CREST (Cobleskill-Richmondville Education Support Team) is a non-profit parent organization that represents kindergarten through middle school. Our mission is to foster a closer relationship between home and school that enhances educational opportunities for our elementary students.

We sponsor and provide volunteers for many activities and special events throughout the year including assemblies, book fairs, PARP, holiday shops, spelling bees (4th and 5th grade), field days, Winter Carnival and more.

To fund these activities and special events, we typically host one large fundraiser each year and are always looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and events.

Get involved

We generally hold our meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Ryder Elementary library. Childcare is available during the meeting.

Periodically you’ll receive a volunteer form requesting your assistance with an upcoming CREST event. If you volunteer for any given event, a CREST representative will contact you with scheduling details.


Email us at [email protected].


View CREST bylaws.


President - Amy Kennedy
Vice Presidents - Amber Gridley & Kathleen Spaulding
Treasurer - Alicia Watson
Secretary - Robyn Caiazzo
Volunteer Coordinator - Paige Bulmer
Fundraiser Coordinator - Shannon Knowles