ConNEXTions Leadership Program

Since 1960, the North East ISD Council of PTAs has provided NEISD local PTA units the information necessary to fulfill their roles in our community. We are honored to invite two leaders from each of our local units to be part of the ConNEXTions Leadership Program. This program will take you through topics that will strengthen you as a local leader thereby strengthening & enhancing your local PTA units. If you can not attend, please send someone from your PTA in your place.

ConNEXTions Leadership Academy 2021-2022 Scope and Sequence is:

Oct 7 (In person)

  • Setting Goals

  • Compass Points Personality

Nov 11 (virtual)

  • Recruiting Volunteers and Building Loyalty

  • Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Dec 9 (In person)

  • Integrity and Building Trust

  • Creativity and Brainstorming

Jan 13 (virtual)

  • Effective Communication: Written and Public Speaking

  • Delegating: worksheet

Feb 10 (in person)

  • Self Awareness and Empathy

  • Time Management

April 14 (virtual)

  • Effective Interactive Communication and How to have a difficult conversations

  • Conflict Management

May 5 (in person) - graduation/certificate day

  • Prevent Burnout

  • 5 Levels of Leadership

Since these meetings are during lunch time, feel free to bring and enjoy your lunch during the training sessions.

Our goal is to support, unify, and strengthen NEISD local PTA units by the exchange of ideas through this program. Please RSVP here by Friday, September 17, 2021. If you don’t RSVP by September 17, you’ll have another chance next year to join us.

Program Participation Requirements:


Each participant will be expected to attend all sessions from October through May. In case a participant CANNOT attend a session, a fellow PTA board member can attend in place of an enrolled person (for 2 or less sessions, only).


Each participant will be expected to participate in all pre-work and session activities

If you have any questions, please contact Audra Frigon at We look forward to learning and growing with you!


Your ConNEXTions trainers:

  • Audra Frigon, NECPTA President

  • Debbie Weissmueller, NECPTA 1st VP

  • Sarah Wilson, NECPTA 3rd VP

  • Kristi Gilbert, NECPTA Secretary



Lucy Reyna - Castle Hills PTA

Kristi Gilbert - Encino Park PTA

Connie Carrington - Lopez PTA

Sarah Warren - Harris PTA and Madison PTSA

Tamara Verschoyle - Roosevelt PTSA


Kristi Gilbert - Encino Park PTA

Emily Urban - Hidden Forest PTA

Judy Wheeler - Hidden Forest PTA

Cristy Burguete - Oak Meadow PTA

Genevieve Sugalski - Oak Meadow PTA

Sarah Garza - Roan Forest PTA

Katherine Thompson - Vineyard Ranch PTA

Christina Garcia - Roosevelt HS PTSA