What is the CREST Parent Group?

CREST Parent Group (CPG) is a non-profit group under the umbrella of the Paradise Valley High School Parent Teacher Organization. We are dedicated to supporting CREST (Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology) students, faculty, administrators and parents and to enriching CREST students' high school education experience.

In the past, CPG:

  • supported CREST students in their travel to state and national competitions as part of HOSA and SkillsUSA
  • communicated with CREST parents on upcoming events and fundraisers
  • funded CREST teacher requests for professional development, equipment/facility needs and club supplies
  • recognized our CREST teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week
  • hosted a banquet and cord ceremony for the graduating seniors
  • provided hospitality for CREST after school events

CREST Parent Group Board

Executive Board

President - Lisa Lisk
Vice President - Jan Bailey
Treasurer - Sarah Lindquist
Secretary/PTO Rep./Senior Banquet - AJ Pratt

Track Representatives

Bioscience Track Rep. - Shilpa Manage
Comp Sci Track Rep. - Cindy Interdonato & Emma Fuentes
Engineering Track Rep. - Sarah Banks

Faculty Advisor, Committee Chairs & Volunteers

Faculty Advisor
STEM/CREST Coordinator - Phil Howardell

Carpooling Chair - Amy Frink
Fundraising Chair - Kelsea Patton
Hospitality Chair - Mary Schmelzeis
T-shirt Chair - Carrie Toppenberg

Volunteer - Polly Jarman
Volunteer - Pooja Babbrah