Cori Amer, President
Hello Bobcats! I am so excited to be part of the PTO board for a second year.
My husband and I have been married for 16 years and have 3 children: Jack (9th), Kate (5th), and Ally (3rd). I grew up in Michigan, attended Michigan State University (Go Green!), moved to Chicago after graduating, and then we moved to Arizona about 12 years ago. We love Arizona – especially Gilbert – and plan to be here at least until our youngest kiddo graduates from high school (so we have a very long way to go)!
I work full-time as a Technical Writer and Project Manager for a large corporation in the software industry, and I’ve been with the company since 2002. Serving on the PTO Board allows me to utilize the project management skills I’ve collected over the years, while feeling like I’m giving back something to the community we love, the teachers that support us so much, and the kiddos of our future.
It’s going to be an amazing year, and I’m super excited to be a part of it!
Michaela Lewis, Vice President
Hello Bridges Bobcat families!
I am so excited to be working with the PTO alongside the dedicated teachers, staff members, and parents again this year. I was Vice President on the board for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years and loved it so much. I thoroughly enjoy being involved in school events and getting to know so many of the amazing teachers and parents here at the school. I can’t wait to get to know even more of you this year and working together to make this another successful year!
My family moved to the Bridges neighborhood in 2016 and have been with the school since the start. This year we have a 7th grader at Sossaman, as well as three boys here at Bridges who are Kindergarten, 2nd grade and 6th grade. We also have a future Bobcat at home that is almost two years old. I am currently a stay at home mom and full-time student at Grand Canyon University working on my degree to become a teacher. I am also training to be a Yoga instructor, love to bake, could craft all day long if I was able, really love football, and enjoy the outdoors.
I am looking forward to a great year! Go Bobcats!
Janet Kent, Treasurer
After moving to Arizona in 2017, I quickly learned I am a true Arizonian at heart! I was born and raised in Connecticut, where I earned a BBA in Accounting and worked for over 12 years in both the public and private sectors. After the birth of my second child, I left the corporate world and was blessed enough to become a stay-at-home mom. I was a part-time dance teacher for over 20 years, and have a love for yoga, meditation, gardening, reading, drawing, painting, crocheting, baking, and basically anything crafty. I volunteered in each of my four children’s classrooms throughout the years and felt a tremendous sense of satisfaction doing so; however, now that my kids are older I am excited to take my volunteering efforts outside of the classroom. Serving on the PTO Board gives me the opportunity to utilize my accounting background and my creative talents to “pay it forward”. I am so thankful that my three youngest children have had the experience of being Bridges Bobcats, and been exposed to the many amazing programs, teachers, and philosophies at Bridges Elementary. BOOYAH BOBCATS!
Jenna Cappotto, Secretary
Hello, my name is Jenna and I am excited to return to the PTO again this year! I have been with my husband for 23 years, married for 17. We have 2 kids, a boy in 8th grade at Sossaman Middle School and a girl in 6th grade here at Bridges. We are “Bridges Originals” and I have been involved with PTO since the inaugural year. I was a parent volunteer for the first 2 years, and Secretary this year and last. I grew up in Wisconsin and came to Arizona to attend ASU. Once here, I fell in love with the Southwest and never looked back. I work as a Cytogenetics Technologist in oncology, specializing in marrow disorders such as luekemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
In addition to the PTO, I am a Girl Scout leader, hockey mom, Robotics team volunteer… my husband calls me “The Joiner”. I thrive on being busy and I wouldn’t change a thing! It has been amazing to be part of the journey of this PTO over the years and watch it develop into what it is today. I have met so many great people and made so many friends in this neighborhood and I owe it all to being a “Joiner” at this wonderful school. Bridges parents are incredibly supportive and our children have been blessed with some fantastic programs and tools for success thanks to the generosity of our Bridges families. There are some really dynamic ladies on the board this year and I look forward to another awesome school year!
Amy Moyer, Parliamentarian
Hello, My name is Amy. I am the mother of two boys, 2nd and 4th grade and have been married to my wonderful husband for over 10 years. We moved to Bridges this year and I am excited to get involved and help our kids have a wonderful and memorable school year. I previously worked and volunteered with our previous school’s PTO. I am currently a Community Manager for a Private Office and Coworking space located here in Gilbert. Before being a stay-at-home mom, for the last four years, I worked in Corporate America for 15 yrs. My employment duties included business development, training, analytics, management and sales. I have a Masters in Business Administration and an undergraduate in Liberal Studies.