTA

We will promote an atmosphere where families are welcomed and have the opportunity to be involved at VanGorden Elementary.

We will offer a variety of well-rounded programs, resources, and opportunities that enrich the school experience for students.

We will work together within the Executive Board showing integrity, mutual respect, and responsibility to achieve our goal of promoting a positive school community.

We will raise money to provide additional financial support for the enrichment of the VanGorden school community.