Our Mission

The mission of Mockingbird Early Childhood PTO is to connect families and foster relationships between young children, parents, and the school community. The organization hopes to support the neighborhood schools with needed resources and funding to further support our thriving neighborhood.

Our Leadership

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Ann Pierce
President

Kiddos: Claire, Kinder at Mockingbird & Charlie, Incoming Kinder Class 2024

Howdy Neighbors!  My name is Ann and I am mom to Claire (Kinder at Mockingbird) and Charlie, 3.  My husband Chris and I moved to Greenland Hills in 2013 and have loved starting our family in this awesome neighborhood!  My husband is a Managing Director for FTI Consulting and I work part time as a Business Manager for Electric Drilling Technologies.

 

I have served as the 2024 Coordinator, Treasurer and now am serving as the current President of the MECPTO! 

 

We enjoy walking to Gloria's and Blue Goose for family patio dinners and St Martins for date nights!  You can find me and my kiddos playing at Glencoe or Tietze Park in the afternoons or riding our bikes in the neighborhood.  Since becoming a member of Mockingbird ECPTO in 2019, we have met so many great families and supported the local community all while having fun! Looking forward to meeting new Mockingbird families! If you see me around, please say hi!

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Lindsey Siglin

VP of Marketing

Kiddos: Sawyer, 1st grade at Mockingbird & Emory, Incoming Kinder Class 2023

Hello friends!  My name is Lindsey Siglin and I am a mom to Sawyer, 6, and Emory, 3.5, and wife to Joe.  We have lived on Vanderbilt since 2012 and just love our neighborhood!  I am originally from New York and moved to Dallas in 2010 to be closer to my sister.  I have worked in education for the past 15 years.  I previously taught 1st and 3rd grade at Hyer Elementary in Highland Park ISD (with our president Katie), as well as 1st grade in Spencerport, New York.  Most recently, I privately home-schooled a family in University Park for four years.  
 
Our daughter, Sawyer, is in first grade at Mockingbird. Emory will start in 2023.  I now work part-time as a wine consultant for Scout and Cellar and tutor children in reading and writing. My husband is a commercial real estate broker for Newmark. We love traveling, checking out new restaurants, being outdoors, and just spending time with family and friends!  I can't wait to get to know you and your family, and bring our community together to support our neighborhood schools! 

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Mary Dryden

VP Community Outreach

Hello! I am Mary Dryden and have been honored to serve as a founding member of the Mockingbird Early Childhood PTO. I am a proud mom to Thompson, 5, and Lila, 3, and a proud stepmother to John, 16. My husband, Robert, is a Dallas native and I grew up just down the highway in Fort Worth.

 

I was drawn to East Dallas after living in Denver for several years. There are few neighborhoods like ours where you can walk to your favorite restaurants, bike to nearby parks, and spend time with friendly neighbors who have a key to your house and not only know your kiddos’ names, but also their birthdays, schools, and friends.

 

Robert is an engineer at Weidmuller and I am a psychologist. We are excited to get to know you and your family!

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Katie Balderston
Past President

Kiddos: George, 1st Grade at Mockingbird, Collin Incoming Kinder Class 2023

I'm Katie and I am a momma to George (1st grade at Mockingbird) and Colin (Entering Kinder in 2023). My husband, Dan, and I knew we loved East Dallas and our neighborhood, but starting this Early Childhood PTO has opened up a whole community to our family that we never knew was right outside of our door. We've enjoyed the new friendships we've made through play dates, parent's night out and organized sports with Mockingbird-bound families. 
 
When I'm not chasing my boys, I'm still working with young children! This is my 13th year in education, currently the Preschool Director at Wesley Prep and past work in the early childhood and elementary classrooms. Dan works in Wealth Management. We love to travel, watch OU football and sneak in date nights when we can. 

Lauren Castle

Treasurer

Amanda Owens

Secretary

One of the best decisions we made as a family was moving into the M Streets in 2019. It has allowed us to meet some wonderful friends. MECPTO has also been instrumental in Isaac making friends in the neighborhood that he will have for years to come. This organization is so important for our kiddos and the support of the school. I also enjoy owning a local Dallas business, Park Cities Pilates Center.

Kiddo: Isaac Incoming Kinder Class 2023