Kris Garst

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Kris GarstKris Garst
APO, AE
Grafenwoehr ES PTA, Grafenwoehr, Germany (APO, AE)

Personal and Professional Information

  • Mother of three sons, ages 14, 10 and 10
  • Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble Booksellers (2006-2007)
  • Chief Workshop Manager, Build-A-Bear Workshop (2005-2006)
  • Assistant Workshop Manager, Build-A-Bear Workshop (2002-2005)
  • Area Marketing Manager, Borders Books & Music (2001-2002)
  • Community Relations Coordinator, Borders Books & Music (2000-2001)
  • Events Specialist, Zany Brainy (1999-2000)
  • Corporate Sales Representative, Borders Books & Music (1998-1999)

PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • National PTA Board of Directors Member Representative (2016-Present)
  • National PTA Governance Policy Task Force Chair (2017-Present)
  • National PTA Strategic Outreach Committee Member (2017-Present)
  • European PTA Convention Chair (2014-Present)
  • European PTA Director of Membership and Communications (2017-Present)
  • European PTA Webmaster (2017-Present)
  • Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA President (2018-President)

Previous service includes:

  • National PTA Governance Policy Task Force member (2016-2017)
  • European PTA Vice President for Legislation (2015-2017)
  • European PTA Newsletter Chair (2015-2016)
  • European PTA President (2013-2015)
  • Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA Vice President (2014-2015 and 2016-2017)
  • European PTA Convention Co-Chair (2013-2014)
  • Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA President (2012-2014)
  • European PTA Vice President for Legislation (2012-2013)
  • Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA Fundraising Chair (2011-2012)
  • Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA Member (2010-Present)
  • Netzaberg Middle School PTSA Member (2015-Present)
  • Mary Bryant Elementary School PTA Member (2009-2010)

                     

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Grafenwoehr Elementary School Volunteer (2010-Present)
  • Netzaberg Middle School Volunteer (2015-Present)
  • Grafenwoehr Boy Scout and Cub Scout Volunteer (2015-Present)

Previous service includes:

  • Chairperson of Grafenwoehr Elementary School’s School Advisory Committee (2014-2016)
  • Grafenwoehr Elementary School Representative on the USAG Bavaria Installation Advisory Committee (2014-2016)
  • Bavaria Community and Spouses Club Volunteer (2014-2016)
  • Member of the USAG Bavaria Family Wellness Working Group (2014-2015)
  • Mary Bryant Elementary School Volunteer (2009-2010)
  • Children’s Learning Academy Parent Advisory Council President (2008)
  • Children’s Learning Academy Parent Advisory Council Vice President (2007-2008)

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 USAG Bavaria Volunteer of the Year Nominee