Get to know your PTO Board members!

Angela Mortimer, President - This is Angela's 1st year on the PTO. She and her husband Marty have two children at Parkside, Hudson in Ms. Scheidel's 3rd grade and Jackson in Mrs. Paquet's 1st grade. She has been involved at Parkside over the past 3 years by helping in classrooms and volunteering in events as needed. She and her family moved to Rockford 3 years ago from North Carolina.  Currently, and for the past 8 1/2 years, Angela has been a stay at home mom. Prior to raising children, she was the Director of Operations for a commercial real estate firm in N.C. for 7 years.  

Kirsten Nairy, Co-Vice President - 
Kirsten has been involved at Parkside over the past 8 years by helping in the classroom, taking on the role of head room parent and various committees. This is Kirsten’s 2nd year as PTO vice president and looking forward to working with Co vice Kerrie LeBlanc. Together, Kirsten is hoping they can provide more involvement opportunities, create a wide range of activities for busy families and increase the functionality of keeping updated.  Kirsten and her husband Kevin have 3 children. Lucy and Cooper will be 7th and 8th graders at North Rockford Middle, and Polly is a third grader this year with Ms. Scheidel. Kirsten rounds out her days as a full time Realtor at Midwest Properties and contributes to Camp Newaygo, an all girls camp in Newaygo County, as a volunteer and board member.

Kerrie LeBlanc, Co-Vice President -
 This will be Kerrie's second year on the PTO board.  She and her husband Drew have 2 children at Parkside: Ariel who is a 5th Grader on Team Dzirbowicz and Crosby, a first grader on Team Plank.  Kerrie is a Sales & Replenishment Analyst @ the J.M. Smucker Company.  She is also involved in the family business, LeBlanc Custom Homes.
Jill Davis, Co-Secretary - Jill is new to the PTO board and is excited to be more involved with the teachers, students and parents here at Parkside this year!  She has two daughters attending Parkside; Ava will be in second grade and Olivia will be a kindergartener. Jill is currently a stay-at-home mom, working a few hours a week at a local gym. She has a degree in dietetics from Michigan State University and previously worked as a registered dietitian in the local hospitals. Jill is excited for a great year at Parkside!
Kim Vanos, Co-Secretary - Kim is joining the PTO this year as co-secretary. She and her husband Code have a son Connor at Parkside starting 3rd grade with Team Weaver and a daughter Morgan starting 6th grade at ERMS. Kim works at Spectrum Health as a Clinical Applications Coordinator for Cardiovascular Imaging. Kim is looking forward to an awesome year at Parkside!

Sally Cooley, Co-Treasurer
- Sally has joined the PTO this year as Co-Treasurer. She and her husband, Chad, have two children. Their daughter Grace is a 6th Grader at East Rockford Middle School and their son Kellen is a 4th Grader in Mrs. Helsen's class. Sally is a financial Coordinator at Christopherson and Caldwell Orthodontics.
Heidi Rozema, Co-Treasurer- Heidi has a 3rd grade daughter (Sophia) at Parkside this year, and a son (Andy) in 6th grade at ERMS, and another son (Julian) who is a senior. Her husband, Drew, is a professor and head of the IT department at GRCC. Heidi has a Bachelor of Science & Business degree with a specialization in Accounting and over 15 years of accounting experience. She was the CFO of a transportation company for 7 years, and now works part-time for a local wealth management company, in addition to running Rozema Consulting, a QuickBooks consulting firm.