Our Board

2019-2020 Palm Valley PTO’s Board Members


Denise Kowanetz, President 2017-2020

I am Denise Kowanetz, I am this year’s PTO President. I have been the PTO President for two year and the PTO Treasurer for the two years prior and was a volunteer the year prior to that. My husband Jason and I have a 20 year old about to graduate college (Adia), and a 5th (Maddie) and 2nd grader (Jack) at PVE. I enjoy being involved in my kid’s activities as well as school. I have truly enjoyed my time volunteering with the PTO and meeting all the wonderful families we have at PVE. Our teachers and staff are tremendous and such fun to work with. I hope to set an example for my kids and show them how much fun and rewarding volunteering can be!


BiBi Jiram, Vice President/Events 2019-2020

My name is Bibi Jairam and this is my first year serving as a Board Member for the PTO. I have two boys that attend Palm Valley Elementary, Aidan (5th grade) and Evan (2nd grade). My background is in non profit management, fundraising and event planning. My husband, Donald, and I own an auto repair shop, On the Go Transmissions, in Surprise, AZ. We are originally from New York and have been living in Goodyear for 8 years. I look forward to working with my fellow board members, parents and teachers to make Palm Valley Elementary a great school for all our children.


Devin Wilson, Vice President/Membership 2019-2020

My name is Devin Wilson and I am this year’s PTO Members Vice President (MVP). This will be my second year in this position on the board. My wife, Miriam, and I have two children who attend Palm Valley; our son, Declan, is in third grade, and our daughter, Lena, is in first. My wife also teaches at Palm Valley in 4thgrade. I spent 10 years active duty in the US Air Force and then transitioned to my current career as the Quality Engineering Manager at Parker Fasteners.  I truly enjoy helping and being a part of the Palm Valley family.

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Jeff Boyd, Treasurer 2019-2020

I was born in San Diego, CA moved to Arizona in 2004 from up state NY. I have lived in the SW valley (Avondale and Goodyear) since 2004.  I am a Network Architect /  Sr. Consulting Systems Engineer at LiveAction and focuses on helping customers with network performance hurdles leveraging LiveNX.  I was an active parent for school year 2017-2018.  I have two children, Margaret and Jack.  Margaret will be in 1st grade at Palm Valley, and Jack will be in Kindergarten.  I enjoy craft beer, live music and mountain biking.


Sylvia Rojas, Secretary 2019-2020

My name is Sylvia Rojas. My husband and I have been married for fourteen years and have two children. I have a bachelors in education; however, I am a stay-at-home mom who loves to volunteer whenever possible at Palm Valley Elementary.  This school year will be my first year as PTO secretary and I can’t wait to see what this year brings !

Kristyn Holmes, K-2 Representative 2019-2020                              k2rep.pvepto@gmail.com

Kristyn moved to Goodyear, Arizona from Salt Lake City, Utah in 2008. Kristyn works in Higher Education and currently supports faculty and students at Western Governors University in the College of Information Technology.

The Holmes family enjoys summers at Arizona’s lakes/rivers, winters in the snow, engaging in fitness together and traveling (they are currently working to visit all 50-states).

The Holmes family has been a part of Palm Valley Elementary since 2006. They have supported roles in Family Fun Night, Campus Clean-up and for 2018-2019 will serve as the Pre-K thru 3rd Grade Representative.

Monica Gonzalez, 3-5 Representative 2019-2020                                      35rep.pvepto@gmail.com





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