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Making every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


Please join us at 

Eddies Bar and Grille

in Dunedin

Wednesday, 5/29





Thank you SONNYS BBQ

On our Final PTSA Meeting

Sonnys BBQ Palm Harbor provided food for ALL of our members and

their children. With Pulled Pork

and Pulled chicken sliders, topped

with the coleslaw of all coleslaws,

and some AMAZING Sonnys Famous

Mac and Cheese on the side... Pair

that with some Sonnys Sweet Tea and Lemonade, call THAT a perfect ending!

Please support them like they support

US by visiting their Palm Harbor Location, they have a DRIVE THRU!

30503 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor

 or visit


Thank you Dreamers Dance for choregraphing a GREAT Hip Hop number for our kiddos at the meeting! Ms Kelly works soo well with the Kids. Dont miss her summer Hip Hop class at Dreamers Dance!


1248 County Rd 1, Dunedin,

(727) 657-0012

Teacher Appreciation

THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers that helped create an awesome teacher appreciation week for our ADV teachers and staff. They were very appreciative of all the extras provided: from breakfast to covered lunch duties to extra gifts, treats, notes, and of course those awesome decorated doors!


Did you know that as a member of the ADV Family you are required to complete 20 volunteer hours? Anything that you do with ADV PTSA goes towards those volunteer hours, including our monthly ADV PTSA Parties! Get involved, volunteer and help make our school a better place! 

Uniform Recycling

Will you be cleaning out those closets at the end of the year?

Donate your gently used school items!
Remember that all uniform approved items are accepted and there is a drop box in the front lobby of the school and/or you can give them directly to Heather Tinling (

Max and Ruby

Did you know that once a week for two years there have been 2 amazing therapy dogs that come and visit ADV? Sometimes our kids snuggle with them, sometimes they read with them and they ALWAYS have fun with them. For both Spring Shows we are going to be fundraising for Max and Ruby’s non profit Healing Paws animal therapy program. You can find out more about them and/or donate directly at


Carrie Sammel



Andie Rice - Tanner 

Vice President

Carrie is the mother to two wonderful girls, Lake is a 4th grader at Academie Da Vinci and Desta is 5 years old. She and her husband John have a music production company, CJS Productions Inc. Carrie joined PTA to become more involved at school when her daughter joined ADV. She then joined the board as secretary in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, paddle boarding and cooking.

Andie Rice-Tanner is Vice President and will serve her third year with PTSA. When not volunteering for ADV, Andie is the Content and Communications Manager at Apollidon Learning, where she is the wordsmith behind all web, email, and print collateral. She has two amazing girls, Lucy (2nd grade) and Emily (Kindergarten). Andie has a BA in communication and media studies from Wichita State University. 


Barbara Joyce



Jessica Tiso


The Treasurer is the custodian of the unit's finances and must ensure that there are appropriate internal controls to prevent misuse of funds. With Barbara's background in finance and her contribution to step up as Treasurer in 2018, we know we can trust that Barbara will keep us balanced and in order.


Morgan DiGiorgio

Membership Chair

Morgan DiGiorgios position as Membership Chair is to help us grow and keep track of our PTSA membership, attendance at meetings, and our business directory. Morgan is the mother of two remarkable daughters, Sophia (3rd grade) and Giavanna (2nd grade). She is a Partner at Pharmazam, a technology based medical company that interprets DNA results and other health information to assist physicians in making prescribing decisions as well as a licensed Real Estate Agent and Operations Manager for the multi-award-winning Jodi Avery Team with Keller Williams. Morgan has a BA in Business Administration and Management from the University of Florida. She also contributes to numerous nonprofits, spends a significant amount of time in service to others, and mentors several woman. As a true woman of faith with a service heart she conducts herself in a way that makes God and her family proud. She was active with the PTA since 2017-2018.

Jessicas role as the Secretary is a key committee member as she is responsible for ensuring effective communication links between committee members and between the PTA and the school. The Secretary deals with all the correspondence that the PTA receives and helps the Chair ensure that committee meetings run smoothly. When she isn't volunteering at ADV, she is enjoying family time with her husband and their three wonderful boys (and 2 pups). Bransen is in 4th grade, Landen is in 2nd grade and Dylan is is in Kindergarten.


Shannon Evans



Written about in Tampa Bay Magazine in 2009 as the Personal Assistant to Chris Ponte at our infamous Cafe Ponte and CP Catering, Shannon is a staple in the Hospitality Industry. From starting her own restaurant in 2011 to currently acting as a Financial Coach to Local Bars and Restaurants as "The Tax Retriever", she is the perfect fit for this position. Shannon has also done ample hours of community service and is a respected figure as a Volunteer for the Florida Blood Services Golf Tournaments, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, and the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County. We hope that through her connections with Hospitality and her proven commitment to community service and her sons education, she can help add fresh new ideas to this year's PTSA at ADV! 

Dollar Bill in Jar

Brittany Schobel

Fundraising Chair

Stay tuned for more details on Brittany - she wants to create innovative fundraisers that *everyone* wants to support. Our fundraising efforts for the school help us to add more programs, purchase technology & sports equipment, and enrich the overall educational experience for our students. 

Magazine Pile

Brooke Huegel

Communications Chair

Brooke will be a second year mom at ADV with her gorgeous daughter Kennedy. We are so excited to have her join as the communications chair for our PTSA. She will help with correspondence for our members this year. Stay tuned for more from Brooke! 


Julie Effron



Julie will direct and oversee publishing activities for the yearbook. She is a perfect fit for this position as she runs her own photography company and has already made a huge impact through photos at ADV. She is primarily responsible for showcasing the school year via photos in the yearbook. This includes photographing ALL school events as well as special classes (art, music, dance, and P.E.). As editor, she is the primary contact person for Tree-ring. The yearbook is about memories and she wants it to be the best reflection possible. 

Jennifer Talkington

Teacher Liason


Richie Koster



We were thrilled when Richie Koster stepped in as Website Chair this year. His background and experience will help keep our website up to date and a quick and easy resource for PTSA events & volunteering.

Mrs. Deuell

Teacher Liason

Raising Hands

Ms. Duell is a Kindergarten teacher at ADV and will help provide the link between teachers and our PTSA members.

Jennifer Talkington is a first grade teacher at Academie Da Vinci. She has taught reading intervention in Pinellas County Schools for three years and has worked with students from kindergarten through fifth grade.
She has two beautiful daughters at home, ages 9 & 12 with whom she loves to spend  time. 
This is Jennifer's 2nd year serving as aTeacher Liaison to the PTSA. 


Josh Black

Mentorship Program Chair

Josh Black

Mentorship Program Chair

Stayed tuned for a little about Josh...


Volunteer Chair

Open Position



Open Position

Fashion in Pink

Room Mom Coordinator

Open Position