2020-2021 BBES PTO Board of Directors

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Samantha Reiter


Samantha first joined PTO two years ago and is super excited to be working with the amazing ladies that make up this year’s PTO board. Samantha and her husband Stephen met during college at Texas A&M and have been married for 11 years.  They have two wonderfully (still) exhausting kids: energetic Dylan, going into 2nd grade and sassy Paityn who is almost 4 years old…going on 14. Samantha works for a local governmental agency and is looking forward to making this crazy, strange year into another fun and memorable one with the faculty, kids and parents at Bear Branch!


Danielle Scherwin

Vice President

Danielle is excited for her first year as a PTO Board Member. She is Mom to bright eyed Layla who will be in 2nd grade this year and cute and cuddly Carter who is 2.  Danielle and her Husband Chris have been married going on 10 years. Danielle works Full Time as a Community Director in the Multi Family Housing Industry and is excited to see what the 2020-2021 year will bring to us all! 


Mechelle Schleider


Mechelle is excited to join the BBES PTO Board. She and her husband have been married for 12 years. They share two sons - Levi, going into 1st grade and Mason, who will be one early this fall. Mechelle works closely with multiple school districts in the Houston region and is looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year.

Stacy Brown


Stacy is the mother of two amazing kids: Jennifer, who is in 3rd grade and Luke, who will be a kindergartener. Stacy is a Nurse by trade but is enjoying taking time off from that role and focusing on family and serving others.  She is looking forward to a second year on the PTO board.

Jessica Bowles


Jessica has lived in Magnolia her entire life and met her husband here.  Both her and her husband, Wade, attended BBES many moons ago!  Now they have three daughters, one attending BBES now; Evelyn (3st grade), Amelia (5th grade), and Charlotte, almost 3 years old. Jessica enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her entire family.  She is looking forward to a fresh new year at BBES and getting to know new faces and knowing the old faces even better.

Liz Walker


Liz is super excited to join the PTO Board this year as Hospitality Chair. Liz enjoys party planning and going to the lake with her family. She has been married to her husband Michael for 17 years and they have two precious children. Huntley is 8 and will be in 3rd grade.  Sara Dell is 6 and will be in 1st grade. Liz has a background in Special Education and worked with blind and visually impaired children and adults. She also worked in Pharmaceutical Sales for 10 years before retiring to stay home with Huntley and Sara Dell. Liz is looking forward to the adventures a new school year brings.

Elisa Parker

Room Mom Coordinator

Elisa Parker is excited to be returning to Bear Branch's PTO Board as the Room Mom Coordinator.  She and her husband met while attending college at Texas A&M and have since been married for 17 years.  Jeremy and Elisa have two children: Ella who is in 7th grade and Ryan who will be in 3rd grade here at BBES. Elisa is a former elementary teacher and is looking forward to her third year on the PTO board to help support the faculty, parents, and children at BBES!

Tasia Payne

Yearbook Committee

Tasia is excited to be part of the BBES PTO Board for her second year. She and her husband Christopher share two beautiful children: Camille (3rd grade) and Cameron (Kindergarten) and new addition, Camaya.  Tasia has worked with children since her own teenage years as a youth coach to recently a teacher for children’s ministry education. 


Ashley Rutledge

Membership Coordinator 

Ashley moved from Ardmore, Oklahoma over 11 years ago. She and her husband Chad, have two children, Parker (5th grade) and Paige (2nd grade). Ashley has worked with children since high school in one form or another. She has her degree in social work and has worked as a CASA Advocate Coordinator. She currently teaches art to children and runs her own business. Ashley is looking forward to her second year on the BBES PTO board.


Mandy Foote

Co- Volunteer Coordinator

Mandy has been married to her husband, Chris Foote, for 5 1/2 years. They have 2 children together, Blake, 2nd grade, and Layla, kindergarten. Mandy has been a stay at home mom since Blake was born. Mandy has really enjoyed being an involved parents at BBES. Mandy is excited for my first year on the BBES PTO board.


Amber Cortes

Co-Volunteer Coordinator

Amber is extremely excited for her first year on the BBES PTO. Amber is a mom to her three sons and two awesome step sons. Nicholas, 11th grade loves being in the Marching Band for the Magnolia Bull Dogs. Dylan, 10th grade who plays football, is a member of the Magnolia Bassdawgs fishing team and always raises pigs for the Magnolia FFA. Grayson, 2nd grade plays baseball and loves fishing. Amber’s stepson Colton, 11th grade plays football, and likes to fish and go hunting. Stepson, Dylan, 9th grade loves to play video games and go swimming. Amber and her husband have been together for 12 years. Amber has been a room mom for 3 years and really enjoys spending time with the kids. Amber has been an owner of her own company for 7 years. Amber is looking forward to being on the PTO board and being a room mom.