What is PATS?

 

Parents and Teachers at Simis (PATS) exist to develop and enrich student educational achievement by supporting our community of students, parents and staff at Madison Simis Elementary. There are no fees to join. If you are a parent or guardian of a student at Simis, you are a part of PATS! 

 

How we accomplish our mission:

  • PATS serves to both foster and preserve a strong relationship between parents, teachers and administrators at Simis.

  • PATS raises funds to provide resources and support programs that are not funded through Simis or Madison District budget.

  • PATS provides opportunities for parents and staff to work together and maintain direct communication.

  • Our success is measured by student achievement as well as parent and teacher satisfaction.

Questions? Contact our President, Kathleen Lewis at president@simispats.org

 

 

2022 - 2023 PATS EXECUTIVE BOARD 

 

 

KATHLEEN LEWIS

PRESIDENT

president@simispats.org

This is Kathleen's third year serving on the PATS board. She is married to Connor and has two sons, one in first grade and another in third grade. She is a former 5th-grade  teacher who is now a third grade teacher at Simis. She is excited to take on the role of President and is looking forward to a great 2022-2023 school year! 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAUDINE M. WESSEL

PRESIDENT-ELECT

presidentelect@simispats.org

Claudine M. Wessel's daily activities include being part of the leadership at Arizona Science Center which allows her to inspire curious minds through science. Married to Kelly, together they are parents to Simis students, Liddie (2nd grade) and Rory (Pre-K). Claudine is passionate about food, wine, social justice, music, and much more. 

 

 

 

 

ERIN WOODELL

VICE PRESIDENT of COMMUNICATIONS & SECRETARY

communications@simispats.org

Erin Woodell has 22 years of experience in marketing and communications for public postsecondary institutions. She is passionate about building brands through strategic design, immersive experiences, and storytelling. Erin has won several awards for creative work in advertising including two Telly Awards and a Rocky Mountain Emmy. Erin and her husband Richard have a son entering second grade at Simis. This is her first year on the PATS Board.

 

 

BRIDGET DALY

VICE PRESIDENT, FUNDRAISING

fundraising@simispats.org

This is Bridget's second year serving on the PATS board. She is a mom to two teen daughters and a son, Noam going into 4th grade at Simis. Bridget is a marketing and communications professional and career coach with 17 years of agency, healthcare, educational and non-profit experience. You can usually find her hanging with her kids by the pool or traveling around the country going to Phish concerts.

 

AMY CZYZ

VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT, FUNDRAISING

vpelect@simispats.org

This is my first year on the PATS board and excited to learn all the things fundraising.  I have two boys that go to Simis my oldest Maxwell is in 3rd grade and Benny a Kindergartener.  I enjoy volunteering in the classroom when we can as I am an ex-head start preschool teacher. I love traveling with my husband Chris and spending summers in Minnesota with my family.

 

RACHEL SALKIN

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY EVENTS

events@simispats.org

 

 

ERIN HART

TREASURER – ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

treasurer.ap@simispats.org

 

BRIAN COSPER

TREASURER – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

 treasurer.ar@simispats.org

 

 

ERIN CAMPBELL

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

volunteers@simispats.org

This is Erin’s 2nd year serving on the PATS board. Erin has a 4th grade son at Simis and a 6th grade daughter at Meadows. Erin taught in the Creighton District and at Simis before taking time off to stay home with her kids. Last year Erin was the 2nd grade remote teacher for the Madison Virtual Academy. Erin loves Simis and is excited to continue to support the Simis community as Volunteer Coordinator.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, baking, and traveling.

 

JOCELYN HARDING

TEACHER REPRESENTATIVE

jharding@madisoned.org

This school year will be my 21st at Simis! I taught 1st-grade for the first four years and this is my 17th as a 2nd-grade teacher. In 2016, I was honored to be the Arizona International Baccalaureate  Primary Years Programme Teacher of the Year.  I am a fourth-generation Arizona native and married my high school sweetheart, James. Together, we have two children, Emma (25) and Wyatt (21). Both went through Simis, Meadows, and then Sunnyslope High School. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, gardening, and traveling. I absolutely LOVE working with the children and families at Simis and I hope it shows!