(Parent Teacher Organization)

2020 - 2021 Board Members

The organization's main objective is to enrich the lives of our children through educational, social and recreational activities. The parents and teachers work together to achieve this objective. All parents and teachers are members of the PTO.

The By-laws of Serene Hills Elementary PTO, as well as the  2020 -2021 PTO Budget is also available for review in the PTO Forms & Documents

Erin Warner

Erin Warner has a daughter in 4th grade and a son in 2st grade. She is active in her church and enjoys spending time with her family. She loves to cook, stay active and read. Previously she worked in the aerospace industry as an engineer and project manager. She has a passion for helping students love STEM.

Roxi Tsakas
 Vice President 

Roxi has 2 boys, one in 6th grade at HBMS and the other in 3rd grade. She spends her time watching her boys play sports, swimming in Lake Travis and sailing in the Caribbean. She is a native Austinite and also serves on the board for the Lake Travis Education Foundation.

Rachel Ellis

Rachel is a mom to our son that is in Pre-K this year at Serene Hills.  Rachel was born in Texas, raised in Dripping Springs, and attended Texas State University with a Bachelors of Psychology.  In her spare time she loves to be outdoors and active on the lake or on the trails with the family and at least one of her three dogs.  Rachel appreciates all that Serene Hills has already done for her son and loves being able to give back with volunteer time.  

Katie Berndt

Katie Berndt is mom to two daughters - one in 3rd grade and the other in kindergarten.  She's a born and raised Midwesterner, but graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.  She lived in Chicago, Denver, and the San Francisco Bay area before returning to the city she knew was home.  Previously, she did marketing for wine, chocolate, and apparel companies. These days she teaches fitness classes to children and adults

Emilie Henry
 Fundraising Events 

Emilie Henry is a parent of a 4th grader at Serene Hills Elementary and a daughter at LTMS.  She has been active volunteer in the school for the last five years. In her spare time she loves spending time with family, catching up wtih friends, and crafting.

Jodie Dover
 Fundraising Programs 

Jodie Dover is a mother to two boys - a Serene Hills second grader and kindergartner who are 10th generation Texans!  Both boys are involved in a variety of sports as well as cub scouts.  Jodie is a University of Texas grad who works full time in digital marketing.  In her downtime, she is active in her church, loves to travel, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Catherine Sult
Loni Castaldini
 Volunteer Coordinator 

Loni Castaldini has two sons who attend Serene Hills Elementary (4th and 2nd) and a daughter who is in preschool. She is very active in her children’s lives and loves being able to be a stay at home mom. Loni is native to California and studied Nutrition Science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She also has a background in education and loved being a Kindergarten teacher for 5 years. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at Serene Hills Elementary, traveling with her family, running, being on the lake and reading.

Sarah Walters

Sarah Walters is the mother of Serene Hills 5th grader who is active in sports. She teaches yoga and is active in the Lakeway Arts community, serving on City of Lakeway Arts Committee. Her husband is an attorney. Sarah previously worked in TV news in NYC.

Catherine Sult is a mom to 3 boys.   Her oldest is in 7th grade at HBMS, and her other two are in the Fourth and Second grades here at Serene Hills.  During her free time she enjoys gardening,  organizing and woodworking.  She is was an interior designer and  owned a photography business before moving to Lakeway.  

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