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2021 Vice President Advocacy (2021-23 Term) Nominee

Dr. Traci Petteway
Lewisville, Texas
Official Name of PTA: Marcus High School, Flower Mound, Texas

Personal and Professional Information

•    Wife, Mother, Daughter, Aunt, Niece, Cousin, and friend / mentor to many!
•    Non-profit Business Owner: Hope Inc. (www.DrTraciPetteway.com)
•    Certified John Maxwell Team: Coach, Trainer, and Mentor
•    Public School Educator, Retired College Professor, and Certified Family Counselor
•    Tarrant County College Academic Advisor/Career Coach for Veterans/Military Connected
•    Certified Life Coach
•    Certified Conflict and Mediation Professional
•    Best Selling Author
•    Motivational Speaker
•    Business Consultant

PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

•    Elected National PTA Board of Director Member (2nd Term)
•    Appointed National PTA Governance Committee
•    Appointed National PTA Membership Committee
•    Appointed High School PTSA Scholarship Chair
      Previous service includes:
•    Appointed National PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
•    Appointed National PTA Convention Committee
•    Elected High School PTSA President
•    Appointed Middle School PTA Program Chair
•    Appointed Middle School PTA Council Delegate
•    Appointed High School and Middle School PTA/PTSA Teacher Appreciation Chair
•    Solicited European PTA Scholarship Judge

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

•    Appointed City of Lewisville Advisory Board – President (6 years)
•    North Texas Food Bank - Feed the Community (including during COVID-19)
•    Westside Baptist Church Youth Ministry - Servant Leader / Superintendent
•    Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
•    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
•    Lewisville Morning Rotary - President
•    Community in Schools of North Texas (CISNT) - Mentor
•    Children’s Advocacy Center  - Advocate
•    Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children (CASA) - Mentor
•    City of Lewisville Mayor Commission Special Task Force
•    National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) – member
•    American Psychological Association (APA) – member
•    American Sociological Association (ASA) – member
•    National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Previous Service Includes:

•    Appointed Special Olympics - Coordinator
•    Lewisville Education Foundation (LEF) - Scholarship Judge
•    Big Brothers Big Sisters – Mentor
•    Leadership Lewisville
•    Leadership Flower Mound
•    Union Gospel Mission – Homeless Shelter for Veterans – Life Skills Coach

Honors and Awards

•    PTA Life Membership - State of Oklahoma
•    Honorary PTA Life Membership - State of Texas
•    Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary International
•    PTA Lifetime National Supporting Member
Dr. Traci Petteway
Lewisville, Texas
Official Name of PTA: Marcus High School, Flower Mound, Texas

Personal and Professional Information

•    Wife, Mother, Daughter, Aunt, Niece, Cousin, and friend / mentor to many!
•    Non-profit Business Owner: Hope Inc. (www.DrTraciPetteway.com)
•    Certified John Maxwell Team: Coach, Trainer, and Mentor
•    Public School Educator, Retired College Professor, and Certified Family Counselor
•    Tarrant County College Academic Advisor/Career Coach for Veterans/Military Connected
•    Certified Life Coach
•    Certified Conflict and Mediation Professional
•    Best Selling Author
•    Motivational Speaker
•    Business Consultant

PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

•    Elected National PTA Board of Director Member (2nd Term)
•    Appointed National PTA Governance Committee
•    Appointed National PTA Membership Committee
•    Appointed High School PTSA Scholarship Chair
      Previous service includes:
•    Appointed National PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
•    Appointed National PTA Convention Committee
•    Elected High School PTSA President
•    Appointed Middle School PTA Program Chair
•    Appointed Middle School PTA Council Delegate
•    Appointed High School and Middle School PTA/PTSA Teacher Appreciation Chair
•    Solicited European PTA Scholarship Judge

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

•    Appointed City of Lewisville Advisory Board – President (6 years)
•    North Texas Food Bank - Feed the Community (including during COVID-19)
•    Westside Baptist Church Youth Ministry - Servant Leader / Superintendent
•    Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
•    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
•    Lewisville Morning Rotary - President
•    Community in Schools of North Texas (CISNT) - Mentor
•    Children’s Advocacy Center  - Advocate
•    Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children (CASA) - Mentor
•    City of Lewisville Mayor Commission Special Task Force
•    National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) – member
•    American Psychological Association (APA) – member
•    American Sociological Association (ASA) – member
•    National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Previous Service Includes:

•    Appointed Special Olympics - Coordinator
•    Lewisville Education Foundation (LEF) - Scholarship Judge
•    Big Brothers Big Sisters – Mentor
•    Leadership Lewisville
•    Leadership Flower Mound
•    Union Gospel Mission – Homeless Shelter for Veterans – Life Skills Coach

Honors and Awards

•    PTA Life Membership - State of Oklahoma
•    Honorary PTA Life Membership - State of Texas
•    Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary International
•    PTA Lifetime National Supporting Member

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Candidate Narrative

Dr. Traci Petteway

Candidate for Vice President Advocacy

Dr. Traci Petteway, native of Louisiana and resident of Texas, is a non-profit business owner, a renown motivational speaker, and a professionally published best-selling author. She is a Certified John Maxwell Team Coach, Trainer, and Mentor. She has been the keynote speaker on many levels: National and Regional Conferences, Public School Districts, Council and State PTA Conventions, as well as workshop presenter and panelist participant!  

Dr. Traci has been married for 20+ years and they have two (2) children: a son who is a sophomore at Baylor University and a daughter who is in high school. She is the proud product of Caddo Parish Public School System.

Dr. Traci has earned every college degree possible: Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, two (2) Master’s Degree’s, and two (2) Ph.D.’s. In addition to being a tenured Professor in the Dept. of Social Sciences; Dr. Petteway is an Academic Advisor for Veterans and Military Connected Students in Higher Education.

Dr. Traci currently serves as a National PTA Board of Director member where she works diligently on the National Governance and National Membership Committees. Dr. Traci has earned the Paul Harris Fellow Award with Rotary International and PTA Honorary Life Membership in both the State of Oklahoma and the State of Texas.

Dr. Traci is heavily involved in her community where she serves on many boards. She is involved in many organizations that serves her profession and community. She is proud to be a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and serves as President of the City of Lewisville Advisory Board. Dr. Traci was the first African-American to serve as President of her son’s high school PTSA in Texas and the first African-American to serve at National PTA as an elected Board of Director member from Texas.