Join Next Year's PTA Board

Help us rebuild the Ben Franklin community that we have been missing over the last year!  We want your input on supporting our students and teachers.  Join other fellow parents in having an impact by volunteering for one of our many board or committee positions.

Email to volunteer or ask questions. We'd love to meet you!

There are many options, and they vary in time commitment. Board positions span the school year, with monthly meetings. But pay off with a closer connection to school and other parents. Committee positions vary wildly in time commitment, flexibility, and sociability. They're a fun way to meet new people, and there's a lot of a support from the board to help you!  

Contact if you'd like more info.

Learn more about PTA Board Member Positions >

2021 - 2022 Franklin PTA Board Members

Emily Sorensen


Kathleen Thornton                               


Diana Wu and Lakshmi Kuduganti                                


VP Communications
Sinan Ussakli                        


VP Fundraising
Heather Vandenberg                           


VP Education
Genn Zentz                             


VP After-School Enrichment
OPEN POSITION                


VP Special Events
Marie Paulsen*                           


VP Health & Wellness
OPEN POSITION                     


VP School Support
OPEN POSITION                

* election to be held at September 2021 General Membership meeting


Join the Board

Would you like to join the PTA board this year? If you're interested in learning more, contact Emily Sorensen at We look forward to talking with you!