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About the IWHS Parent Teacher Organization

            Incarnate Word High School PTO is a group of 20 active, dedicated parents supported by the Principal Miss Jennifer Salazar, Faculty Representative Maricela Garza, and Theresa Garza of UIW Business Office.  Serving as an executive board member or committee chair sets an example of service and leadership for our daughters, builds lasting friendships, and promotes the mission of Incarnate Word High School.  We depend on all parent volunteers to organize and execute the many traditions and special events for administration, faculty, staff and students. 
            Your ideas and enthusiasm for the Shamrock community are always welcome.  Research states there is a direct correlation between young adults’ academic success and parent involvement.  Your daughter’s high school years are a precious and short time in her life.  PTO encourages you to become a special part of the memories she is making.

Our Goals for 2017-2018               
  • To promote the mission that the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word began 135 years ago both within our school and to potential families choosing a Catholic High School for their daughter(s).

  • To promote local causes that support our students, such as Hope for the Future, Women’s Global Connection, Christus Santa Rosa Mobile Mammography in honor of “The Sisters’ Trail” and scholarships to graduating seniors entering college.

  • To continue the updates of the campus through various projects .

2017-2018 PTO Board Executive Officers

Principal Jennifer Salazar
President Maria Resendiz
Vice President Marisol Garcia-Hodge '89
Recording Secretary Jeanine Talley
Treasurer Mary Gonzalez
Faculty Representative Maricela Garza

Meeting Times

The PTO meets monthly, typically on the second Monday of each month, at 6 p.m. in the faculty lounge or the cafeteria loft. Please check our website regularly for updates and new information.


Committee chairs welcome the time, talent and treasure made available by parent volunteers. To volunteer, please fill out the PTO Volunteer Form, print it and turn it in to the front office. If you already completed the form, the committee chairs will be contacting you regarding your particular event.  If you need more information about specific events or have other questions, you can contact PTO President Maria Resendiz or Vice-President Marisol Garcia-Hodge '89.

Standing Officers and Committee Chairs & Co-Chairs

Campus Beautification Bill Pfeiffer
Father-Daughter Banquet David Worley, Rico Martinez
Mother-Daughter Luncheon Annette Reyes, Beth Cristadora
Shamrock Network Elda Peters, Desiree Castillo '91
Social Committee Lorena Contreras '90, Lisa Lopez, Cynthia Rodriguez
Student Spirit Activities Mary Sullivan '85, Jo Ann Harris, Donna Schumeckle
Spirit Shop Deanna Collier
Teacher Appreciation Patsy Anderson '84, Lydia White, Anne James, Anna Ruiz
Volunteer Coordinator Delia Thomas
Word Day Roberta Palmer


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