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Dana Whitbeck


Dana has been PTO President for the last 3 years, she also served one year as Vice President 6 years ago. This is her family's 7th year at Cortina Elementary. She has a passion for volunteering and helping people and hopes to really make a difference at our school while continuing to build relations between our school and community.

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Sarah Lunder


Bio coming soon!


Amanda Cronin

Volunteer Coordinator

Amanda and her family moved to Arizona last year. She is excited to be volunteering her time at Cortina Elementary. She has two daughters, in Kindergarten and 6th Grade. She is an IT Business Partner at Siemens Energy, a Girl Scout Leader and President of her Book Club in Queen Creek.


Leslie Cook

Teacher Representative

This is Leslie's second year teaching Kindergarten and first year on the PTO at Cortina Elementary. Previously she resided in Redondo Beach, CA where she taught Kindergarten and Special Education for 10 years. She has a passion for teaching and truly believes in fostering kindness, where students thrive to be "bucket-fillers" and become confident learners in both relationships and in academic activities.


Nicole Minihan

Vice President

Nicole is a mother of 6, with her last two at Cortina Elementary. Her family moved to Arizona 3 years ago and absolutely love it!  She has happily served as Vice President for the last 3 years and loves being able to support our kids, staff and community, working with and meeting fellow parents has been an added bonus!

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Mollie Gershikov

Executive Secretary

Bio coming soon!

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Marcella Cochran

Teacher Representative

Bio Coming Soon!

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