Congratulations to Maria Cross, our Volunteer of the Month for December!  Maria and her family relocated here in July 2018 from Southern California for her husband’s job.   She has two kids in PISD, her son Cole, an 8th grader at Renner Middle School, and daughter Cara, a 4th grader here at Brinker.  Maria and her family could not be more pleased with the premier education and support the Brinker community and family provide.  Maria is a 4th grade room rep, and she has helped in book fair and with pep rallies.  In her short time here at Brinker, she says she is honored and grateful to be volunteering with stellar individuals who dedicate their time and talent to serve our school.  Go Brinker Bears!


Congratulations to Crissy Peters, our Volunteer of the Month for November!  She has twin 2nd graders and 2 kids at Renner.  Crissy has spent countless hours helping with Book Fair, she organized the Lost and Found and she will be chairing Brinker Bash in the Spring!  She  "loves the Brinker community and highly recommend everyone get involved as each kid in the school loves seeing their parents helping out."  In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and the occasional round of golf. Thanks Crissy for all that you do for our kids' school!


Congratulations to our volunteers of the month for October, Geanine Cobbel and Deb Hodges


Geanine is the grandmother, “Bubbe” of Blake Acks, a kindergarten student at Brinker and also his sister Caroline who is 3 and their cousin Warner who is 2. She worked for PISD for 25 years and retired 3 years ago to take care of Blake and Caroline, which has been her greatest joy! Her number one hobby is her grandchildren as she loves being with them and staying active! Geanine started off volunteering at Thomas Elementary when her daughters, Andrea and Ashley, started Kindergarten about 33 years ago and she is now carrying on that tradition by volunteering at preschool and Brinker for her grandchildren.


Deb Hodges was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She raised two wonderful kids and has six super duper grand kids, two who attend Brinker. Deb also has a sassy parrot named "Bubba" and a great big lovable dog named "Red." She loves to travel, is an avid reader, enjoys crosswords and walks a 5K once a year for a cause that is close to her heart.  Deb is a cancer survivor and she enjoys working in the library so she can be close to her grand kids, Kennedy and Huntlee. She will turn 70 this year and plans to keep checking things off of her never ending list! 

We truly appreciate these special ladies and their dedication to our school.  Please congratulate them when you see them around the halls!  

Congratulations to Stephanie Kaleba, our Volunteer of the Month for September! Stephanie relocated to Plano from Huntington Beach, CA in August, 2017.  Her husband Matt's job at Toyota is what brought the Kaleba family to Texas, and so far they are loving it!  She has 2 daughters:  Ellie is a 7th grader at Renner Middle School and Audrey is a 5th grader at Brinker. Stephanie volunteers her time at the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, the library at Renner Middle School, a Girl Scout Troop leader, and several jobs at Brinker including the library volunteer coordinator, workroom volunteer, and updating the calendar and forms on the Brinker PTA website.  In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling, reading, and going for long walks.



Past Volunteers of the Month



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2016-2017 Volunteers of the Month

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2015-2016 Volunteers of the Month

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2014-2015 Volunteers of the Month

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2013-2014 Volunteers of the Month

 May 2014 – Nikki Moulinet

April 2014 – Manisha Vij

February 2014 - Abby and Zuri Castillo

 January 2014 – Barbara Wisler

December 2013 – Clare Hebert

November 2013 – Alison Grzyb

October 2013 – Pumpkin Patch Committee

(Ginny Clougherty, Stacie Ferguson, Alison Grzyb, Tana Kaiser,

 Sarah Kissel, Candice Leinart, Ann Lin, Kisha Mize, Nancy Moriarty,

 Lisa Padek, Robin Pierce, Jennifer Thompson and Alice Chao)


2012-2013 Volunteers of the Month

May 2013 - Sara Fetterolf

April 2013 - Marcie Ashford

March 2013 - Felicia Giambalvo & Shelley Lowe

February 2013 - Jan Pascuzzi & Julie Pascuzzi

January 2013 - Jeff Fink

December 2012 - Sandy Goodman-Cohn & Lisa Stokes

November 2012 - Beverly Cooper

October 2012 - Tamie Burnett

September 2012 - Katrina Parker

August 2012 - Cub Scout Pack 283


2011-2012 Volunteers of the Month

May 2012 - Melissa Pate

April 2012 - Tifany Cheatham

March 2012 - Barbara Boettigheimer

February 2012 - Rebecca Dumas

January 2012 - Erin Gordon

November 2011 - Telma Stucker

October 2011 - Holly Castora

September 2011 - Nikki Moulinet


2010-2011 Volunteers of the Month

April 2011 - Heather Burchett & Wendi Klatsky

March 2011 - Tracy Cullens & Sherry Thum

February 2011 - Rockin' for Brinker Committee
(Shannon Garza, Kim Gleason, Julie Pascuzzi, Amy Young)

January 2011 - Regina Hulcy

December 2010 - Laura Burg

November 2010 - Kim Gleason

October 2010 - Austine Chan

September 2010 - Linda Raphael


2009-2010 Volunteers of the Month

May 2010 - Denise Evans

April 2010 - Tracie Deason

March 2010 - Tammi Rainier

February 2010 - Tammy Komenda

January 2010 - Barbara Boettigheimer

December 2009 - Karen Ricketts

November 2009 - Clare Hebert

October 2009 - Dana Freed

September 2009 - Amy Young