The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) exists to promote the education, health and well-being of all children and youth.
We strive to foster a sense of community, while supporting Brandeis Administration’s recognition of “Parents as Partners” in the educational process. We are a member of the 15th District Kentucky PTA which was chartered in 1918 as a state affiliate of the National PTA.
2019-20 PTA Board
Lauren Muir – President
My husband (John) and I have 3 children, Brooklyn attends Brandeis (4th grade). Our twins, Braylon and Brinley, attend KG at Stopher. I am a licensed mental health therapist and co-owner of Martin and Muir Counseling. We specialize in working with youth and families in home and school based settings. I have always been passionate about helping others and absolutely love my work. This is my third year serving on the board, looking forward to another great year! In my free time, you can find me spending time with friends and family.
Rachel Quick – Board Advisor
Lana Rayhill – 1st VP of Programs
I was born and raised in Minnesota but have lived in Louisville now for about 17 years. My husband Shaun and I are proud parents of 2 Brandeis Bears, Axel who is in 2nd grade and Vivienne who is in Kindergarten. I work part-time as an Art Therapist at Our Lady of Peace Hospital where I work with children ages 5-13. This is my second year on the Brandeis PTA Board and I have really enjoyed being involved! Our school is so full of wonderful educators, parents and students and I love helping to support them. I’m looking forward to all the things we have coming up this year!
Nicole Douglas-Sarver – 2nd VP of Membership
My son, Trey, is the youngest of four and is in Second grade. My oldest three are all girls that have either graduated college or currently in. My husband, Greg, and I have been married for 9 exciting years, with many more to come. I am a work outside of the home mom but pride myself on putting my family first.
I have some prior experience chairing various committees through my sorority of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. within the last few years. Those committees have included areas in event planning, recruitment, fundraising, volunteering, and etc. I have also participated in various volunteer opportunities, the most consistent being that of the YMCA Black Achievers program for almost 11 years. Currently my involvement with the Brandeis PTA has been that of VP of Programs the prior two years. I’m excited to be more involved in the upcoming years at Brandeis.
Carla Dunham – 3rd VP of Fundraising
My name is Carla Dunham, I’m the VP fundraiser. I have 3 kids, a junior in college in TX, a 5th grader and a 1st grader at Brandeis. This is my second year as the VP fundraiser, 3rd year as yearbook and 4 year doing school pictures.
Michelle Eisenmeger – Secretary
My daughter, Sydney, is a fifth grader and my son, Connor, is in first grade here at Brandeis. We love being part of the Brandeis family and I have been active with the PTA since my daughter started kindergarten. I am an attorney focusing on family law, representing individuals in divorce, custody, support, and other family law matters. I am fortunate to be able to help people in my work and to help support our amazing school!
Lynn Tatum – Treasurer
I am the proud grandmother of six grandchildren, two graduates from Brandeis and one that currently attends. I am retired after 40 years of dedicate service as a registered nurse. I love spending time with my family and doing volunteer work. In addition to volunteering with the PTA, I help with the Clothing Assistance and the Blessings In a Backpack Programs at Brandeis.
|Pictures/Yearbooks: Carla Dunham|
|Dances: Lana Rayhill|
|Hospitality: Jamilee Vail/Theresa DeFilippis|
|Room Parent Coordinator: VACANT|
|Bulletin Board: Jamilee Vail and Melissa Hines|
|Volunteer Coordinator: VACANT|
|PTA Website: Michelle Byrd|
|Field Day: Je’Retta Harris|
|KY Kids Day: VACANT|
Bylaws of PTAs determine its structure and provide specific regulations by which its affairs are governed and its officers are elected. The bylaws define or explain the rules under which the PTA functions. They protect the group from error and guide it to efficient service.
Access the Brandeis Elementary PTA Bylaws here: Brandeis PTA Bylaws
Standing rules provide for the day-by-day operation of your PTA/PTSA. Procedures that are not covered in your bylaws, but are a general policy or way of operating for your PTA/PTSA belong in standing rules.
Access the Brandeis Elementary PTA Standing Rule here [forthcoming]
Current year Budget
The PTA is budget is an itemized summary of probable income and expenses for the fiscal year which runs from July 1st to June 30th. The budget is created by the Board and approved by the PTA members at large at the first General Meeting of the year.
Current year approved budget: [forthcoming]
Previous year approved budget: 2016-17 Brandeis PTA Budget
The PTA must hold at least 3 general meetings per year. Here are the minutes from those meetings:
- General Meeting 1 Minutes
- General Meeting 2 Minutes
- General Meeting 3 Minutes