2022-2023 Board Members

These board members are volunteers and are dedicated to providing you the support you need.

We're glad you're here! The OBPTO is a volunteer organization and we represent ALL families at Old Bonhomme. Your voice matters and your participation in the OBPTO makes a difference for all of the children of Old Bonhomme. The OBPTO funds field trips, class parties, social events for families, teacher mini-grants, technology, and much more. Our volunteers also give their time helping out in classrooms, planning and staffing events, and spreading love to the amazing staff at OB.

We welcome all parents and guardians to be actively involved, either by volunteering for an event or committee or by making a tax-deductible annual contribution.

We look forward to a fantastic school year together with your input and participation!

 

-The OBPTO Board

oldbonhommepto@gmail.com

 

 


 

Conni Dempsey, Co-President

 

 

 

 

 


 

Grace Johnson, Co-President  

 

I am currently serving as the Co-President for the second year. I facilitate volunteers for all events that do not have a fundraising component.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   

Jennifer Tuttle, VP Fundraising

This is my third year serving as VP of Fundraising, and I am so excited to see so many traditions returning to OB this year--and even more excited to start new ones! I have a fourth grader and 1st grader who attend. I work at the high school, and in my free time,

I love to read, crochet, and be active. 

 

 

 

 


   

     Sara Burkhart, VP Events

 

 

 

 

 


 

Julie Hartell DeNardo, Co-Treasurer

 

 

 

We have a third grade and a kindergarten student at Old Bonhomme this year.  We are an active, outdoor, adventurous family that loves our Olivette Community and wonderful public elementary school.  This is my first year actively involved in the PTO and as co-treasurer.  I also enjoy helping with the school garden.  I look forward to helping the PTO provide great opportunities for students and to support OB teachers in their important work.  Before the pandemic I was a zoological professional at the St. Louis Zoo and can still be seen on videos playing at the polar bear habitat.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Kathy Turner, Co-Treasurer

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Craig Williams, Corresponding Secretary

 Craig is a self-described ‘Treehouse Dad,’ and all that that entails. Father of Bronx, OB ’26, Tivoli, OB ’24, and Evan, University of Chicago, ’22. He is a writer, publisher, storyteller and social entrepreneur. Currently, he leads a startup focused on improving school community engagement in rural public districts and on facilitating equitable academic opportunity in other at-need school communities. Born on the same day, year, and in the same New Jersey hospital as John Bongiovi (that’s how his crib-mates spell it), Williams was dragged across the country by his parents at age 7, landing in the most unreasonable parts of the Midwest until finally migrating to Saint Louis in 2014. He and Shawna (a HUGE Bon Jovi fan) manage the circus in the Northwest corner of Dielman at Old Bonhomme.

 

 

 


                                                  

 Tanya Hamilton, MBA; Recording Secretary

   

 I am excited to serve on the Old Bonhomme PTO as the recording secretary.  In addition, I am the Chair for a couple of school events this year.  I am new to the OB family have a daughter who is a kindergartener. I am a real-estate agent who loves to travel, spend time outdoors and go on new adventures with my daughter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

Jennifer Scissors, Parent District Council

 

I have 3 boys, with my youngest at OB. I work full time, but in my free time I enjoy early morning workouts, traveling and being with friends! I’m also a board member for NCJW and have been a Co-Chair of the NCJW Back to School Store for the last five years and counting. I’m very excited to be on the PTO as a PDC Rep this year!

 


 

 

Elizabeth Wallace, Parent District Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

 

  Utica Morris, Board Advisor

 

I am a huge advocate for being a first line contributor to a healthy and well-rounded school experience.  Volunteering allows a parent to appreciate the “extra” that it takes for a child to have that experience.  I have been involved in the PTO for four years in the capacity as Co-Treasurer, Co-President, and now Board Advisor to transition knowledge and learnings to the existing Board.  This is my son’s last year and I am very grateful that he is in a newly renovated space in the building, fresh perspective for him!

 

 

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