2022-2023 EXECUTIVE BOARD
With the help of our amazing board and committee members, we are able to make it all happen. Please contact them with your questions by filling out the contact form below.
My name is Alana Bush and I am serving the HBE PTO Board as President this year. This is my 8th year at Highland Bluff and I love it!
I live near the Rez with my fiance Josh, 3 kids, and 3 fur babies. I have twins,
Caleb and Kinley, who are 5th graders at HBE.My oldest daughter,Jayden, is in 7th grade at NWRMS. HBE is by far the BEST!
We have the best staff and students and I can?t wait to serve with you this year!
Hilarie Courtney Sullivan
Hello! I'm this year?s PTO Vice President, Hilarie Courtney Sullivan.
I live in Flowood with my husband, Wesley, and daughter, Carsyn.
My family and I are members of Pinelake Church. Carsyn will be a 5th grader at HBE this year.
We are very excited to serve again this
year, and become more involved in
school-wide initiatives that impact our kid education and school experience!
Hello HBE!!! My name is Philece Smith and I am the treasurer. My husband and I have two children a 10th grader and a 1st grader. Highland Bluff Elementary is a unique school with an incredible legacy and it?s an honor to be apart of it.
I chose to be apart of the PTO as a way for me to serve the faculty and staff and to make sure everyone knows how much they are loved and appreciated. My time on the board has been exciting and rewarding and I look forward to what this year has to bring.
Hi, I?m Jessica Fields, fundraising
director for HBE PTO. I?m excited to share all the fun fundraising events the PTO has planned for this year.
My daughter, Darby, is a second grader and I have a 2 year old son, Callum, that can?t wait to join the HBE family. I am a 2 year old preschool teacher at Lakeside and a stay at home mom. I enjoy watching my daughter play softball and soccer and being
active in my church.
My name is Laura Dearman and I
am serving the HBE PTO board as
one of your fundraising directors. I live in Brandon with my husband
William, and our twins Hudson and Whitley who will be in second grade
his year at HBE.
I am a Labor and Delivery nurse
and small business owner. This will
be my second year as a Highland
Bluff parent and I am excited to
serve on the Board to support the
faculty, staff, and students at HBE.
We love our school and cannot wait
for you to see all the fun and
exciting things we have planned for
Social Events Coordinator
Greetings, my name is Marquita White. I serve as your social events coordinator for this year. I also serve as Program Manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Center of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems at Jackson State University. Although this is my first year serving on the board, I am no stranger to HBE?s PTO. I am excited to continue serving the awesome scholars, educators, and staff of The Bluff as they embark on a new year full of adventures.
My husband, Danyell, and I have one
dynamic, kind, and gifted daughter at HBE. Our daughter, Peyton, has been at The Bluff since kindergarten and is excited to enter 4th grade this year! Our family loves creating new things and sharing our gifts with others. As a
former educator who comes from a long line of educators, I value life-long learning, the spirit of service and the good they bring to our community. am excited to share my love for service and gifts in any capacity that helps The Bluff remain an exemplary school as it journeys to excellence.
Katie Shook Thompson
My name is Katie Thompson and I am serving the HBE PTO board as the secretary. I live in Brandon with my identical girl twins, Mary Kate and Madison, who will be in the 4th grade and my son, Wasson, who will be in fifth grade this year at HBE.
I also serve our community's youth as a NWRAA Soccer Board member, and I volunteer to coach/assistant coach
This will be my 19th year as a public school educator, and my third year as a Highland Bluff parent. I am excited to serve on the Board to support everything Highland Bluff ensuring our kids live their best life all while consistently showing growth.
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