Tony Shivers

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Tony Bennett Shivers
Herndon, Virginia
Armstrong ES PTA, Reston, Virginia

Personal and Professional Information

  • Proud father of a rising 4th grader and a 6th grader.
  • Proud husband of a National Board-Certified Teacher.
  • President of Shivers Consulting, which provides tailored government affairs services and resources, including communications, grasstops/grassroots advocacy, and event management, to non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area concerning various education-related issues.
  • Former director of state education policy for United Way Worldwide, whose mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
  • Former deputy director for ReadyNation, a subsidiary of the Council for a Strong America, whose mission is to help our nation build a skilled workforce by galvanizing business leaders to advocate for solutions that prepare our nation’s students to succeed in education, work, and life.
  • Former director of government affairs for the National Association of State Boards of Education, whose mission is to develop, support, and empower citizen leaders on state boards of education to strengthen public education systems so students of all backgrounds and circumstances are prepared to succeed in school, work, and life.
  • Former director of government affairs for the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, that works to ensure that the federal government meets the needs of school districts that educate our nation’s military-connected students, Native American students, and Native Alaskan students.
  • Former state legislative field representative for the American Psychiatric Association, whose mission is to ensure our nation’s families have access to quality mental health care.

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PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Member Representative, National PTA Board of Directors (2017-2019 term)
  • Committee Member, Mission Engagement Committee, National PTA (2017-2019 term)
  • Committee Member, Advocacy Committee, Virginia PTA (2018-2019 term)
  • Assistant District Director, Northern Virginia District PTA (2018-2020 term)
  • Superintendent Liaison, Armstrong ES PTA, Reston, VA (2018-2019 term)

Previous service includes:

  • Assistant Chair, 2018 Annual Meeting Planning Committee, Virginia PTA
  • Vice President of Advocacy, Northern Virginia District PTA
  • Vice President of Advocacy, Fairfax County Council of PTAs, Fairfax County, VA
  • Ice Cream Social Chair, Armstrong ES PTA, Reston, VA

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Volunteer Fairfax (VA)
  • Appointed Member, Minority Student Achievement and Oversight Committee, Fairfax County School Board, Fairfax County, VA
  • Charter Representative, Pack 1169, Powhatan District, National Capital Area Council, Boys Scouts of America
  • Election Officer, Fairfax County Board of Elections, Fairfax County, VA
  • President, Board of Directors, Capitol Learning Academy, Washington, DC
  • Co-Founder, Virginia Education Funding Coalition

Previous service includes:

  • Co-Den Leader, Den 11, Pack 1169, Powhatan District, National Capital Area Council, Boys Scouts of America