Shaton Berry


Shaton Berry
Oak Park, MI
Norup International PTSA, Berkley, MI

Personal and Professional Information

  • Taxpayer Advocate Group Manager, Internal Revenue Service, 2020 - present
  • Case Advocate, Internal Revenue Service, 2019 - 2020
  • Tax Compliance Officer, Internal Revenue Service, 2009 – 2019
  • Certified Instructor, Internal Revenue Service, 2012 – present

PTA Involvement

Current Service Includes:

  • Leadership Committee, National PTA, 2019 - present
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Michigan PTA, 2019 - present

Past Service Includes:

  • Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee, National PTA, 2015 - 2018
  • Vice President for Leadership, Michigan PTA , 2014 - 2016
  • Common Core State Standards Chair, Michigan PTA, 2013 - 2016
  • President, Michigan PTA, 2011 - 2013
  • President Elect, Michigan PTA, 2009 – 2011
  • Region F, Field Service Director, Michigan PTA, 2008 - 2009
  • Region F, Field Service Representative, Michigan PTA, 2006 - 2008
  • President, Western International PTSA, 2004 - 2011

Community Involvement

Current Service Includes:

  • Chief Operating Officer/Mentor, Purposeful YOUth Detroit, 2017 - Present
  • Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee, National PTA, 2015 - 2018
  • Vice President for Leadership, Michigan PTA , 2014 - 2016
  • Common Core State Standards Chair, Michigan PTA, 2013 - 2016
  • President, Michigan PTA, 2011 - 2013
  • President Elect, Michigan PTA, 2009 – 2011
  • Region F, Field Service Director, Michigan PTA, 2008 - 2009
  • Region F, Field Service Representative, Michigan PTA, 2006 - 2008
  • President, Western International PTSA, 2004 - 2011

Past Service Includes:

  • Office of Educational Accountability Assessment Committee Member, Michigan Department of Education      2009 - 2015
  • Meal Site Captain and Meal Deliverer, Detroit Meals on Wheels, 1999 - 2008

Honors and Awards

  • National PTA, State President’s Club, Outstanding Service Award, 2019
  • Oklahoma PTA, Honorary Life Membership Award, 2019
  • Michigan PTA, Shaton Berry Spirit of PTA Award, 2018
  • Purposeful YOUth Detroit, Mentor of the Year, 2018
  • Michigan PTA, Honorary Life Membership Award, 2011, 2016
  • Michigan PTA, Board Member of the Year, 2010
  • Detroit City Council, Spirit of Detroit Award, 2010
  • Detroit Kiwanis Club, Volunteer of the Year, 2008
  • Detroit Western International High School, Volunteer of the Year, 2006

Shaton Berry

Candidate Narrative

Shaton Berry
Candidate for Member Representative, Board of Directors

I am honored to be a slated nominee for Member Representative for Board of Directors   My family structure is unique because I do not have any biological children; I raised my two younger brothers, Anthony (31) and Deontae (29).  I began my PTA career as a local unit president and served as Michigan PTA president from 2011- 2013.  I realized that PTA plays a large role in the development and support of families and communities.  I honestly believe in the mission and purposes of PTA and want to ensure our place as a world class association for families. 

Today, there are many groups that are trying to copycat the legacy of PTA. We must prove that we are relevant to experienced families, a necessity to today’s families and a priority for future families. Our society has been reminded of how important the family school partnership is during this pandemic. PTA has been a long-time advocate of family school partnerships. We must capitalize from this collaborative spirit and ensure PTA is a brand name recognized by all.  Developing a strong strategic plan, empowering our governance team to complete the work of this association and building continued financial sustainability will position us for longevity.

I am a child advocate, beyond my involvement with PTA. I serve as the Chief Operating Officer and mentor for the non-profit organization, Purposeful YOUth Detroit; a mentoring organization that mentors and provide leadership, character, and entrepreneurial skills for young girls ages 6-18.

I am committed and have the experience to help National PTA reach its goals.  I hope that I have your support as we work together to help PTA rise to the next level.