Candidate for Member Representative, Board of Directors
Our National PTA is needed more than ever to advance its mission – to make every child’s potential a reality – and to specifically ensure our nation’s students, teachers, school leaders, and school support staff are learning and working in safe and healthy environments. Nothing is more important to PTA members than ensuring that their children receive a high-quality education and the non-academic supports they need to be ready for success in the global economy beyond high school, whether that is college, post-secondary training, our nation’s military, or career. This is what drives me personally and professionally. Like my fellow PTA members, I want my children, a rising 5th grader and rising 7th grader, to be successful in school, work, and life. I want my wife, a National Board-Certified teacher, to have the professional development and supports she needs to teach her students effectively.
I thank every PTA volunteer, past and present, across our nation for their diligent efforts to ensure our nation’s students and schools receive what they need to succeed. The work is difficult, time consuming, and keeps volunteers away from their families, professions, and other commitments. However, my fellow PTA volunteers should constantly remind themselves that the work they do every day makes a difference. My family and I have benefitted from the PTA over the years, including my children participating in math nights and my wife receiving school supplies for her classroom. This is why I serve our PTA. I want to give back for the efforts by my fellow PTA members over the years that have benefitted me and my family.
Therefore, I intend to work through the Board of Directors to ensure that state PTAs have the tools and resources they need to help our nation’s diverse students and their families thrive in an unpredictable world.