Our Mission

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.  We are a group of parents, teachers, and other child advocates who are interested in making a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth. 

Why Join PTA?


Get Connected

There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school

Discover Great Resources

The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.

Tap into a Network

PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.

Speak Up

PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

Watch Yourself Grow

By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.

Witness Improvement

By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role by supporting building improvements through advocacy and play an important role in fundraising for curriculum based programs and social events.


Barnwell PTA Recognized as National School of Excellence

Barnwell's PTA was recognized as a 2017-19 National PTA School of Excellence! This is one of the highest awards any PTA can earn - only 143 schools in the country (only 16 in Georgia) were recognized as National Schools of Excellence! 

Our Leadership


Ryann Kennedy / Sogol Zebarjadi


Kate Kuehn



School Support

Vice President: Jennifer Matheson / Standing Chair: Hoda Ataei

(Copy Parent, All Pro Dads, School Play, Box Tops, Book Fair)

Teacher Enrichment

Vice President: Ece Potter / Standing Chair: Lauren Limbaugh

(Staff Appreciation, Mini-grants, Room Parents, Hospitality)

Community Affairs

Vice President: Erin Kadzis / Standing Chair: Michelle Erste

(Movie Night, Spirit Nights, Mother-Son Bingo, Father-Daughter Dance, Barnival, Giving Tree, Business Partners)

Student Enrichment

Vice President: Kristin Funt / Standing Chair: Megan Gann

(Reading Readiness, Math Night, STEM Week, International Night, Reflections)


Vice President: Ryan Uptegraph / Standing Chair: Emily Glahn


Vice President: Molly Risner / Standing Chair: Autumn Sisk

(Yearbook, Directory, Website)


Melanie Stezzi