The Sierra PTO is a non-profit all-volunteer organization of parents, teachers, and staff members interested in supporting Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School. There are no membership dues and no secret handshakes required – just a willingness to work with others to help better our school.

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PTO Executive Board 2017-2018

Shannon Reagan, President president@sierrapto.org

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Shannon Reagan

Hometown: Being an “army brat” I don’t really have a place to call my hometown – I’ve lived all over, California, Hawaii, Louisiana, Kentucky, Arizona and Colorado.
Children: Twin daughters in 5th grade
Profession: I have worked in many facets of the Healthcare/Pharmaceutical industry for the past 23 years .  Most recently I worked as a Government Pharmacy Analyst for a consulting company.
 I also served as Treasurer for Sierra PTO 2013-15 and Sierra PTO President for 2015 – 2016 and 2016-2017.
Hobbies: I love reading, gardening, cooking, seeing movies and spending time with my girls.
Little-known fact:  My family was in an episode of “Bringing Home Baby” after our twins were born.
Favorite band to see in concert: Depeche Mode.
Favorite book I could read over and over:  To Kill a Mockingbird and The Prince of Tides
Favorite Movie: “The Princess Bride” and “Shawshank Redemption”
What do I know how to say in a foreign language?  I used to be fluent in sign language – that’s hard to ‘type’ 🙂

Tara Bellino, Co-Vice President –  vp@sierrapto.org


Tara Bellino

Hometown: Martinton, Illinois
Children: A daughter in 3rd grade and a son in Kindergarten
Hobbies: I love to travel (especially when there is a beach involved), shop and spend time with my family!
Little known fact: When I was growing up my hometown only had a population of 350 people and my graduating class in high school was only 35 of us, so I am definitely a small town girl at heart!
Profession: I am a stay at home mom (that is rarely home) 🙂 to my two awesome kids. Best Job Ever!!! Before I had my children I was in Management at Nordstrom which I also enjoyed because I love anything with fashion.
Favorite Band to see in concert: Last summer my husband and I went to see Billy Joel and he will be a hard one to compete with!
Favorite Book I could read over and over: Time Travelers Wife
Favorite Movie: Love Actually & Serendipity

Ben Gutierrez, Co-Vice President –  vp@sierrapto.org


Ben Gutierrez

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Niccoli Anderson, Communications Coordinator – communications@sierrapto.org


Niccoli Anderson

Hometown: Naperville, IL
Children: A son in 5th grade and a son in 3rd grade.
Profession: Hairstylist and managing my family
Hobbies: I love to dance, shop, read, and lay in the sun.
Little-known fact:  My husband and I broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest on screen kiss, 3 minutes and 40 second on Valentines Day (2014).
Favorite band to see in concert: I would have loved to see Elvis Presley. He was ground-breaking for his time and one of the original teen idols.  My favorite Christmas music is Elvis Christmas songs.
Favorite book I could read over and over: Bridget Jones’s Diary
Favorite Movie:  American President.


Alison Pinkston, Treasurer – treasurer@sierrapto.org


Alison Pinkston

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Children: I have a son in fourth grade and 3 grown stepchildren.
Profession: I have a degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and have spent many years working for a local aerospace company.
Hobbies: I love to read, do yoga, rollerblade (though I haven’t done that in a while), and love being outdoors.
Little-known fact: I went to Italy as an exchange student for a summer in high school, staying with a host family part of the time and in a hostel in San Gimignano in Tuscany part of the time.
Causes I am passionate about: Food Allergy Research, Lyme Disease Research
Favorite Band to see in concert: White Stripes
Favorite Book I could read over and over: Too many to list. Recent favorites were “The Martian” and “Big Little Lies.”
Favorite Movie: Avatar
What do I know how to say in a foreign language? I don’t think many of the Italian phrases I learned while there in high school are publishable!



Meredith Scheerer, Financial Administrator – financial@sierrapto.org

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Meredith Scheerer

Hometown:  Huntington, New York
Children: Two daughters: one in 4th grade and one in Kindergarten
Profession:  Accounting
Hobbies: Grabbing coffee with a friend
Little-known fact: After a 17 year break i got back together with my High School sweetheart.
Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing
Causes I am passionate about: Volunteering at school I am so excited to be on the board. I went from being a work-a-holic mom to realizing my time is worth more to my kids then the toys I can buy them.

Tracey Hutton, Co-Secretary secretary@sierrapto.org

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Tracey Hutton

Hometown:  My hometown is the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, in sunny South Africa
Children: I have a son in 4th grade and a daughter in second grade.
Profession:  I am an elementary school teacher. I have had the privilege of teaching in two countries and tutoring students online from all over the world.
Hobbies: I love traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. We love adventuring together as a family and making memories hiking. I also enjoy reading and cycling.
Little-known fact: We were charged by an angry elephant while on a game drive at a private game lodge in South Africa. A very humbling and frightening experience! 
Favorite Book: I don’t have a favorite book, but the book I am currently readying and very much enjoying is ‘La’s Orchestra Saves the World’ by Alexander McCall Smith.
Favorite Movie:
 I love all period movies and would have to say that Pride and Prejudice is a firm favorite.
Foreign Language: I speak Afrikaans and a little Xhosa ( both languages native to South Africa) 


Stephanie Nuttall, Co-Secretary secretary@sierrapto.org


Stephanie Nuttall

Hometown:  St. George, Utah
Children: A daughter in 1st grade and a son in Kindergarten.
Profession:  After leaving a career as a call center director I moved on to bigger and better things as a stay at home mom.
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, being outdoors, and call it crazy but organizing.
Little-known fact: I met my husband online and after a long distance relationship and 2 children later we are an E-Harmony success story!
Favorite Book: Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite Movie:
Casablanca and Simply Irresistible 





Committee Chairs


APEX Fun Run Shannon Reagan – fundraiser@sierrapto.org 
Communications Coordinator  Niccoli Anderson  – communications@sierrapto.org
Community Services  Alison Pinkston – treasurer@sierrapto.org
5th Grade Celebration  Niccoli Anderson and Shannon Reagan – 5thgrade@sierrapto.org
Bingo Night
 Niccoli Anderson – bingonight@sierrapto.org
Book Fair
 Fall:  Minnah Peper and Tracey Hutton – bookfair@sierrapto.org 
Spring BOGO:  Tracey Hutton – bookfair@sierrapto.org 
Cookie Exchange  Heather Ruane –  staffapp@sierrapto.org
Family Fun Night  Monica Gellman – famdance@sierrapto.org
Fall Festival  Kim Graber – fallfest@sierrapto.org
Father/Daughter Dance & Mother/Son Bowling  Holly Mitchell and Robin Carey
Holiday Shoppe
 Harmony Hess  and Niccoli Anderson- holidayshoppe@sierrapto.org
Hospitality  Tara Bellino – hospitality@sierrapto.org
Marquee  Erin Myers – marquee@sierrapto.org
Movie Night Daniel Der and Michael Reagan – movienight@sierrapto.org
Read-a-Thon  Ben Gutierrez – readathon@sierrapto.org
Restaurant Nights  Kimberly Brown – restaurant@sierrapto.org
Retail Rebate Programs (Box Tops/Fry’s)
 Gina Jones – retail@sierrapto.org
Retail Rebate Programs (Coke Rewards)
 Gina Jones – retail@sierrapto.org
Spiritwear  Louise Tague – spiritwear@sierrapto.org
Staff Appreciation  Suzi Corbin – staffapp@sierrapto.org
Student Directory  Stephanie Nuttall – studentdirectory@sierrapto.org
Sunshine Committee  Monica Gellman
Supply Packs  Alison Pinkston – supplypacks@sierrapto.org
Turkey Trot  Melissa Orender and Kimberly Brown – turkeytrot@sierrapto.org
Watch D.O.G.S.  Bob Myers & Mathew Anderson –  watchdogs@sierrapto.org
Website/Online Store  Gail Kronick –  webmaster@sierrapto.org  
Welcome Wagon  Harmony Hess & Vickie Ricks – welcomewagon@sierrapto.org  
Yearbook  Kimberly Tussing – yearbook@sierrapto.org  
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