PTO Executive Committee and Officers 2018-2019

Kim Tully (Ex- officio)

Kimberly Tully is beginning her first term as PTO President at Rosendale.  Originally from Long Island, Kimberly and her husband, Mathew, have lived in the Capital Region for 13 years – in Niskayuna for the last 10.  She is the mother of three children, 2 of whom attend Rosendale.  Kimberly earned her M.S. in Special Education and Literacy from the University at Albany and has had various experiences in the education field over the years.  She is also an active board member with the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SC-SPCA), where she works to better the lives of abused and neglected animals. In their spare time, Kimberly and her husband Mathew enjoy traveling with their children!  Kimberly looks forward to working with the families and staff of Rosendale!

Kim Tully   

Rachel Orsini (Co-President)

 Nikki Ogonowski

Jessica LaFex (Co-Vice President)

          Mary-Jane Rooney (Co-Vice President)
Mary-Jane Rooney is starting her first year as PTO Co-Vice Chair.  She and her husband, John, have lived in Niskayuna for four years.  They are the parents of two children, one of whom currently attends Rosendale.  She has an MBA from the University of Albany and B.S. in Economics from Siena College.  Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, Mary-Jane was the COO of a small technology company for 15 years.
Carrie Kirkton (Treasurer
Carrie Kirkton and her husband (Scott) have lived in Niskayuna for thirteen years. They have two daughters at Rosendale (Zoe in Grade 4 and Piper in Kindergarten). Carrie earned a BS in Chemistry from Denison University and a MS in Forensic Science
from the University of Alabama Birmingham. She works as a Supervisor in the Toxicology Section of the NY State Police Crime Lab. When not working and spending time with her girls, Carrie enjoys playing with their new puppy (Charlie), bird watching and knitting. She is looking forward to continuing the great work of the Rosendale PTO.

            Jillian Fountain (Secretary)
Jillian Fountain is starting her first year as PTO secretary.  She and her husband, Mike, have a daughter, Gabriella,  in third grade at Rosendale. Jill has a B.A. from Fordham University in English and Classical Civilizations and an M.A. and M.S. from the College of Saint Rose in English and Secondary Education- English 7-12. She teaches part-time at Niskayuna High School. 

PTO Goals

The goals of the Rosendale Parent Teacher Organization are to:
  • Promote the welfare and education of children in the home, school and community and
  • Foster communication among parents, guardians, caregivers, teachers, support staff and administration so that they may cooperate in providing the best educational environment for each child.

Membership in the PTO is open to all parents, guardians, and caregivers of students at Rosendale Elementary School and to all faculty and staff who support the goals and purposes of the PTO. Please contact the PTO Treasurer to inquire about memberships. The Rosendale PTO is not affiliated with the national PTA. 

Please feel free to contact any PTO Board members if you have questions about PTO events or would like to volunteer!

PTO Meetings
All Rosendale parents, caregivers and staff are invited to attend PTO meetings. Meetings are held monthly, but days may vary due to holidays and other school district events. Meeting days and listed on the PTO Meetings page

PTO Bylaws
The PTO Bylaws are codified in this document

PTO Communication Procedure
To get the word out about a PTO event, program or fundraiser, please follow our Communication Procedure.

PTO Committees and Chairs

Rosendale PTO,
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