The mission of the Sunset Hills PTA is to "positively impact the lives of all children and families."

We are made up of the students, families, staff and administrators at Sunset Hills Elementary School in the Poway Unified School District of San Diego, California.  Our work is completed in close collaboration with the Sunset Hills Education Foundation and Sunset Hills Elementary School.   

Board Meetings

Every 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm

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Mailing Address

Sunset Hills PTA

9291 Oviedo Street

San Diego, CA 92129

Email Address
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​Connect with Us!

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  • Need in person or virtual support (ex. Help with material prep, Need a Parent Volunteer in your zoom class)

  • Have any questions about PTA run programs (ex. Art, Social Games, Physical Exercise, Class Parties, Lego Club)

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Current Executive Board

Lexie Adamson

Board President

Lexie Adamson is currently serving her first year as the Sunset Hills PTA President. She has a daughter entering TK and a daughter entering 1st grade. She has previously served as Hospitality and Staff Appreciation Chairs and is actively involved with the school garden. Lexie grew up in Poway, CA, attending PUSD schools. After graduating from Poway High School, Lexie received her BS in Child Development and Psychology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She has taught high school and early education, and moved on to working in school administration before becoming a full time stay at home mom. In her free time, Lexie is a semi-professional flute player, loves to bake, cook, garden, and craft. 



1st VP Ways and Means

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Nikki Horne

2nd VP Membership

Hello, I’m Nikki Horne. I have two daughters that attend Sunset Hills.  Emma is in 4th grade and Josie is in 1st.  Our family loves the outdoors;  playing at the beach, hiking, walking our dog.  But our most favorite outdoor activity is camping!

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Paula Culberton

3rd VP Volunteers

Paula Culberton is a software architect with over 20 years of experience currently working in the field of automated home valuation. Originally from the Midwest, she relocated to Rancho Penasquitos in 2003 and moved to the Sunset Hills neighborhood in 2006. Paula feels that the school is strengthened by community involvement which is what originally led her to join the PTA. She has one daughter, Adrienne, currently in first grade. In her free time, she is an avid reader, cook and baker who also dabbles in many crafts such as knitting, sewing, and paper crafting.


Casey Chan-Ruthenbeck

4th VP Programs

Hi, I'm happy to be able to help the school especially during this challenging time.  Last year I started Lego Club, and it was great getting to know how our school works, meeting new people. and having fun with the kids.  My children Tevin and Alyssa are in 4th and 1st grade.  I grew up in PQ, having attended Black Mtn. Middle School and Mt. Carmel High School.  I am a chiropractic doctor by profession (but on pause until my kids are older), and I am also a past president and executive director of Operation Courage is Beautiful, a 501(c)3 non-profit women's care package for deployed servicemembers. 

Miranda Lieburn


Miranda is the mom of 3 children. She volunteers countless hours at the school and can often be seen dressing up in funny costumes for holidays and celebrations, putting on creative class parties, and participating in all of our school spirit days. Miranda has previously served as the PTA treasurer and currently runs the Running Club. 

Mona Reyes


Mona Reyes, born and raised in San Diego, went to SHES herself beginning in first grade and is a proud graduate of MCHS - Class of '94! Upon graduating from SFSU and getting a degree in Business Administration, Accounting, she lived in the LA area for about 10 years with her little family and decided it was time to come back home. Mona works in accounting at a local corporation. She is the proud mother of three daughters - a Junior and Sophomore at MCHS and a Third Grader at SHES. Mona and her girls all love Disney! She is looking forward to her first year with SHES PTA as Treasurer - a job new to her but looks forward to helping out at her daughter's school.

Jenny Hodge


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Chrissy Litton


Hi! I'm Chrissy Litton. I have previously served for the last 2 years on the SHES PTA Board as the VP of Ways and Means. I've lived in San Diego for 17 years, however, I am a native Texan. In the years before my children were born, I worked in banking for 10 years at Bank of America & California Bank & Trust. I am a mom to Chase (4th Grade) and Taylor (1st Grade). I enjoy volunteering in my kiddos classrooms, traveling, yoga/working out, and spending time with friends and family. 


Jennifer Crumrine


Jennifer Crumrine is currently the Parimentarian and Yearbook Program Chair.  She has one daughter in the 4th Grader at Sunset Hills and a 7th Grader at Black Mountain Middle School.  Jennifer has been active on the PTA for several years and in the past has served as President, Treasurer, and Talent Show Chair.  Jennifer has volunteered in her kids classrooms as while as doing the Site Word Testing in the Kindergarten classrooms.  She is known around the school as Mrs. Dupont.  Prior to having kids, she used her degree in Computer Science to work in Information Technology at Nike and Hewlett-Packard.  Now, Jennifer is a stay at home mom who loves performing, has taught Musical Theater to 4 and 5 year olds, is a substitute Ballet Teacher, and continues to take multiple dance classes a week.


Lisa Wilken


Mrs. Wilken was born in Moscow, Idaho and then moved to Southern California when she was four years old. When it's time for her to retire, she plans to return to Idaho and spend lazy days living along McCall Lake. She attended UCLA and was on the gymnastics team her freshman and sophomore year. After college Mrs. Wilken was a make up artist before becoming a teacher. She worked on two movies and then decided her heart was in the field of education. She spent 16 years as an elementary school teacher and taught variety of grade levels. She received her Masters of Education in 2014 in the field of technology integration. In August 2014 Mrs. Wilken began her administrative career in Poway as the assistant principal at Chaparral Elementary School. She remained at Chaparral for two years, and spent one year as the assistant principal of Del Sur Elementary school. In 2017, she became the principal of Sunset Elementary School. She lives with her husband, who is also in education, and their 2 children in Carmel Valley. For fun, Mrs. Wilken likes to spend time with her family exploring new places and being outdoors. Her favorite thing about being a principal is being part of a community with a common goal...loving kids into being the very best version of themselves they can be. 

Laura Griffin

Teacher Representative

Laura Griffin has been teaching for 15 years. She has taught K - 2nd and special education. She came to Sunset Hills in 2018 as a long-term sub for our TK class. Instantly,  she fell in love with the students, families, and staff and she knew that this was where she wanted to call home. 


Ms. Griffin has two daughters. Emma, 24 lives in Oceanside, and Shelby, 27 lives in Austin, TX. Ms. Griffin lives in Escondido with her puppy Huckleberry, her cat Prudence and her mom Vi who was also a teacher. 


Ms. Griffin enjoys traveling all over the country with her mom. They both enjoy the arts together too. She likes being outside, hiking with Huckleberry, and working in her yard. She likes to go out to brunch and the beach with Emma and she travels to Austin at least 2 - 3 times a year to see Shelby, eat amazing BBQ, and cheer for the Longhorns!

Sunset Hills is such a special school and she's very proud to be a part of this community.