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WECPTA is a volunteer-run local PTA organized under the authority of Ohio Congress of Parents and Teachers (Ohio PTA). We offer families with children ages six and under an opportunity to socialize, engage, learn, and interact through activities designed to promote their welfare and development.


The purposes of the PTA are:

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship,
  • To raise the standards of home life,
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth,
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth, and 
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.


Erin Kollar,


Erin has been involved in WECPTA since 2016, when she moved back to Westlake with her husband Paul and then 3 year old, Noah. Since then, they've added two more kiddos - Quinn and Milo - and she recently left her full-time job to devote more time to PTA! ;) 

Claudia Dillinger,
1st VP,

Operations Services

Claudia has been involved in WECPTA since 2020 and also manages the website. Mom to 2 kids (Leah and Cooper). She works full time as the HR Director for the City of Lakewood. When not working she enjoys time with her husband and children.

Valerie Allie,     

2nd VP, 


I have a husband, 2 kiddos (Abram 9 & Miriam 6), and a bunch of crazy animals. I’ve been in WECPTA for 6 years. I enjoy being outdoors, crocheting, homeschooling, and ever elusive but always glorious naps.

Erin Figueira, 

3rd VP,

Children Services

Erin joined WECPTA in 2022 and lives in Westlake with her husband, Michael and two sons; Bruin and Brock.  Erin’s family loves Cleveland sports and spending time together with friends in the community.

Allyson Mears, Secretary

Allyson has been in WECPTA 5 years! She has 4 girls ages: 7, 5, 2 and 9 months. She loves traveling to new places with her husband and girls!

Myia Passen, Treasurer

Myia joined WECPTA in fall 2019. She has two kids, her daughter, Elin who is 8, and her son, Eldon who is 4. They enjoy going for walks, bike rides, reading, and watching movies together!

Gwen Carpenter,
Council Delegate

Gwen works full time and is mom to two vivacious girls. She has been a WECPTA member since 2017 and loves building friendships in this group!

Erica Shields, Council Delegate

6:30 pm, second Tuesday of each month
September - May
Westlake Elementary School

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