About PTSA

Welcome to James B. Sanderlin K-8 IB World School’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)! We are happy to have you as a part of our school community and invite you to become a member!

Your PTSA Membership dollars help provide academic resources and enhancements for programs like Accelerated Readers and our Science Enhancement Curriculum.  In recent years, our impact has also been seen in very tangible ways, ranging from technology to our school’s new basketball and PE courts. This past year, our PTSA fully funded a complete overhaul and upgrade to our Media Center. Together with the district, our PTA also installed a new walking track. Just this summer, our PTSA helped fund safety resources installed in the office and around school for the anticipated return of our staff and students. Our PTSA also funded a new program, Teachers Pay Teachers School Access, to provide our teachers with access to online and digital enriching resources for use with our students. Our PTSA does amazing things, but we can’t do it without the support of our Palmetto families, and we need your support now more than ever. 

Your PTSA membership also includes you in our country’s largest volunteer child advocacy association, National PTA, which reminds our nation of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child, while providing parents tools to help their children be successful students.

Don’t miss your chance to become a supporting member of this wonderful organization! Anyone can be a member – parents, grandparents, community members.  Membership is not tied to any volunteer commitments, but rather a way to show your support for the programs and events the PTA provides. 


The Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) has a mission to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


  • President – Julia Sharp
  • Vice President – Anysia McDowall
  • Treasurer – Ana Gonzalez
  • Corresponding Secretary – Nurije Eller
  • Recording Secretary – April Bruton
  • Member at Large – Alayna Itric
  • Member at Large – Melanie Bowman
  • PYP Rep – Carrie Kirkpatrick
  • MYP Rep- Lilia Cagle

Collaboration | Commitment
Diversity | Respect | Accountability