Ricki Decker


Hello! I have been married for 21 years to my wonderful husband, Bryan. We have 5 children. – 1 Boy and 4 girls. My youngest, Ava, is a 3rd grader at Salem Heights. You may recognize me as the crazy Book Fair lady the past 3 years.  I love to read & travel. I love fresh flowers and baking. I look forward to getting to know you this coming year!


Amy Westbye

Volunteer Coordinator

I am a wife and stay-at-home mother to 2 boys, 12 and 9. My youngest, Max, is in the 4th grade. I love gardening…except for when it is hot and I spend way too much time with my nose in a book or trying to coax hummingbirds at my outside feeder to perch on my finger. Unfortunately, I am not the hummingbird whisperer, yet. I look forward to the new school year at Salem Heights Elementary!


Joseph Nelson

Vice chair

My name is Shanna Israel and I have been associated with the PTC for 3 years and am currently the Treasurer. My youngest child is now in 4th grade and my eldest is now in middle school. Being part of the PTC has really helped me to feel that I am helping my children's experience at Salem Heights and my kids love to know that I help out when and where I can.


Louis Leatherman

Secretary and Treasurer


I am a full time stay-at-home dad. My son Carter is entering the 2nd grade and my daughter Tina is a brand new kindergartner. Originally from north Portland, I moved to Salem ten years ago to settle with my wife, Tricia. I have a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Portland and a Master of Forestry from Oregon State. I am the fourth generation of my family to work in the woods. As a dad, I enjoy cooking for my family, Christmas, and summer hiking trips. You can probably find me with Carter and Tina on the playground after school.


Hanna McCullough

Fundraising Coordinator

I'm a stay-at-home Mom. My husband and I have two sons. Our oldest, is Bennett. He's entering the 4th grade. Our youngest is Knowlen. He's 4 and looking forward to next year, when he to will be a Salem Heights Rascal! We moved to Salem 3 years ago. We love our home and feel so blessed to have made so many amazing friends in that time. My hobbies are crafts of all kinds and fixing up furniture, I love thrift shopping and reading a great book. I can be found at Salem Heights often. I'm always excited to meet new people. If you see me say hi , I'll probably talk your ear off😜