Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy Parent Teacher Organization

PTO Lion


Dear Families,

On behalf of the PTO we would like to welcome all families, old and new, back to school . You ask what is PTO? PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization, consisting of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and funding.

What is the PTO and who can be a member?

The PTO is made up of several officers; a president from the Lower and Upper School, a vice president from the Lower and Upper School, a secretary, a treasurer, and a homeroom parent coordinator, and not to mention our wonderful school staff and volunteers. So who can be a member? If you’re a father, mother, protector, guardian and/or a person who teaches or instructs at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy you are a member!

PTO Programs and Fundraising

Our primary objective as a PTO is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child and to benefit the school. To meet this important objective we fundraise. Here are few programs that we sponsor and/or support: Parent Teacher Meet and Greet, Uniform Exchange, Book Exchange, Box Tops for Education, Scholastic Book Fair, Kite Night, Valentine’s Tea, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Christmas Gift and Cookie Exchange, and Teacher Appreciation Week.

Become a volunteer…Why YOU should get involved!

As you can see we are a small and busy group. This is where you can come in! We need your help and so do your child(ren). A special thanks to all of our volunteers from last year for all their hard work and dedication. Here at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy we strive for excellence and what better way than to become involved today. We are in need of growth and are seeking volunteers to continue reestablishing the organization. We have planned some exciting events this year in hopes to get more parents involved in their children’s education. The PTO is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own. Please come and join us by signing up or contacting the PTO Board.


The PTO Executive Board


Mandi Evans
PTO President
My name is Mandi Evans and I am honored to serve as your PTO President for the 2017-2018 school year. My family joined the Academy 6 years ago and my daughter Peyton absolutely loves being a part of the Academy. I believe that being involved with the PTO is a great way to give back to the Academy and I am excited to be able to be a part of it. I hope you enjoy all of the great events and activities that are planned for this year!
Kaitlyn DeRosa
Vice President
Hi! My name is Kaitlyn DeRosa and I am excited to serve as the vice president of the lower school for the 2017-2018 school year. I have three children: David in 2nd grade, Adrianna in kindergarten and Daniel who is 1 1/2 years old. I believe we should lead by example and I am proud to be a part of a PTO that provides many events and activities to make a difference in our school's community.
Melissa Kreisl
I am a Fort Pierce native and am delighted to give back to the St. Andrews community by serving as secretary of the PTO. My two children are currently enrolled in kindergarten and pre-k 4 and are very excited for all the new school year has in store!
Susan Simonson
Hi, I'm Susan Simonson, I'm a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 8. I am also a Board of Trustees Officer and I am excited to be on the PTO Board this year as the Board of Trustees' Liaison.
Dawn Flynn
School Representative
I have been a parent for 9 years at the Academy and I have also worked here now for 3 years. The PTO has always had a special place in my heart and I love volunteering in anyway I can. I am looking forward to an amazing year with the PTO!
Chuck Cruse
Vice President of Upper School
I am a Georgia transplant that is very glad to be a part of the best private school in St Lucie County. I have a high schooler and fifth grader that have been at St Andrews for seven years and am looking to better the school in all aspects.
Alyssa Fitzgerald
Lower School Teacher Representative
Hello! I am Ms. Alyssa FitzGerald. I am the 4th-6th grade math teacher and K-3 PE teacher. I have only lived in Florida for 2 years but I absolutely love the sun and outdoor activities! Before I moved to Florida, I lived in Michigan. Some of my favorite things to do are swim in the ocean, go to Disney, and teach zumba!
Jenny Huff
I was born and raised in Fort Pierce Florida, I received my Bachelor’s in Business Administration – Marketing from University of Central Florida. Since 2011, I have been part of the team at Colton Williams and Reamy CPA’s in Vero Beach. Over the years, my position has evolved along with the firm initially in an administrative roll, then transitioning to management and fast forward to my current position as manager, bookkeeper and tax preparer. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband, Danny, and daughter, Calista, going to the beach and boating on the river.

Mission Statement:

Our goal is to assist the faculty and staff in enhancing and enriching our students’ experience during the school year by promoting a sense of community among our school families and encouraging the spirit of volunteerism among parents and students.


Statement of Purpose:

All families contribute to the resources available to the Parents’ Association by paying dues annually at the time of enrollment.  Together with monies gathered from our fundraising efforts, we are able to host a variety of events, provide professional development scholarships for our faculty, and contribute to capital improvements throughout the campus.


Volunteering With The PTO

Would you like to volunteer for an event? We would love to have you! Please take a moment to fill out the form below, and let us know which event you are interested in.