My name is Kim Henderson and I am interested in serving as a member of the NLRC. I am currently serving on the Tennessee State PTA and as a member of the National PTA Leadership Committee. My husband and I have two children, including a son with special needs, three granddaughters, all who attend(ed) public school.
I have served with the PTA for 20+ years in three very different states and at every level of PTA. I think the variety of positions and experiences I have had with PTA, and those outside of PTA, qualify me to serve and understand the needs and concerns of PTA nationwide. I frequently ask what works and what doesn’t, I am willing to think outside the box, try new ideas, willing to address the challenging issues and be flexible while always focusing on the mission of PTA. As a member of NLRC, I will search for and develop future leaders to keep our association strong, innovative and relevant.
I feel that communication, networking, diversity, dedication, and teamwork are priorities in any organization. These are some of the traits I would look for in future leaders and those I would bring to the NLRC. Part of teamwork is also making sure all voices are heard and having respect and a positive working relationship with every member of the team. I have worked with leaders that were involved for the wrong reasons or lacking the needed skills and realize the importance of finding the best people for our future. I believe that leadership roles are something that you have a potential for, not something that you earn by putting in the time.
I would like to assist in building the future of PTA and ask for your vote for National PTA NLRC.