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October 3, 2019

October 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, Wow – what a month! The 2019-2020 Strategic Plan Listening Tour got off to a great start in September. I was absolutely delighted to participate in four region conference and hold Listening Tour sessions. So far I have met so many members and heard so many stories. Some stories were heartbreaking and others…
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Category: Leadership

August 28, 2019

September 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, It’s the end of August and we have hit the ground running. There is so very much to do this time of year! Families are engaged in the annual “back to school” ritual, preparing children and youth for school. PTAs are gearing up membership drives and planning their events and activities for the year. WSPTA Region Directors and other…
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Category: Leadership

July 9, 2019

July 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, One of the messages I have heard repeatedly when I started working with the Washington State PTA seven months ago was how quiet it gets in the summer time. The story goes that with the end of the school year we stop hearing from you, the leaders and other members of the PTAs…
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Category: Leadership

June 6, 2019

June 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, It has been a busy month for us at the Washington State PTA office. After wrapping up the Convention we dived right into preparations for the various meetings and retreats we will be holding over the summer to prepare for the 2019-2020 year. New volunteer leaders will be forfeiting part of their summer…
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Category: Leadership

May 8, 2019

May 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, The following is derived from my Executive Director Remarks to the membership at the Convention on April 28, 2019. Thank you, President Michelle Nims and the entire Board of Directors, for hiring me. Being the Executive Director of the Washington State PTA is an incredible privilege and I am filled with gratitude at…
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Category: Leadership

March 31, 2019

March 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, What a contrast a month makes. Spring seemed to hit like a brick this month with temperatures in Western Washington jumping from the 40s to over 70 within a week. It has been a great opportunity to spend time in the yard, cleaning up the mess left by the winter storms, and pulling…
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Category: Leadership