Darlene Sanchez Harris

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Darlene Sanchez Harris
Carlisle, PA
Keystone PTA – Pennsylvania

Personal and Professional Information:

Darlene is married to recently retired Master Chief Willie Harris, 30 years active duty Navy.  They have two children Julianne 21, and Davis 20.  Darlene is currently a student at Penn State University.

PTA Involvement:

Current service includes:

  • National PTA Member of Board of Directors
  • National PTA Field Service Committee Chair
  • Pennsylvania State PTA Membership & Extension Committee Chair

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Previous service includes:

  • National PTA Field Service Committee 2015 – 2017
  • PTSA President Eastlake High School, 2013 – 2015, 2017, Chula Vista, CA
  • National PTA Nominating Leadership Development Committee member, 2012 – 2015
  • California State PTA Membership Commission member, July 2013 – June 2014
  • 1st V.P. for Leadership Services for California Ninth District PTA, 2011 – 2013
  • Summer Leadership Conference Chair, 600 Attendees – Ninth District PTA, CA
  • National PTA TCBI and EMLC (2 years) Attendee from EPTA
  • Cultural & Diversity Chair for European PTA
  • Director of Membership for European PTA
  • European PTA Military Family Summit Committee Planning Member
  • Mediterranean District Liaison, European PTA
  • President, Naples Elementary School PTA, Naples, Italy

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Penn State Harrisburg Reads Committee Member, 2018 – Present
  • Penn State Multicultural Academic Excellence Program Member, 2018 – Present
  • Alpha Phi Community Advisor for Shippensburg University Chapter, 2019
  • University of California San Diego Parent & Family Ambassador, 2017 – present
  • PGA Farmers Insurance Open Hospitality Ambassador Lead, 2015 – present

Previous service includes:

  • Boy’s Golf Team Booster Chair, 2014 – 2017
  • San Francisco State University Parent Council Member, 2015 – 2017
  • District 5 Toastmasters Treasurer, July 2013 – June 2014, San Diego
  • District 5 Toastmasters Store Coordinator, July 2012 – June 2013, San Diego
  • Creator of the “Spouse Fit for Life” program in collaboration with Navy Fitness
  • Reflections Art Competition Judging Coordinator, European PTA, 2010
  • Naples Overseas Military Spouses Club Navy Liaison, 2007 – 2011
  • Volunteer Coordinator & U.S. Donations Chair for Allied Spouses Club, Naples Italy, 2007 – 2011
  • Team Leader for COMPASS program to mentor military spouses, Naples Italy, 2008 – 2010
  • Council Member and Girl Scout Leader for Girl Scouts America, Naples Italy, 2007 – 2011

Honors and Awards:

  • Ninth District Membership Platinum Award exceeding 1000 members, 2017
  • Volunteer of the Year Eastlake High School, 2014
  • Navy Meritorious Public Service Award for period 2007 – 2010
  • European PTA President’s Award for Community Service, 2010 – 2011
  • European PTA Unit of the Year Award, 2009