2021 – 2022 PTA Board Members
We are very fortunate that we have such a strong presence of parents and staff on our board this year. Read below to get to know your PTA Board Members.
Arianne Buckley, President
This is Arianne’s fourth year on the PTA Board, and second year as president. She has been active and involved in many events that have been held for the school. When her family came to Barron, Arianne dove right into the PTA, and it hasn’t stopped. She can often be seen at events that we have or sharing ideas at meetings. Arianne has a son Grayson who will be in fourth grade in the fall of 2021 and works full time as a Principle Data Scientist for Nielsen.
Michelle Kelly, President Elect
Michelle is mom to Makenna who will be in fifth grade this fall and Shane who will be in first grade. This will be the fourth year that Michelle has joined the PTA board, and she has been extremely active in the past with fundraising events. Michelle was the Committee Chair for our Parent’s Only Trivia Night, Chunky’s Polar Express, and the Mother/Son Movie Day. which was a very popular and hugely successful event for the PTA. She brings many great ideas to meetings and we are looking forward to many more.
Kathleen Ricci, Vice President
Kathleen has lived in Salem for a little over a year. She joined the PTA three years ago and this is her second year on the board. Kathleen has a son, Luke, who’s going into second grade. Currently she works full time as a Specialist for Application Development for National Grid. Kathleen enjoys spending time at home with her family and two dogs, and actively watching Luke play sports for the town leagues.
Kimberly Pierce, Social Media Secretary
This is Kim’s fifth year on the board and second year as Social Media Secretary. She is mom to Brooke who is in fourth grade, and Leah, who is in second grade. In the past years she has been a chair person for the Salem Holiday Parade Float, which placed first in the school division, Little Miss Dance, Fall Festival, Festival of Trees, Barron Boo Bash and was a volunteer for many events. When not helping out at Barron Elementary School, she works as a Project Manager for Lowell General Hospital. Outside of working and the PTA, she loves to spend her time at the beach with her family and friends, or sitting on her back deck reading a book.
Elizabeth Hanes, Event Coordinator
Caitlin Silva, Secretary
Caitlin is Secretary for our board, but more importantly she is mom to twins Brody and Gavin, both who recently graduated fifth grade, and Rylee who is 5 and will be a new Bobcat this year! She works full-time as a school adjustment counselor in the Pentucket Regional School District, in addition being a certified parent coach. In the past Caitlin has helped with the Mother/Son event, as well as donating for events such as Teacher Appreciation week, Father/Daughter dance, and other school activities.
Elizabeth Altavater, Treasurer
Elizabeth is the mom of Aubrey, who is in second grade this year. Elizabeth’s she has joined the board with the hopes of being more involved in her daughters’ school community. Elizabeth works full time as a Marketing Director with Simon Property Group. When not working she enjoys yoga, going to concerts, and spending time with her family. You can usually find them doing some sort of outdoor activity, such as boating, fishing, swimming and biking.
Carrie Ueda, Treasurer Assistant
Carrie joined the board originally as our Treasurer four 3 years ago, and changed her role last year as the Volunteer Coordinator. She is mom to fourth grader Brooke, and Carter who is in first grade. In the past, Carrie helped build the Holiday Parade float and volunteered for several events. Carrie works full time at Raytheon in finance, making her the perfect person to handle a monthly budget for the PTA. When not working, Carrie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.