The NRECHPTA is affiliated with the National PTA and Ohio PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and is centered on parents with children age birth to 6 years (and expectant parents, too!). We are not affiliated with a specific school or religion. This PTA is for parents and caregivers who reside in the city of North Ridgeville and surrounding areas.

Mission of the PTA:

To support and speak on behalf of the children and youth in the schools, community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.

To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children.

To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.

2020-2021 Executive Board

(Elected in May)

President - Natasha Brennen

Vice-President Legislation - Lindsey Shelley

Vice-President Programming - Open

Treasurer - Anna Bowerman

Recording Secretary - Erin Leeming

Corresponding Secretary -Megan Matos

School Board Delegate - Becky Mehltretter

PTA Council Delegate - Michelle Lariviere Bloom

2020-2021 Committee Chairpersons


Adult Outings - Joanna Taras

Children's Parties - Open

Community Service - Lindsey Shelley

Field Trips - Ginger Fiscella, Brandi Schnell, Cristina Ice & Sasha Mitchell

Fundraising - Michelle Hawk Dowhan & Christina Bade-Evaldi

Historian - Open

Health and Wellness - Open

Hospitality - Open

Kiddie Kloset - Natasha Brennen & Ciara Garcia-Ruckman

Membership - Brandi Schnell & Sasha Mitchell

Playgroups (2 & under) - Kelly Ann

Publicity - Jessica Smith

Sunshine - Kari Bosworth

Website - Karie Spaetzel Loeser

What does each committee do?

Adult Outings

Assists in planning the adult activities.

Children’s Parties

Assists in planning and putting on three parties a year -- fall, winter and spring.

Community Service

Assists with Thanksgiving baskets, Toys for Tots, Easter Baskets, & other community service projects.

Field Trips

Assists with planning and organizing field trips throughout the year.


Assists in planning events or activities that bring in money for the group.

Health and Welfare

Posts healthy recipes on the Facebook page, organizes playdates focusing on healthy eating/cooking, and motivates the group to live a healthier lifestyle.


Takes photos at events, posts to Facebook page throughout the year and creates a photo book or slide show at the end of the year.


Greets members when they arrive at each meeting, supplies meeting snacks, and comes up with ice breakers for each meeting.

Kiddie Kloset

Helps plan and organize our yearly fall & spring resale events for used children’s items.


Greets and introduces new members at meetings, assists in distribution of flyers, and manages the list of new and renewing members.


Assists in planning playgroups at public spaces or hosting playgroups in a member's home.


Assists in advertising Kiddie Kloset as well as the group as a whole to the general public.


Provides a meal or treat pack to new parents or member families who have someone hospitalized or with other special needs.


Assists in maintaining information on the website and assisting members with login problems/password resets.