Meet your CME PTC Board Members
Our primary objective is to promote parental support for and in cooperation with the teachers and administration of Cedar Mill Elementary School in the education of the children and youth enrolled in the school.
Hi! I’m Kimberly and a mom of 4 active kids: 3 of whom are currently at CME and one who has moved on to 7th grade. In our pre-COVID lives, we were constantly in the car headed to a football, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, or other sports practice or event, or running back and forth to dance and acrobatics classes, or finding swim time at a local pool. Currently, we don our facemasks for long hikes around the neighborhood, zoom into dance classes from home, shoot hoops in the back yard, find a local lake or river for a swim, and nearby parks and trails for taking the dog on long walks. This is a second go-around for me as Volunteer Coordinator. The first time I took on the role was when the district implemented the current volunteer program and we went through the process of switching everyone over and training to use the new format, and this time is during a pandemic. I like a challenge! Our family are all born and raised Oregonians and have been in the Cedar Mill community for almost 20 years. We miss seeing friendly faces in the halls at school or at school events, but we are still often out and about enjoying this beautiful neighborhood, so we hope to say HI soon!
Vice President and Webmaster
Other than filling my day with PTC Vice President duties, I am usually hanging out with my CME 2nd Grader and furry cat child. I love to go for walks in the rain and cloudy days, playing video games with my friends online, reading funny books with my kiddo, and taking her out to the beach. I tend to do some arts-n-crafts on the side and live a relaxed life. In other times, if it weren’t COVID time, I would usually be found in the front of the school waiting for my kiddo, otherwise, you may find me walking along our trails within the Cedar Mill neighborhood.
Robin has one daughter who is in her last year at CME. She stays busy doing her job at a local non-profit and supporting remote learning. Robin’s self-care involves taking brisk walks in the neighborhood, gardening, or cuddling with her cat Chi while enjoying a show or movie at home.
After growing up in the south, attending college in the Midwest, and grad school on the east coast, Laura (along with her husband) moved to Portland to plant roots and raise a family. Laura is the mom of two boys – a 7th grader at Cedar Park and a 3rd grader here at Cedar Mill. As the Secretary of the PTC, Laura enjoys getting to support the Board while brushing up on her note-taking skills. Laura loves being outside and going on long walks all over the Cedar Mill area. If you see her along the road smiling or laughing while on a walk – do not fret – she’s not losing her marbles but only enjoying something funny on a podcast. In her free time, Laura enjoys hiking with her family, reading (mostly fiction), working in her yard, watching TV (with her guilty pleasure being the Bachelor/Bachelorette – including all the tacky spinoffs).
Ways & Means
Time flies when you’re having fun! For Lee Carson, it’s her 6th year as part of the CM PTC. She loves being part of the team of volunteers that supports our students and educators at CM. In a previous life, she raised money for nonprofits professionally, and today puts those skills to work happily for the PTC serving as co Ways and Means chair. Family walks and extra time for reading are one of her favorite parts of “remote” life.
Ways & Means
Kylan is a mom of two CM students in 3rd and 5th grade. She loves balancing work and volunteering on the PTC board and school programs. Kylan has served on the CM board for 4 years as the Ways & Means co-chair and the Fun Run Committee. She’s also co-chaired the Lapping Lumberjacks Running Club for the last 6 years. Kylan loves doing anything outdoors and spending time in The Gorge.