Returning board member! I truly believe in the force of our PTSA organization to help our school provide the best in terms of academic and co-curricular opportunities while also focusing on community building with all scholars and families. This year, we want to continue to focus our endeavors to support the school with appropriate funding for tools and technologies, while also bringing back some in person fun events that we have missed, no thanks to the pandemic.
I continue to be amazed by our incredibly gracious and warm Hazelwood family – the awesome school staff and the parents who are so gracious with volunteering their time and donations, irrespective of the tide.
Excited to carry forward the great work put in by previous boards and leaning on each one of you to help us realize our collective vision of providing all our scholars with an enriching and empowering ecosystem.
Please feel free to reach out to share ideas, volunteer, and support.
Vice President of Events and Fundraising
Hi, I’m Jennifer and I’m excited to be the VP of Events and Fundraising this year. This will be my daughter’s third year at Hazelwood and I couldn’t be more proud of this community over the past two years, which is what encouraged me to join. The love and commitment by the staff and families is second to none!
I volunteered on a couple committees my first year, chaired a committee my second year and this is my first year as a board member. I feel a calling to help raise as much money as possible to provide supplemental tools, supplies and equipment towards our children’s education.
Feel free to reach out if you are interested in fundraising or volunteering for an event. I would love to hear new ideas on how to bring our community together and engage more families.
Vice President of Grants
Hello! This is my second year on the board and I’m very excited to serve. I look forward to working with the PTSA community and school to identify funding opportunities to benefit Hazelwood children. I’m passionate about literacy. PTSA has been involved in funding critical literacy tools and books. Please reach out if you would like to find out what PTSA has funded in previous years or what items have been proposed for future funding to improve our children’s education.
Vice President of Communications
My name is Yaz Armstrong. This is my first time as a volunteer on a PTSA Board. I have two children, one who has been in Hazelwood since Kindergarten and starting 5th grade, and my youngest who will be starting Kindergarten 2021-2022 upcoming school year. I have had the opportunity to be a volunteer in the classroom and love to help. As a way to bring people together during this last year, I created a Facebook Community (Mustang Parents Group) for parents of students at Hazelwood, as a way to share and come together during challenging times. My background has been in telecommunications for over 20 years and I am currently an Environmental, Health and Safety Program Manager for a local telecom company specializing in emergency response and COVID-19. I love the Hazelwood community! I look forward to this coming year and working and providing support to the parents, the board and the school.
My name is Alexis and I am excited to once again be your Hazelwood PTSA Treasurer! A little bit about me… I have wanted to be involved with the PTA since I was a child (no, I’m not kidding!) after watching my mother enjoy participating year after year. My husband, Michael, and I grew up not far from Newcastle and we are very happy to be raising our two daughters, Paige (7) and Bridget (5), here. Hazelwood Elementary is a strong community made up of involved and caring parents and we are fortunate to be a part of it. I look forward to applying my professional experience in both corporate and non-profit accounting to my position in order to serve Hazelwood.
I have had the opportunity to experience the wonderful teachers, staff and leaders at HWE who have nurtured both of my children over the past 6 years. This year I look forward to supporting the scholars and teachers as a member of the PTSA Board. My background includes leadership and board positions within the greater Seattle area and in my free time you can find my kids and I at the pool or on the ski slopes.