BOARD & COMMITTEE MEMBERS
The GT Academy Booster Club is a fully volunteer-run organization led by elected board members and volunteer Committee Chair members. All Board and Committee Chair members serve for one year and are able to run again or volunteer again if desired.
To serve on the Board or on a Committee, members must meet the following criteria:
Be an active GTAB member
Paid dues for the current school year
Be willing to participate in monthly meetings
Understand we are all volunteers
Be respectful of each other
Current Board Members
The Board is elected every year in April. If you are interested in running for a position, please use the form below or reach out to an active board member.
Thank you for volunteering to lead our incredible organization!
President: James Frederick
Vice President: Melissa Bennett
Treasurer: Lisa Lai
Secretary: Denise Lewis
Communications: Marcie Meador
The president is responsible for running the monthly GTAB meetings, reviewing the budget, and ensuring funding needs are met when requested. They are the main point of contact for communicating with the GT Specialists.
The VP position is responsible for running the monthly GTAB meetings when the President is unable. Additionally, the VP is a signatory on the GTAB bank account and a part of executive decisions regarding funding and policies.
The treasurer is responsible for the finances and reviewing the bank account information for GTAB. They are responsible for reconciling the accounting to ensure we are compliant. Additionally, they prepare and submit tax information and participate in the annual audit.
The secretary is responsible for writing and distributing the meeting notes from the monthly GTAB meetings. They are also responsible for communicating funding request approvals from the meetings to the President and VP.
The communications chair is responsible for managing the GTAB social media accounts and ensuring the monthly newsletter is distributed. They are also responsible for distributing fliers for social events and fundraisers.
Throughout the year, work with co-chair to maintain a functional, timely, and informative GTAB website. Evaluate and possibly implement an improved conservatively priced website. Attend and report activity at GTAB monthly meetings.
Organize volunteers and plan a safe event to help others in our Pearland community. Last year's event was stocking stuffers for the Pearland Neighborhood Center.
Work with Boar's Head on a Ham/Turkey promotion. Send out flyers, publicize it on Social Media, help hand out the hams and turkeys at the school.
Help coordinate 5th grade classroom volunteers, organize and run the online auction at the GTA Showcase to auction off the quilts.
Plan, promote, organize, distribute, set up purchasing website and inventory spirit wear (e.g., shirts, masks). Most of this work has been done for this year by the Officers, but a chair would still be greatly appreciated for focus on Spirit Wear inventory throughout the year, sales of prior year shirts and designs for next year.
Color Blast Run
Liaison with the PTA and PJHW and organize the fundraising, shirts, chalk, publicity, course design, DJ, obstacle courses, games, etc.
Treat GTA faculty and staff to special treats throughout the year.
Business, Corporate Donations, Grant Writing Committee Chair researches companies, foundations, and government entity opportunities. Solicit funds from local businesses with Pearland ISD boundaries for donations and in-kind gifts. They also solicit donations from large corporations based on GTA needs and research matching programs for member donations.
Organize the primary GTAB fundraiser. This includes working with teachers and the community to gain items for the auction. This chair is supported by other committee members and staff from GTA.
Organize the GTAB membership drive and report out on membership and donation levels
Current Committee Chairs
Webmaster: Dorothy Hirsh
Spirit Wear Chair: Emily Slate
Community Service Chair: Anjili Sabharwal
Color Blas Chair: Cynthia Dague
Silent Auction Chair: Binita Patel, Ivy Kusy, Kokila Katyal
Ham/Turkey Sales Chair: Tia Youngblood
Hospitality: Jennifer Stringfellow, Sonia Wright
Membership Chair: Anjili Sabharwal
Quilt Auction Chair: OPEN