About the PTO
The Excel Academy PTO is dedicated to supporting the education of our students through financial support, encouraging parent involvement and fostering community and relationships among the school, parents and teachers for the benefit of our children.
The members of the PTO are:
(a) any parent or legally appointed guardian of a child who is enrolled in the school, including said spouse; and
(b) all teachers and staff of the School, including, without limitation, the Executive Director of the School.
PTO Board Members
Bel Schrogham - President
Hello Excel Eagles! This is our third year at Excel and my second year as your PTO President. I have been involved in PTA/PTO for 9 years, serving in a variety of capacities such as Fun Run Chair, Silent Auction Chair, Communications Director and 4 years as President. My oldest son, Riley, is in 8th grade, my daughter, Addi, is in 5th grade and my son, Kane, is in 1st grade. I love being an advocate for our students and helping to grow our community support. I am a passionate supporter of mental health resources for our youth and bringing more tools into the school to address it. In my free time, I am a Realtor for Keller Williams Avenues and Co-Founder of Speak Up For Selective Mutism. My family and I enjoy being outdoors and traveling. We live and breathe rugby and all Chicago sports!
Alana Mace - General Board Member
Hi! I am thrilled to join the PTO Board for the 2021-2022 year! My daughter Lexie is in 2nd grade and has been an Excel Eagle since kindergarten! We love being a part of the Excel community and look forward to helping grow and foster it. I am excited to meet all of you!
John Lovell - Vice President
Hi! I have two kids at Excel, Grant is in 1st and Gannon is in 3rd. My wife, a former charter school teacher, opened my eyes to the real world of being a teacher. Through her experiences, I was able to see just a small piece of how crucial educators who have the right amount of support can make monumental changes in the life of their students. I joined the PTO board because I strongly believe in supporting teachers and want to utilize my skills in planning and expectation management to benefit the Excel community.
Mellisa Frankhauser - General Board Member
Hi! I am excited to join the PTO for the 2021-2022 school year. I have 3 kids; Drake is in 6th grade, Emma is in 3rd grade and Brody is 3. This will be our 4th year at Excel. I am ready to reconnect with families (both new and existing) as we look forward to a more involved school year.
Krista Taylor - General Board Memeber
Hi! I have two kids, Caleb in 2nd grade and Savannah is 4. We've been at Excel since kindergarten and really appreciate all the opportunities to get involved and feel like a part of the school. I'm excited to join Excel's PTO board and help foster a sense of community and pride!
Laura Anderson - ECC Coordinator
Hi! Last year was tough on all of us, but the Excel community is strong and I’m so looking forward to meeting our new families & reconnecting with our old ones in person this year! My kids are Barrett (5th grade) and Parker (2nd grade), and we’ve been at Excel since Barrett started Kindergarten. I look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Davida Lemieux - Treasurer
Hello! I am excited to be your treasurer again for the 2021-2022 school year. I have two daughters - Leilah, in 6th grade, and Tatiana, in 2nd grade. We have been part of the Excel community for a couple of years now and absolutely love it! I look forward to meeting you and having a fun year
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