Candidate for Member Representative, Board of Directors
Strong women are resilient, open minded, fair and energetic. Consider Ms. Pickrel.
Our common values center around education for our children and their welfare. I joined PTA as my daughters entered kindergarten to be sure they received a quality education. They did, and so did I with PTA. That experience continues to grow past K-12, and is still fueled by the passion of seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
As a retired Certified Public Accountant who also had a career with Nordstrom in sales, management, accounting and security, I’m left with a combination of many skills appropriate for this position. Add 18 years of PTA work from K-12, Council, District, WSPTA and National PTA, to envision a problem solving education advocate.
Can we amplify empathy and kindness in schools, homes and our communities? Can we raise awareness that our Democracy is worth fighting for, and possibly begin a Civics Program, to promote government understanding, its successful traits, and why voting matters?
What about using STEM to tackle climate through environmental sciences? Or teach how to convert social media disinformation into fact finding, critical thinking and truth? Or plan PTA daycare as After School Programs over an empty home? Or use diversity as our common thread to unite more members?
Distance learning and virtual conferences are here. We will adapt. Our PTA mission remains the same, and I look forward to accepting the challenge of helping the National PTA Board of Directors team make sound choices in these changing times, while constantly affirming our premise of success and welfare for every child and youth in our nation and beyond.
Thank you for your consideration, and more importantly, thank you for your service to this great organization.