PTA Founders Day Awards

six adults sitting on chairs with five people standing behind them
FOUNDERS DAY AWARD RECIPIENTS Back row from left to right: Justin Cook, Matt Leon, Kim Morgan, Hal Talbot, and Dan Feinberg. Front row: Jess Meere, Geraldine Yager, Erin Loatman, Joyce Semerad, Julie Friot, Karen Van Sise. (not pictured: Deb Byrne and Natasha Teixeira)

Celebrating advocates who encourage and support our students

The Parent Teacher Association Council’s Founders Day Awards recognizes the people who embrace coming together to make a difference in the lives of children. They have helped to build a positive school culture and learning environment. Their actions create real value, and we are inspired by their dedication.

Every year, all six Scotia-Glenville schools and the PTA Council choose members of our community to be commended during an awards ceremony and dinner. The recipients of this year’s Honorary Life Membership awards are:


Deb Byrne, Library Media Specialist

Julie Friot, Parent


Karen Van Sise, Speech-Language Therapist

Natasha Teixeira, Parent


Geraldine Yager, Recess Monitor

Justin Cook, Parent


Jess Meere, Fourth Grade Teacher

Erin Loatman, Parent

Middle School

Kim Morgan, Social Studies Teacher

Matt Leon, Parent

High School

Joyce Semerad, Coordinator of the GIVE Program

PTA Council

Hal Talbot, Parent

Daniel Feinberg, Parent