Who’s who in the Zoo!
PTA Board for 2007-2008
President: My name is Amber Isaksen. My husband Joseph and I have four children, three of which are at Little River (3rd grade and twins in 1st grade). This fall starts our fourth year at LRE and we have loved every minute of it! Little River has an amazing staff in all areas; who are so dedicated to our children. I am so thankful for all that they do. When I am not at the school with my PTA hat on, I can be found out hiking or camping with my family. In my spare time, I am a distributor for Juice Plus products. I am looking forward to a great year of service to Little River. Please feel free to contact me anytime!
Co- Vice President My name is Karen LaFlamme. I have a daughter in 4th grade (Mrs. Randolph) and a son in 2nd grade (Mrs. Joyner). My husband Alan is my computer go to man for PTA. We moved to America about 8 years ago from Canada, and I still get teased about my Canadian accent. I even get more teased about how I love to be involved with the PTA. I have been the vice president for 2 years and previous to that I was on various PTA committees. I love to garden, drink diet Coke and read People magazine.
Co-Vice President I am Shawn Miller and I have been a part of the LRA family since my son Andrew started Kindegarten back in 2002. Andrew is now in 5th grade. I also have a daughter, Kayla, who is in 3rd grade and a son Payne, who is in 8th grade at Woodstock Middle. Many of you may know me from field trips (I try to go on every one), or from helping out last year when my wife, Desiree, served as PTA President. I also coach my son’s football team and work full time in the mortgage industry. My favorite part about LRE is the experience the teachers have and their true love of children.
Treasurer I am Diane Woods. I have a husband Chris and two daughters, Rachel in 5th grade (Mrs. Roark) and Nicole in 2nd grade (Mrs. Johnson) I also have a dog, a cat and a rabbit. When I am not at Little River I love rubber stamping, scrapbooking, cooking and family time activities. My favorite thing about Little River is that the faculty, staff and parents are encouraged to work together as a team to make school a positive experience for our students.
Secretary My name is Amy Yarber. This is my first year to be involved in PTA and I have taken on the Secretary position. I have a daughter, Ashley, that is in Ms. Webb’s first grade calss and I also have two sons. Alex who just turned 3 and baby Ryan who made his arrival on the first day of school this year. My husband and I live in Willow Creek and have been married for 8 years. We have 1 cat (Grayson)a nd 2 pugs (Riley and Roxie). We love spending time outside and getting together with friends and family. I just recently became a full time stay at home mom and I am loving every minute of it! We had a great first year at Little River and look forward to many more to come.
Corresponding Secretary My name is Amanda Maus (soon to be McKinney, as I am getting married on 9/15) I have a son, Jack in the 4th grade. I also have a future student in training for LRE – Bella who is almost 2. Our family has been involved with LRE since Jack was in Kindegarten. The experience has been wonderful all the way from the staff to the parents. It is so great to be involved with such a caring and creative school. This is my first year on the PTA board, but both Chris and I have been involved with the basketball & soccer programs for 3 years. When I am not helping out w/ school or church, I love to shop, read , cook and sleep… not necessarily in that order!