Parent Teacher Organization
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 2021 -2022 PTO Budget is also available for review in the PTO Forms & Documents
2021 - 2022 Board Members
Roxi has 2 boys, one in 7th grade at HBMS and the other in 4th grade. She spends her time watching her boys play sports, swimming in Lake Travis and soaking up the sun in the Caribbean. She is a native Austinite, Longhorn fan, and a graduate of Southwest Texas State University with a degree in Public Relations
Cristin has a son in Second Grade at Serene Hills and a daughter who will be a Kindergartener in 2022. She is a native Texan and she and her husband own a real estate company based in the Midwest and East Coast. In her freetime she enjoys being on the lake with family and friends,traveling, cooking, and entertaining.
Monica has 3 girls; one in 4th grade and one in 1st grade at Serene Hills, and the youngest is in preschool. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in History and was a high school teacher at a small private school for the past 6 years. She now works at a digital marketing company here in Austin. She loves doing outdoor activities with her family and friends.
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 is a parent of a 5th grader at Serene Hills Elementary and a daughter at LTMS. She has been active volunteer in the school for the last six years. In her spare time she loves spending time with family, catching up wtih friends, and crafting.
Jodie Dover is a mother to two boys - a Serene Hills third and first grader 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 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.
Loni Castaldini has three children who attend Serene Hills Elementary (5th, 3rd, & Kinder). 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.
Rachel Ellis is a mom to one son that started prek at Serene Hills in 2020. She is stay at home mom that also does the bookeeping for her husband's company and enjoys working in the garden and hitting the neighborhood with their three dogs. She is originally from Dripping Springs and went to Texas State University. She was excited to join the PTO last year and is ready to be a part of more volunteer opportunities at SHE.