The purpose of the Leander ISD volunteer program is to enrich the quality of education for the district’s students by providing opportunities for parents and community members to become actively involved in Leander ISD schools.
Anyone NEW to Leander ISD wishing to volunteer must create a volunteer account and submit all required information to run a background check.
Steps to become an LISD Volunteer
Registration (New & Returning)
New to LISD – Create an account and register here
Returning Volunteer – Log In to your Account here
Volunteer accounts are active for an entire year (12 months) from the date of approval. A notification will be sent to the approved volunteer one month prior to expiration with instructions on how to renew or remove their volunteer account for the upcoming year.
LISD will use the information in the volunteer application to run a national background check. This process usually takes 2-3 business days.
Once approved, an email will be sent to the volunteer containing their login credentials and account information. Email communications will be sent from the domain ezcommunicator.com – be sure to whitelist this domain so volunteer information will not be lost or sent to a spam folder.
A volunteer may also check their background status by logging into their volunteer account, enter the username and password created during registration. Select from the drop-down Volunteer > Background, and at the bottom of the screen, your status will be displayed.
Parent Information and Confidentiality
As an LISD volunteer, it is important to ensure that any parent and/or student information (including email addresses) you may be given access to, will be treated respectfully and confidentially. Therefore, please keep in mind that parent’s personal email addresses may only be used to communicate on approved topics such as notification of classroom events, upcoming school functions, school volunteer opportunities, etc. Volunteers should not send unauthorized or non-school related emails to parents’ personal email addresses. This includes emails of a personal nature, emails that advertise or market non-school related items or activities, and emails discussing confidential information about another student, parent, or staff member.
Please note that LISD must comply with privacy laws by ensuring that all staff members and volunteers who have access to confidential information ONLY use that information as authorized. Unauthorized use of confidential information, including parents’ personal email addresses, can result in removal from the volunteer program.
Volunteer Coordinators 2022 – 2023 School Year
|Campus||VC Name||Email Address|
|Leander ISD||Heather Neds|
|Akin Elem||Anna Wiegers||[email protected]|
|Bagdad Elem||Sada Alvarez||[email protected]|
|Block House Creek Elem||Monica Sullivan||[email protected]|
|Camacho Elem||Amber Anderson||[email protected]|
|Cox Elem||Emily Spinhirne||[email protected]|
|Cypress Elem||Mariana Standley||[email protected]|
|Deer Creek Elem||Kristen Solomon||[email protected]|
|Faubion Elem||Jessica Hendrix||[email protected]|
|Giddens Elem||Amanda Scott||[email protected]|
|Grandview Hills Elem|
|Knowles Elem||Jodi Ray||[email protected]|
|Larkspur Elem||Jovaughn Trout||[email protected]|
|Naumann Elem||Elizabeth Hostetler||[email protected]|
|Mason Elem||Victoria Jimenez||[email protected]|
|Parkside Elem||Victoria Owens||[email protected]|
|Plain Elem||Carolina Madella||[email protected]|
|Pleasant Hill Elem|
|Reed Elem||Teresa Cross||[email protected]|
|River Place Elem||Christine Moore||[email protected]|
|Rutledge Elem||Liz McDermott||[email protected]|
|Steiner Ranch Elem||Rachel Kos||[email protected]|
|Tarvin Elem||Michelle Tate||[email protected]|
|Westside Elem||Rachel Weston||[email protected]|
|Whitestone Elem||Ashley Hollister||[email protected]|
|Winkley Elem||Patti Salzman||[email protected]|
|Canyon Ridge MS|
|Cedar Park MS||Desoree McDougal||[email protected]|
|Four Points MS||Jessica Nunnery||[email protected]|
|Florence Stiles MS||Amanda Verell||[email protected]|
|Leander MS||Tara Mills||[email protected]|
|Running Brushy MS||Deana Hamilton||[email protected]|
|Wiley MS||Sarah Johnson||[email protected]|
|Cedar Park HS||Tara Thamarus Usrey||[email protected]|
|Cedar Park HS Band||Chris Simpson||[email protected]|
|Glenn HS||Shobvan Dugar||[email protected]|
|Rouse HS – PTSA||Andrea Hernandez||[email protected]|
|Rouse HS – Band||Michelle Schmitt|
|[email protected] |
|Vandegrift HS||Cheryl Anderson||[email protected]|
|Vista Ridge HS||Bethany Burnham||[email protected]|
|Vista Ridge HS-Band||Emily Gray|
Volunteer accounts are active for an entire year (12 months) from the date of approval. A notification will be sent to the approved volunteer one month prior to expiration with instructions on renewing or removing their volunteer account for the upcoming year.
At any time after a volunteer creates an account they can log in to their volunteer account by entering the username and password created during registration. Users can update their information (this will not initiate the renewal) or check the status of their background check at any time by selecting the hamburger drop-down, select Volunteer > Background. The bottom of this screen will display the current volunteer status along with print functionality.
Booster Clubs & Fundraisers
LISD Booster Clubs enrich student involvement in extracurricular activities. Booster organizations must have district approval and operate under the LISD Booster Club Guidelines.
Booster Club Guidelines
- Booster Club Guidelines
- Training Slides – for reference only. Reviewing the slides does not constitute annual training completion.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Annual Booster Club Update Requirements
Booster Clubs are required to submit their updated contact information, End of Year Financials and a copy of their submitted IRS 990 form annually to remain in good standing with the District. A copy of bylaws should also be submitted if the bylaws were updated in the past year.
The Booster Club Updates for 2022-23 are due by September 1, 2022, using the forms below. This incudes the Booster Club Officers for 2022-23, End-of-Year Financials for 2021-22, and a copy of your submitted 990 for that fiscal year. (The EOY Financials should include a balance sheet and an income statement.)
- 2022-23 Booster Club Contact Information & Financial Updates Form
- 2022-23 Booster Club Financial Updates Only Form (Use if submitting EOY Financial Statements, copy of 990 and bylaws separately from Contact Information.)
- Examples of End-of-Year (EOY) Financial Updates
LISD appreciates the incredible support our students receive from our businesses and community. All fundraisers are approved centrally to help limit the number of fundraisers and ensure Leander ISD’s name is not used by an unapproved business or group.
- 2022-23 PTA/PTO/PTSA/Booster/Alumni Fundraising Request Form (for use July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.)
New Booster Club Information
HEROES Mentorship Program
HEROES Mentors are caring adults who have a Heart for Encouraging, Respect, Optimism, Enthusiasm, and Self-confidence with our students while providing guidance and support to cultivate personal, social, and academic development. These everyday people — parents, community members, business professionals —are just like you!
This program offers a unique opportunity for community members, business partners and families to participate in an interactive, in-depth, nine-month learning experience. Participants will go “behind the scenes” of Leander ISD, meet the innovators of our programs, and leaders of services to see first-hand how the district creates a climate of success for our rapidly growing student population.
Leander Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF)
The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enriching the educational experience by providing opportunities, cultivating success, and building community within Leander ISD. We believe in a future where the needs of all LISD students and staff are met.
Literacy Partners is a partnership with our community, pairing students and volunteers to practice reading and to engage in conversations about the books being read. The goal is that every child is reading on grade level by third grade.
Interest Form| Reading Partners Video
Questions? Contact Education Connection
PTA is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers, and others with a special interest in supporting schools. By joining a PTA, a member automatically becomes part of the largest child-advocacy organization in the state — more than 630,000 strong across Texas.
LISD Council of PTAs
PTA and LISD District Guidelines
2022-23 PTA/PTO/PTSA Fundraiser Request Form (For use July 1, 2022 through July 30, 2023.)
Spanish Language Program
The elementary Spanish language program is to introduce students to another language during their early years of formal language acquisition. The vision is that elementary students will learn the rudiments of the Spanish language such as the alphabet, pronunciation and exception rules, and many vocabulary words relating to everyday life. For more information on this Volunteer Spanish program, click here.
WATCH D.O.G.S. is a national innovative program focusing on the prevention of violence in our children’s schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father figures for a two-fold purpose to provide an unobtrusive fathering presence in schools AND to be a positive and active role model for students at their school.
Frequently Asked Questions
*Leander ISD Central Office <[email protected]>
You can also log in to EZVolunteer profile with the username and password you created during registration: click the 3-bar drop-down menu in the top left and select Volunteer > Background. There will be a box at the bottom showing your Background Status.
For questions regarding volunteering in LISD, contact the district volunteer coordinator at [email protected].