The PTSA 2017-05-21T17:33:51+00:00

About the Ballard High School PTSA

The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is the largest child advocacy group in the United States, promoting safety, welfare, and education of children of all ages. The Mission of the Ballard High School PTSA is to create an inclusive, supportive community that cultivates a tradition of excellence for all students. We strive to fulfill our mission statement through family and community engagement, advocacy. and fundraising activities.

Find information on these pages about the PTSA Board, PTSA Meetings, and look here for Meeting Notes, Standing Rules, and other information about our organization. Feel free to contact us if you can’t find what you are looking for.

Structure of the Ballard High School PTSA

The Ballard High School PTSA Executive Committee is made up of the elected positions of President(s), Vice President(s), Treasurer, and Secretary. The Executive Board is made up of the Executive Committee, as well as the appointed positions of Volunteer Coordinator, Membership Chair, Legislative Liaison, Nominating Committee Chair, Principal, and Building Leadership Team (BLT). Each position has one seat, one vote- shared positions share one vote.

The Ballard High School PTSA is also made up of several committees (standing committees). Committee chairs and members do not have a vote, but play a crucial role in the everyday work of the PTSA.

Need to contact somebody specific?

Deborah Haensli

PTSA Membership:
Membership Chair

PTSA Board

Newsletter Entry Requests:
Newsletter Committee

General Information & Questions:
PTSA Board

BHS PTSA Mailing Address

P.O. Box 17912
Seattle WA 98127

Executive Board

PositionName Email  
Chris Witeck 
Vice President
Jenny Peters 
Deborah Haensli 
Kimball Mullins 
Volunteer Coordinator
Wendy Carlyle 
Membership Chair
Nancy Knoll 
Legislative Liaison
Brian Duncan 
Nominating Committee Chair
Keven Wynkoop 
Building Leadership Team
Glory Frodesen 
Family & Community Engagement (FACE)

Standing Committees

PositionName Email  
Listserv (Mailing List)
Stasia Smith 
BASH Coordinator
Direct Appeal
Joel Niemeyer 
Staff Appreciation
Phyllis Rosen 
Grant Committee
Joel Niemeyer 
SPREE (Grad Night Party)
Fall Packets
Nora Gierloft 
BHS Planners
Diane Taylor 
Social Media Chair

Ballard High School PTSA Information

The Ballard High School PTSA adheres to bylaws as set forth by the Washington State PTA. The Standing Rules are the rules that determine how we work and how we are structured. The Standing Rules are refined and voted in during the first General Meeting of every school year.

Ballard High School PTSA Standing Rules for 2016-2017