Donald Dunn

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Donald Dunn
Lewisville, North Carolina
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Winston-Salem, NC
Hanes Magnet Middle School, Winston-Salem, NC
McLain High School, Greenfield, OH
Clark Creek Elementary, Acworth, GA
Bob Mathis Elementary, Decatur, GA
Somers Lakeside High School, Lakeside, MT
Free Home Elementary School, Canton, GA
Frayer Community PTSA, Memphis, TN

Personal and Professional Information

  • Wherry, Inc- Vice President 30 years.  Operate family-owned (two) childcare centers.
  • Have worked for several Fortune 500 companies with background in banking, sales/brand leadership.
  • Recently wrote a book “Granddad’s Hat”. It’s a book targeting young readers.
  • Graduate from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Graduate School
  • Non-Profit Management Executive

PTA Involvement

Current Service Includes:
  • NPTA – Membership Committee Liaison
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Council Vic President
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Council Reflections Chair
  • Jefferson Elementary School, School Improve Team

Past Service Includes:

  • National Secretary-Treasurer/ Chairman Endowment Fund
  • Strategy Planning Committee
  • Executive Director Review Committee
  • North Carolina State PTA -Building/Ground Committee
  • National Board of Director- Committee Assignments: Finance and Convention
  • Representative to Life Touch Memory Mission trip to the Dominica Republic
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Council Member
  • Jefferson Elementary School, NC School Improve Team
  • 2015-2017 - National Board of Director - Committee Assignments Strategy and Convention
  • 2003-2015 - North Carolina State President
  • National Convention Host-Charlotte, NC
  • North Carolina State Male Engagement and Federal Legislative Chair
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Council President
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Council Treasurer
  • Meadowlark Elementary School President

Community Involvement

Current Service Includes:

  • Forsyth Education Partnership Vice President
  • Public School Forum-Member
  • Winston Salem State University Board of Visitors
  • Forsyth County Board of Election Multipartisan Assistance Team

Past Service Includes:

  • Northwestern Pop Warner Midget Football and Cheerleader Commissioner 
  • Pfafftown Packers Pop Warner Football and Cheerleader President
  • North Carolina Teaching Fellow Local, Regional and State Screening Council for the accreditation

Donald Dunn

Candidate Narrative

Donald Dunn

Our next President-elected needs to have practical organizational experience and knowledge. Also, demonstrate the skills and talents to lead teams and present our story and pivotal topics. Need to focus on our mission and membership. Forging long-term relationships to advance our mission. Have shown abilities to engage families, schools, and communities to aid children in achieving their dreams. Being prepared for our rapidly evolving current/ future environment. Willing to make complex decisions. Leveraging our history to reaffirm our roles as the leading nation children/families and schools advocates.

My college’s motto is “Enter to Learn and Depart to Serve.”  I have merged my passions to service others and professional careers to improve education, community development and individual/family engagement for the past 40 plus years. I have years of volunteering/leading numerous non-profits. I have been a proven leader on current topics and have presented them to elected officials and community members. I have been committed to the PTA for over 25 years. I have held various leadership roles and responsibilities. These opportunities include school and council President, Reflections County Chairperson, Federal Legislative Chair, state male /minority membership recruit officer, State President, National Board of Director (2 terms)/committee memberships. I am the immediate past National Secretary-Treasurer. Initiated former Officers giving campaign. Endowment Chair that funded our updated National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. Two experiences that standout: hosting the National Convention (Charlotte) and PTA representative on the Lifetouch Memory Mission trip. I have my graduate school degree in Non-profit Executive Management.

My career background includes banking and pharmaceutical sales/brand management. I have led highly successful teams and oversaw million-dollar budgets. For the past 30 years, our family has owned and operated two early child development centers. The centers have provided enriching learning for hundreds of children.

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