Pin on Pinterest

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Council PTA celebrated its newest Texas Honorary Life Members and Extended Service award recipients at a ceremony and reception at Newman Smith High School.

Silvia Watanabe, Council PTA Vice President of Membership, welcomed the guests and acknowledged their outstanding service to our community and their campuses.

Texas PTA Honorary Life member is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an individual for outstanding service to children and youth by PTA. The recipients need not be a member of PTA but should be a person who has contributed significantly to back the future OR service to children and youth.

Council PTA selected Dennis McCabe of Alphagraphics on Josey Lane as the 2015 recipient of this honor. “Mr. McCabe and Alphagraphics are true Community Partners,” said Linda Villemarette, Council Delegate Liaison, shared. “They have come through time and again with outstanding service for our Council and our local units. They understand that doing business in our community and with our schools is not just good business. It makes good communities. We appreciate Mr. McCabe & the Alphagraphics team.”

Council President, Diane Dobis, presented Council’s Extended Service Award to Superintendent Dr. Bobby Burns. This award is presented to those who continue to give outstanding service to the Texas PTA. The recipient must have been actively involved in Texas PTA for 10 years and have already been awarded the Texas Honorary Life Membership. “Dr. Burns exemplifies outstanding service in word and deed. His leadership is making high achievement for every student possible. Our community is filled with CFBISD alumni making outstanding contributions in their businesses and in their homes. Thank you for your vision, passion and leadership.”

The newest Texas Honorary Life members from the local campuses are:


Brookhaven Country Club

C-FB ISD Ambassadors

C-FB ISD Educational Foundaton

Harry Photo


Joe’s Pizza (on Beltline Rd).

North Lake College

On the Border

Raising Cane’s

Ranchview HS Athletics

Ranchview HS Band

RL Turner Future Farmers of America

Scout Troop 316

Leslie Wood (Carrollton Early Childhood PTA)

  • Shanna Brown & Kim Chow-Jackson ( Blair Elementary)
  • Saul Longoria (Blanton Elementary)
  • Sarah Brinker (Central Elementary)
  • Ryan Avery & Jennifer Leadmon (Country Place Elementary)
  • Agustin Arambul & Charles Buck (Farmers Branch Elementary)
  • Stephanie Gennette (Furneaux Elementary)
  • Vicki Uselman (Kent Elementary)
  • Leianne Griffin (Landry Elementary)
  • Alyson Frisby & Erick Blackman (LaVillita Elementary)
  • Sharma Lewis & Jeff Sughrue (McCoy Elementary)
  • Irene Palomo (McLaughlin Elementary)
  • Donnette Holder & Jan Wehmeyer (Rainwater Elementary)


  • Stacy Sullivan (Riverchase Elementary)
  • Robert Adcox and Bebbian Seiler (Rosemeade Elementary)
  • Felicia Whisenhunt (Stark Elementary)
  • Justin Favela & Jo Lyne Porter (Thompson Elementary)
  • Mindy Lindquist & Lisa Merino (Blalack Middle School)
  • Beth Martini & Susan Stockwell (Barbara Bush Middle School
  • Keri Minier (Vivian Field Middle School)
  • Melanie Freeman & Rebecca Reuter (DeWitt Perry Middle School)
  • Melanie Magee & Chanda Stegall (Ted Polk Middle School)
  • Trish Jones & Jinna Thompson (Creekview HS)
  • Brenda Briley, Luke Erlenbush, Randay Helveka & Mimi LaSelle (Ranchview HS)
  • Amanda Morgan (Newman Smith HS)
  • Kerry Brown & Jackie Jackson-Smith (RLTurner HS)


The newest PTA Extended Service Award honorees from the local campuses are:

  • Stacey Baker (Blair Elementary)
  • Larry Conner (Furneaux Elementary
  • Debbie Williams (Kent Elementary)


  • Jami Shields ( LaVillita Elementary)
  • Alex Sagcal (Creekview HS)
  • Stephanie Herpin (Newman Smith HS)


PTA is the largest advocacy organization for students, teachers and parents. Texas PTA represents over 500,000 members and encourages community involvement in public schools. With the Back the Future Campaign, Texas PTA recognizes that strong schools build strong communities and encourages community partners to positively engage with schools. C-FB ISD Council’s 5,700 members represent parents, educators and community partners who support our public schools.

C-FB Council PTA provides coordination, training, and support for all 36 active local PTA units along with the following programs:

  • Teacher grants to support student achievement;
  • Student scholarships;
  • Training for PTA campus leaders;
  • Family engagement/education programs on the campuses;
  • Programs that increase student awareness of the environment
  • Healthy Lifestyles initiatives such as Red Ribbon Week
  • Reflections competitions which encourages creativity and recognizes achievements in Literature and the Fine Arts.

PTA membership is available to anyone who is interested in public education. Ask any board member how you can join. See and join us on Facebook: