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Welcome to the BHS PTSA

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The PTSA Mission Statement

Create an inclusive, supportive community that cultivates a tradition of excellence for all students

BHS Parents we need you. Ballard HS relies heavily on parent volunteers to help provide the best possible experience and opportunities for all students…even more so now!

Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to see how you can help out no matter how big or small and feel free to contact anyone currently on the PTSA for more information too. Read issues of the PTSA Weekly Newsletter to stay informed!


Please refer to the many and different ways to volunteer and show your support for the PTSA and Ballard High School.


PTSA Virtual Meetings 2021-22

The BHS PTSA looks forward to sharing dynamic programs for our school wide General Meetings this school year! Make sure to put our General Meetings on your calendar, all at 7 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. Contact us at bhs.ptsa.pres@gmail.com to learn more.

At our January meeting we will host SPS representatives to discuss the upcoming Levy vote in February. Meetings also include committee and principal updates, we’d love to have you join us and find out how you can get involved too!

  • Board Thursday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
  • Board Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
  • Board Thursday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m.
  • Board Thursday, Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.
  • General Membership Thursday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
  • Board Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m.
  • Board Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m.
  • Board Thursday, May 5, 6 p.m.
  • Board Thursday, June 9, 5:30 p.m.
  • General Membership Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m.

Who We Are

Zoom grid of teachers and ptsa

The Ballard HS PTSA promotes and supports the social, emotional, and academic well-being of all students. The work we do raises funds to run programs that provide academic opportunities, teacher and staff support, and backing for student activities. You can make a difference!

* Join * Donate * Get Involved * Volunteer *


Meet the BHS PTSA Team

Gena Mason Frank

Meet BHS PTSA Secretary Gena Mason Frank | Hello! I’m Gena Mason Frank, parent of a Senior and a Sophomore at Ballard, as well as a 7th grader at Whitman.
While I’ve been involved with both Whittier and Whitman when my kids were younger, I noticed that as my kids got to High School I felt less connected to the school and to other parents.

I joined the PTSA to be a bigger part of the high school school experience for myself, but also for my kids. It’s my first year as PTSA Secretary, and I’m excited to be a part of a fun team of parents, but to also get to know administration and staff as well. I look forward to meeting new people and seeing your faces (virtually) at our next PTSA meeting! 
Gena’s email is bhs.ptsa.sec@gmail.com

Meet BHS PTSA Vice President Michelle Renn | Hi there, I’m Michelle Renn, parent of twin juniors (go class of 2023!) I joined the PTSA when my kids were freshman and served as Secretary for the past two years. This year, I am honored to be supporting the PTSA as Vice President.

Michelle Renn

I have loved being involved with the schools my kids attended beginning way back in kindergarten. I was the Live Auction Chair at Coe Elementary for several years and enjoy getting to know the administration, staff and fellow parents. I feel more connected to the BHS community, and in turn my kids, after our monthly meetings. We are always happy to welcome new members and look forward to seeing you (virtually for now) at an upcoming meeting.

Watch for more PTSA Member Introductions in the PTSA Weekly Newsletter!


PTSA Board 21-22

Executive Committee

President:  Gloria Kruzner, bhs.ptsa.pres@gmail.com
Vice President
: Michelle Renn, bhs.ptsa.vp@gmail.com
Treasurer:  Shelley Rousseau, bhs.ptsa.treas@gmail.com
Secretary: Gena Mason Frank, bhs.ptsa.sec@gmail.com

Executive Board

Executive Committee: (including list above)
Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Visser, volunteers.ballardhs@gmail.com
Membership Chair:  Lisa Vanderford,  bhs.ptsa.membershipchair@gmail.com
Legislative Liaison: Brian Duncan, bhs.ptsa.legislative@gmail.com
Principal: Keven Wynkoop, kswynkoop@seattleschools.org
Building Leadership Team (BLT): Glory Frodesen, gloryf@msn.com
Family & Community Engagement (FACE):
Brenda Savage, bhs.ptsa.face@gmail.com


Standing Committee

PTSA Newsletter: Gloria Kruzner, ballardhighnews@gmail.com
Stand Alone News: Chuck Fuller, bhs.ptsa.site@gmail.com
Social Media: Erika Goodmanson, bhs.ptsa.socialmedia@gmail.com
Grants: Lori Wilbur, bhsgrants@gmail.com
Direct Appeal Fundraising:
Erika Goodmanson, bhs.ptsa.socialmedia@gmail.com
SPREE: Becky Moore, becky@beckymoore.com 
Reflections: Misha Zadeh Graham, bhs.ptsa.reflectionscmte@gmail.com
Staff Appreciation: Michelle Peters, mpeters@eagleeyes.biz
and Lisa Vanderford, bhs.ptsa.membershipchair@gmail.com
BASH/Auction Coordinators:
Deb Fitzpatrick and Carol Cheyne, info@bhsauction.com
PTSA Website:  Chuck Fuller, bhs.ptsa.site@gmail.com
Ballard HS Communication Liaison/BHS Webmaster:
Diane Taylor, dmtaylor@seattleschools.org


What We Do

We provide financial and volunteer support for the students, parents, and staff of Ballard High School. 

We also offer educational opportunities to parents several times per year, with education nights ranging from Suicide Awareness to raising and supporting healthy students. Check out some of the ways your BHS PTSA supports your school! In addition visit the PTSA Volunteer page for ways to support staff and students at BHS!

Become A Member 

Anyone who supports Ballard High students, staff, and families is welcome to join the Ballard High PTSA and volunteer to support our endeavors. 

This includes everyone our name implies (Parents, Teachers, and Students), as well as alumni, grandparents, extended family members, community members, and more!  View the PTSA Welcome with Membership Sign-Up, and the Fall Teacher Support Fund to get started!

BHS PTSA Fundraising

We raise money through fundraising events such as our annual Direct Appeal Campaign and BASH Dinner and Auction typically held in the spring. Simply becoming a member also supports every student in the school and a way to contribute.

The BHS PTSA is a non-profit 501 (c)(3). If you donated to the BHS PTSA, your donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law, BHS PTSA Tax ID #91-1303069. Want to help us fundraise?

Contact us at bhs.ptsa.pres@gmail.com to learn more.


PTSA Legislative Corner

SCPTA Advocacy

Seattle Council PTA | Visit the Seattle Council PTA website for current updates and information for families to stay up to date on issues.

Current Call to Action: Refer to the SCPTA News posts often to stay up to date on current issues.

WSPTA Advocacy

Washington State PTA | Any PTA member is encouraged to submit an issue, or a resolution, or learn more about the legislative principle that addresses concerns that affect children on a statewide level to the Washington State PTA (WSPTA). 

The WSPTA relies on its members to provide the priorities that we will advocate for at the state level and within our communities. View the WSPTA video page for more information.


Follow & Connect With Us!

Follow us on the school’s PTSA social media sites.

twitter icon  @BallardHSPTSA   Facebook icon  @FriendsofBallardHigh 

Facebook icon BHSClassof2022  Instagram Icon @BHS.PTSA