How to Get Involved?


1. Complete the Volunteer Sign Up Form

2. Like us on Facebook and Instagram

3. Sign up for Franklin PTO Emails




Michelle Newman, President

I am thrilled to serve as the Ben Franklin PTO President. I have one son at Franklin in 1st grade and twin daughters that will attend Franklin in two years. I work at a university and enjoy education and the opportunities it allows. I like volunteering at Franklin because it allows me to be part of my son’s educational journey, allows me to know what is going on in the school and I get to work with the students, families and staff. I look forward to a GREAT year at Franklin! 


Jennifer Roberts, Vice President

My name is Jennifer Roberts. I love to help out our community and support Ben Franklin students, parents, and teachers. I have 5 children; two of them are Franklin students. I am also very ecstatic that I will be a grandmother for the first time in November. This year, as your PTO president, I look forward to a year filled with student and family engagements and parent, teacher and family events that are filled with Franklin love and spirit.  I am here to lead as your PTO vice president. 


 Jennifer Jones, Treasurer

Hello Franklin Families! I am so excited to continue taking on the role of PTO treasurer! I am a stay at home mom and I love getting involved and volunteering at Franklin. My son is now in 3rd grade and I am so excited for this school year!


Delia Barajas, Secretary

I am excited and honored to be the Secretary for Benjamin Franklin PTO for a second term. I have one son who is in 2nd grade and I love being involved in his education. I am very excited to work with staff, parents and students! I am looking forward to a wonderful year at Benjamin Franklin!


Maria Wren, Communication Chair

I have many years of PTO experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. I consider myself first and foremost a youth advocate and have served the youth of the Coachella Valley on several nonprofit boards including the Coachella Valley Community Trust and the Academy of Musical Performance and as Cofounder and CEO of Science Math and Robotic Technology (SMaRT) Education, and as a NASA Solar System Ambassador. I love being an involved parent and to help give all kids a positive school experience.


Tyler Beckwith, Fundraising Chair

I am honored to be serving as fundraiser chairman for the Benjamin Franklin PTO. When I am not working with the PTO, I am serving the Coachella Valley as a Realtor. I have a daughter that attends Franklin. I am passionate about helping out, supporting, and being involved in any way I can for our community. 


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