PTA Board Members


Nellie Harrie

I am proud to be representing Oakland as PTA president for my third year.  My oldest is in 6th grade, my middle is in 4th grade, and my youngest is in 1st grade.  I am also a girl scout leader at Oakland as well as a working mother.  I look forward to another amazing year of engaging our families and advocating for our children!


Vice President-

Heather Wege

I’m a parent of two Oakland Elementary kids –a 4th grader and a 2nd grader.  Before kids, I lived and worked in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in the travel industry.  I enjoy reading, cooking, volunteering, and traveling with my family.  Most of all, I love telling bad jokes and puns.  I’m punstoppable!

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2nd VP (Membership)-

Kristin Brennan

Hello, I am Kristin Brennan, I am the mother of a 4th grader, a 1st grader, and one little one yet to join our Oakland family.  I have been a PTA member the last 4 years and am a third time board member.  It is through all our wonderful PTA sponsored events that I have gotten to know our amazing Oakland family and have seen the impact it has on our children.  We are only able to do what we do through the support of our families.  Please consider joining the PTA and contributing any way you can.  By coming together, we can build a future for our children that we all hope for!  I am also one of our school's Girl Scout Troop co-leaders and a working mom.


3rd VP (Fundraising)-

Kim Hunter

Hi, I am Kim Hunter.  I have a daughter in 5th grade and a son in 2nd grade this year.  I work full time as an advisor at Wayne State University and believe that education and investing in our young people (big and small) is the key to our future.  We would love for you to join us and hope you will consider being an active member of Oakland and our PTA.  If you have any questions about the PTA or want to get more involved in the fundraising efforts at school, please email me at


Edith Anttila


I have two children; my step-son is a graduate of Royal Oak High School, and my daughter is a 4th grader at Oakland.  I'm also active with my daughter in Oakland's Girl Scout troop, and I run the Oakland Elementary Walking Buddies program.  I've been a public school teacher for more than 25 years.  As a high school teacher, I've seen the impact of a strong community on kids, and I've been honored to become part of Oakland's family.  



Rachel Pedraza

Hi, I am Rachel Pedraza.  This will be my second year serving on the PTA board and I am looking forward to helping students and families to have an amazing experience at Oakland Elementary.  I have a 4th grader and a 1st grader.