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2014 Candidate Biography—Sharon Goldblatt

Sharon Goldblatt - Candidate Image - VP AdvocacySharon Goldblatt

Intends to run for Vice President, Advocacy

Plano, Texas


Personal and Professional Information

  • BFA, Southern Methodist University
  • Married with three children (Joe, Allie, Jordan)
  • Small business owner with past employment in entertainment, corporate and education

PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • National PTA Board of Directors
  • National PTA Diversity Committee Member
  • Texas PTA Field Service Representative

Previous service includes:

  • National PTA: Council of States Member-At-Large, Bylaws and Policy, Field Service, and Resolutions Committees
  • Texas PTA: President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Region IV Vice President, Advisory Council Chair, Parent Education Programming Chair, Council's Chair, Awards, Board Development, Budget and Finance, Business Development, Bylaws, Councils, Editorial, Elections, Executive, Leadership, Legislative Action, Membership, Nominating, Programs, Seminar and Convention Planning, Strategic Planning, Training, and State and Constituent Relationships Committees
  • District PTA: Area 1 Field Service Representative, Awards and Nominating Committees
  • Council PTA: President, First Vice President, Arts in Education Chair, Newsletter and Nominating Committees
  • Local PTA: President (statewide unit), First Vice President/Aide, Vice President/Volunteers, Vice President/Programs, Secretary, Parliamentarian

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Alliance on Underage Drinking (ALOUD)
  • Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership (DADPP): Governance Chair
  • Plano Independent School District Key Communicators Chair
  • Sci-Tech Discovery Center Advisory Board
  • Texans Standing Tall, Board Secretary and Excise Tax Workgroup Chair

Previous service includes:

  • Coalitions: Smoke-Free Texas Statewide Advisory Board
  • Positions: Commit! Early Childhood Council Member; Lone Star Parliamentary Unit, President and Secretary; Plano Chamber of Commerce; Bylaws Committee; Plano Youth Leadership Board, President
  • Other: Leadership Plano, Class XVIII; Texas Education Agency Teacher of the Year judge

Honors and Awards

  • Texas PTA: Life Membership, Extended Service, Recognition Square Bricks, Board Room Chair, “Sharon Goldblatt Day” February 25, 2012 (Mayor of Houston)
  • National PTA: President’s Distinguished Service Award 2012, Life Achievement 
  • Community: Plano ISD Education Foundation Board of Honor 2012, 1997 Volunteer of the Year Award (Collin County), Individual in Education, 1997 JCPenney Golden Rule Award Finalist, 1999/2002 Plano Family of the Year Nominee