About

Meet the 2023-2024 Board

The PTO Board is made of volunteer parents who have been nominated and voted into office.  Each year, every PTO Board position is vacated and a new Board election takes place (April).  The Board nomination forms are made available to all PTO members (Patterson parents and teachers) in March.  We encourage all parents who would like to get more involved at  Patterson to consider running for a Board position!

Ryan Masser - President

Ryann Masser

President

I’m Ryann Masser, and I’m serving my second year as the PTO President. I’m thrilled about another exciting year at Patterson! This year, I will have two boys attending Patterson—Camden in 4th grade and Maddox in Kindergarten. In addition to my volunteering at the school, I also work full-time. During my “free” time, you can find me on the sidelines cheering for my boys’ soccer teams!

Kortne Bongiorno

Kortne Bongiorno

Vice-President

I’m Kortne Bongiorno, and I have been a resident of Arizona for 25 years. I spent a few years in Southern California but originally hail from the mid-south region. For the past 25 years, I have worked as a professional Realtor and small business owner. Outside of work, I’m an amateur foodie and painter. I have a deep love for travel, nature, music, and my faith. My most significant achievements by far are my 10-year-old son Damian and my upcoming 25-year wedding anniversary with my husband Eric, who is a professional musician.

Tricia Koch

Tricia Koch

Secretary

I’m Tricia Koch, your new PTO Secretary. I’ve been happily married to my husband Brian for 23 years, and we are blessed with three children. Ainsley, our 19-year-old, is a senior at GCU and also works as a noon aid here at Patterson. She’s engaged to Garrett. Aspen, our 16-year-old, is a junior at Basha High School, and Andrew, our 9-year-old, is in 3rd grade. I taught for 9 years in various grades, including 6th, 1st, and as a math specialist. Currently, I substitute at Patterson. I absolutely LOVE volunteering at the school, whether it’s making copies, participating in Art Masterpiece, or now being part of the PTO.

Shauna McDonald

Shauna McDonald

Treasurer/Art Masterpiece

Hi, I’m Shauna McDonald. Some of you may recognize me as the Art Masterpiece coordinator, while your kids may know me as Mrs. McDonald, the substitute teacher. I am a mother of four incredible children. My oldest, Noah, recently graduated from Basha High School and will be embarking on a two-year mission trip to Santiago, Chile, at the end of August. Zoe is currently a Junior at Basha, Jackson is an 8th grader at Payne, and my youngest, iyla, is in 6th grade. It’s hard to believe this is our fourth and final year here at Patterson. As your PTO treasurer, I am dedicated to creating unforgettable moments for our students and staff. I’m excited to meet you parents at upcoming events or volunteer opportunities.

Katie Orlowski

Katie Orlowski

Teacher Appreciation Coordinator

Hello, I’m Katie Orlowski! I’m thrilled to be working with the PTO this year. In our family, I have a first-grade son named Will and a daughter named Olivia who is in Pre-K. Before having kids, I worked as a teacher in Alhambra District, Deer Valley Unified School District, and Queen Creek Unified. We adore living in Adora Trails and eagerly anticipate a fantastic school year at Patterson!

Portia Chambers

Portia Chambers

Teacher Appreciation Coordinator

I’ve been a resident of Gilbert for 15 years, living here with my husband and two boys, aged 8 and 4.5 years old. My oldest child has been a student at Patterson since Kindergarten, and my younger child will be joining soon! I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Coordinator, where I can pamper and support the incredible Patterson staff throughout this school year.

Tara Dham

Tara Dham

Social Media Coordinator

I’m Tara Dham and I am this year’s social media coordinator. I am a proud mom of two amazing children. My son, Tarun, is in 5th grade at Patterson, and my daughter, Shaalyni, is a 7th grader at Basha High School. I’ve been actively involved in the PTO for many years, which my husband Sukrit may or may not consider a good thing…lol. My passion lies in making our school a better place for all students, and I am committed to collaborating with other parents to achieve that goal. During my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and traveling with my family. I’m also a huge fan of True Crime and all things SOCIAL MEDIA! Don’t forget to check out our Socials on Facebook, Instagram, and our website!

We Fundraise

Patterson PTO operates on an annual budget built upon donations, sponsorships, and fundraising efforts.

We raise funds for Patterson to make up for any CUSD budget deficit or for items that the CUSD budget are not allocated for.  At the beginning of each school year, we survey the Patterson teachers and staff members to find out what the school could truly benefit from.  

Our top FUNdraiser is our Progress for Patterson campaign, a direction donation drive that allows for 100% of all tax-deductible donations to stay at Patterson!  Look for more information about #P4P in February.

PTO is proud to have put 60% of our budget directly back into the classrooms in the school year!

P4P Funds

The above totals are rounded to the nearest $1,000.

Governing Documents

Patterson PTO is governed by a set of approved by-laws and our annual operating budget.  The current PTO by-laws and operating budget were approved at a General Meeting August 9, 2022. 

Patterson PTO By-Laws

2022-2023 Patterson PTO Operating Budget

2022-2023 PTO Event Calendar