TLO Decatur

Our community brings together local parents and leaders who care about healthy and safe technology use by our children. Through this community, we can support each other by sharing information, resources and our best tips to help our kids manage technology instead of technology managing them. Together we can effectuate positive change around technology use by children.

Public Promise Members by Child’s Year of High School Graduation: Parents listed as Promise Members have taken a public promise to delay giving their child a smartphone until at least 8th grade as smartphones easily provide access to the Internet, social media and gaming. Our public promise helps to reduce the social pressure to have a smartphone by making smartphones the exception, not the rule.

Public Supporters: Healthy and safe technology use is about more than just smartphones in middle school. That’s why we support all parents. Members listed as “Supporters” publicly support and join our community even though they are unable or unwilling to make the promise at this time (perhaps your child has “aged out” or you are a grandparent).

Private Supporter: You can privately join our community even if you are unable or unwilling to make the promise and do not want to be listed privately as a supporter.

To join TLO Decatur, please complete this form.

TLO Decatur is about supporting parents through educational opportunities and partnerships with community leaders. To get more involved or to be a local partner, contact Decatur Champion Sara Michelson. Please also complete this form so we have your info!

*We add names manually so sometimes it can take up to 48 hours to see your name on the list. If your name is missing, misspelled or mis-listed, just reach out! We are human and we make mistakes.*


The following parents in Our community are committed to healthy technology use by our children.




Sara and Joshua Gartland

Emily Zdan

Saranell & Tim Hartman


Rebecca and Nathan LeSueur

Sara and Peter Michelson

Shannon Downs

Mary Tveit

Krista Everly

Claudia Pineda

Debbie Maddox

Stuart Downs

Winston Garland

Holly Vanderbilt

Blaine Sergew

Caroline Sigman

Lauren Ragland

Diana Johnston


Lila Rubio

Emily Zdan

Saranell & Tim Hartman


Lila Rubio

Patricia Richardson

Jesse Hines

Sara and Joshua Gartland


Leah Cauley

Jonathan Grainger

Jenifer Shahda

Enid Hancock

Kelly and Josh Sklare


Amycla Webb

Emily Zdan

Charlotte Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Saranell & Tim Hartman

Jaimi & Sean Reisz


Mary Tveit


Lillian Dana

Leah Cauley

Sara and Joshua Gartland

Adrianne and Jason Kimbell

Rebecca Fuller

Kelly and Josh Sklare


Rebecca and Nathan LeSueur


Lillian Dana


Robin Wharton

Kathryn Macken

Cheryl Johnson

Lourdes Moscoso

Melinda Evanovich