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About the PTA

Oakton Elementary School is located on the corner of Ridge Avenue and Oakton Street in Evanston, Illinois. Home to three distinct academic strands (General Education, African Centered Curriculum, and Two-Way Immersion in Spanish) and a diverse and motivated group of students, Oakton provides education to children in grades K through 5 in Evanston-Skokie School District 65.


Oakton Elementary School has a diverse parent community and has had a long and proud tradition of outstanding volunteering and activism at our school. The restoration of the beautiful Roosevelt-era mural in the auditorium; the ever-popular Story Store, where students can get free used and new books, and the stunning student-designed mosaic at our front entrance are just some examples of parent-led initiatives at Oakton. 

We're thrilled you are joining us! Whether it's volunteering at Story Store, helping out with one of our fundraisers or events, or spending time with our kids in the garden, know that your talent and participation are always welcome! We can't wait to see what you bring to our community.

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Justin Brissette (he/him/él)

Amanda DePalma Gable (she/her/ella)


Molly Diehl


Catherine Potts Watkins

Vice Presidents

Danielle Geracaris

Erica Muhammad

Garden Chair

Camille Walker

TWI Co-Chairs

Tim Ferrin

Alma Villaseñor Hembree

ACC Chair

Jermaine Nesbitt

Chess Club

Neil Schweitzer

Neal Coleman

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