The Firefly Family - Our PTA

Our mission is to make every child's potential a reality by ENGAGING and EMPOWERING families and communities to advocate for all children.

At Ballentine Elementary that looks like engaged families creating a welcoming environment with exciting programs and opportunities for ALL Fireflies to glow brightly.



President: Melody Reed

Vice President - Programs: Lindsay Martini

Vice President - Communications: Ashley Roesch

Vice President - Fundraising: Adele Curtis

Secretary: Amber Stutts

Treasurer: Kim Pescosolido


1651 North McLaurin Lane

Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

Phone: 919-557-1120

Board of Directors


Member at Large: Megan Zavala

Member at Large: Kayla Streety

Member at Large: Kristen Pulliam

Nominating Chair: Tiffany Huckaby

Advocacy Chair: Georges Hilaire

Audit Chair: Dena Light

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Co-Chairs: Chloe G and Danielle Lange

Cultural Arts Chair: Johanna Rogers

Teacher Representatives: Johanna Drake, Kristine Franklin, and Michelle Moniz

Principal: Greg Hackmann

Assistant Principal: To be named

Without volunteers like you, the PTA could not function. We encourage you to find the right volunteer experience for you.


  1. Cultural Arts & Residencies

  2. Spelling Bee

  3. Talent Show

  4. Firefly Festival

  5. Hospitality & Appreciation

  6. Garden & Beautification

  7. Fall Festival

  8. 5th Grade Graduation

  9. Reflections Art Program


  1. Website

  2. Newsletter

  3. Social Media

  4. School Improvement & Decorating


  1. Firefly Glow Run

  2. Yearbook

  3. Bookfair

  4. Spirit Wear

  5. Spirit Nights

  6. Box Tops

  7. Store Loyalty Programs


Board Reporting

  1. Audit

  2. Nominating

  3. Advocacy

2022-23 Nominations

Nominations for 2022-23 Officers, Board of Directors and Committee Co-Chairs were affirmed at our Virtual General Membership Meeting in May 2022. Thank you to those willing to serve!

We are still looking to fill Chairs and Member vacancies for Teacher Appreciation as well as Garden & Grounds committees for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested, please contact Melody Reed at