A critical key to a successful education is the family. Hillside Academy is a member of the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Both parents and community members are invited to become integral members of the school "family," and serve in many capacities throughout the school.

Your involvement in your child's education is more important than you know. If you have talents or abilities that might provide support or assistance to our school, please let us know!

PTA awards

Our fabulous PTA won several awards at the GISD PTA Council Luncheon on Friday, May 5, 2017. Our PTA was recognized for Outstanding Volunteer Program, Family and Community Engagement Award, Parent Educator of the Year, and Outstanding PTA of the Year! We are so blessed to have an amazing PTA that does so much to make our school successful.

PTA members displaying PTA of the Year award


Teacher wearing Eagle head and displaying PTA of the Year awards


2018 - 2019 PTA leadership


Elected Positions Name and Contact Responsibilities
President Heidi Parker Oversee the direction of PTA; coordinates all officers and standing committees
1st VP/ Aide to President Jennifer Rodgers Works with President to help implement PTA activities
2nd VP/ Membership Christie Campbell Plans and carries out Fall and Spring membership drive. 
3rd VP/ Parent Engagement Jenn Hartfield Recruits and organizes parent engagement and room parents. 
4th VP/ Budget & Finance Stephanie Faulk Develops and tracks PTA budget; supervises fundraising money.
Secretary Sonya Saucedo Attends all meetings; takes minutes at board and association meetings; provides President with minutes the following week. 
Treasurer Meg Eade Keeps PTA funds; maintains financial records, signs checks, makes reimbursements according to the budget. 


Hillside PTA Email



Eagles nest mentor program

Our Eagles Nest Mentor Program is seeking families who have been at Hillside for 2 years or more who would like to befriend a new Hillside family. There are needs for families who speak Spanish, English, or are bilingual. A handful of our new families on the mentor waiting list would appreciate a spanish-fluent mentor. Please contact Jenn Hartfield if you would enjoy serving the Hillside community this way! 

Eagles nest mentor program meets at the park