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We are a group of volunteer parents, educators, guardians and friends of the students at Ripon El. Working as a team to bring the school, teachers and children the programs and tools they deserve. We strive to curate a brighter future through fundraising, parent involvement and school development.  Thank you for being here! 

There are countless ways to get involved in your child's education. Please fill out a VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM or email us at: with any questions or to inquire.



2024 - 2026

Tara Gervase  | President (Term ending June 2025)

This is Tara's second term serving on the PFC. She is a proud alumni of Ripon Schools and currently has three boys attending Ripon Elementary. She loves baking, camping and being with family and friends. She is looking forward to working with the other PFC members, school staff and families at Ripon Elementary.


Lindsay Contreras  |  Vice-President 

This is Lindsay's first year serving on the PFC as Vice President. Lindsay has three kids enrolled at Ripon El. Lindsay is a nurse at Memorial Medical Center. She loves spending time with her family and friends and attending concerts. She is looking forward to this new role and supporting the staff and students at Ripon El.


Meghan Ellis  |  Secretary (term ending June 2025)

This is Meghan Ellis' second term serving on the PFC Board. She's had three children promote from Ripon El to Ripon High, and three enrolled at RIpon El this year. She looks forward to working with the PFC to support the wonderful staff, students and families of Ripon El!

Coming Soon  |  Treasurer



Amanda Teunissen  |  Sunshine Committee (Term ending June 2025)

Amanda has two daughters, both enrolled at Ripon El. She was born and raised in Ripon and loves everything about this small town. She is a proud small business owner of The Loft Salon. In her spare time she loves being around family, friends and to be outdoors.