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Advisory Committee Members

We are always looking for members of our community interested in becoming part of our working Advisory Committee. In particular, we are looking for parent representatives from each of the three Renton School District Service areas (Renton, Lindbergh, and Hazen areas). While we are also looking for people with experience in fundraising, public relations and marketing, and donor cultivation, we encourage anyone with any interest to contact us.


Friends of Renton Schools is a partner with the Renton School District. Our leadership (referred to as the Friends of Renton Schools Advisory Committee) is intended to be inclusive and representative of a variety of perspectives. Voting members include AT LEAST one parent representative from each of the three service areas (Renton High, Hazen, and Lindbergh); business representatives; community representatives; and one school board member. Ex-officio (non-voting) members include one additional school board member and the superintendent. We are actively seeking additional Committee members, particularly parent representatives for each school service areas.

Click on the link for the: "Board Application Friends of Renton Schools"

There are several different ways to help us with our Annual Benefit Breakfast and donor recognition events throughout the year:

For more information email: or phone Pam Teal at (425) 269-9027.

Committee Officers

Pam Teal, Chair/RSD School Board

Geri Carlson, Financial Secretary/Community Volunteer

Erin Maxwell, Recording Secretary/ Windermere Real Estate/Alumni-Lindbergh High School

Committee Members

Dr. Avanti Bergquist/Eating Recovery Center of WA/Alumni-Hazen High School

Craig Cooper/Principal - Risdon Middle School

Lynn Desmarais/RSD School Board Member

Dave Goldy/RSD High School STEM Robotics Team Volunteer

Kyle Grubbs/Starbucks/RSD Parent

Randy Matheson/Community Relations RSD

Christina Park/Risdon Middle School Office/RSD Parent

Greg Piantanida/G.P. Realty Finance

Margie Rosbach/Former RSD Teacher/Community Volunteer

Pamela Scott/RSD Substitute Teacher/RSD Parent

Kaitlyn Spore/Assistant Principal - Hazelwood Elementary School

Buddy Waddington/SUM Seattle/Alumni-Hazen High School

Ex-Officio Members

Pam Teal, Chair/ RSD School Board

Dr. Damien Pattenaude/ Superintendent Renton School District