Wayne Bauman

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Wayne Bauman
Des Moines, Iowa
Thomas Jefferson High School PTSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Personal and Professional Information

  • Married for 43 years to Dodie Bauman with two children; Justin (40) and Kate (31)
  • Retired from the Iowa State Education Association as a UniServ Director after 24 years
  • Trainer/Facilitator for the Iowa State Education Association
  • Prior years of employment include elementary counselor (10), HS math (3), JH math and social studies (9)

PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • National PTA Mission Engagement Committee, Chair


Previous service includes:

  • National PTA Secretary-Treasurer
  • National PTA Board of Directors
  • National PTA Finance Committee, Chair
  • National PTA Endowment Fund, Chair
  • President, Iowa PTA
  • National PTA Field Service Committee
  • National PTA Executive Director Search Committee
  • National PTA State Presidents’ Club President
  • Consultant to Iowa PTA and Nevada PTA
  • National PTA State Presidents’ Club Secretary/Treasurer
  • Chair and member of the National PTA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee
  • Vice President of Leadership, Iowa PTA
  • Vice President of Legislation, Iowa PTA
  • Treasurer, Des Moines PTA Council
  • Bylaws Chair, Iowa PTA

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Cantor at church
  • Trained mediator

Previous service includes:

  • Treasurer, Des Moines Talented and Gifted
  • President, Des Moines Choral Society

Honors and Awards

  • Des Moines Choral Society Award for Impressive Leadership