PTO Executive Committee and Officers 2016-2017


Kim Tully (President)

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   

Cynthia Fairbanks (Ex-Officio)

After two years as Co-President,  Cynthia is currently serving as ex-officio for the Rosendale PTO. Cynthia holds a BS in Business from Cal Poly and a MEd in Educational Psychology from UVA.  She and her husband, Don,  have three children: Evan (6th grade), Corinne (5th grade), and Elyse (3rd grade). 

Jen Gruda (Co-Vice-President)

Jen is beginning her second term as Co-Vice President of the PTO. She was raised in northern New York and moved to Niskayuna in 2004.  She and her husband, Ben, have two boys at Rosendale, Nicholas (5th grade) and Jake (2nd grade).  She works part-time as a Dental Hygienist in Schenectady.  Jen takes every opportunity to volunteer including with her sons ' hockey teams.
Jen Gruda 

Amanda Romero (Co-Vice-President)

Amanda Romero is beginning her second term as Co-Vice President of the PTO.  She is mom to Paige (6th grade) and Matt (4th grade).  She is also a part time RN, working as a Clinical Nursing Instructor.  Amanda grew up in Schenectady, left the area for 10 years, and has been back in the Rosendale Community since 2012.  She has enjoyed time as a classroom parent, class volunteer, co-chair of various events, as well as being a Girl Scout Leader for the last 3 years.   Amanda looks forward to a great year as Co-VP and working with a great PTO team to help keep the Rosendale Community strong, active and fun!
Amanda Romero
Anne Heller (Treasurer)

e Heller is serving her second year as PTO Treasurer.  She and her husband, Chris, are the parents of Bradley (3rd grade) and Davis (2nd grade).  A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Anne worked in finance at GE for 10 years before becoming an at-home mom.

Anne Heller

 Meisha Rosenberg (Secretary)

Meisha Rosenberg is beginning her first term as Secretary of the PTO. She and her husband have one son, Nicholas (3rd grade). She grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, and is a freelance writer and has also been a teacher and an editor. She has a B.A. from Reed College and a masters from New York University in writing and literature. She is also a Masters swimmer. 

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,
Apr 7, 2014, 10:52 AM
Rosendale PTO,
Sep 7, 2015, 9:06 PM
Rosendale PTO,
Oct 2, 2013, 6:05 PM