Colorado PTA Presidents 1907 – Present

Colorado PTA Presidents 1907 - Present NameYears In Office Cindy Daisley2015-Present Michelle Winzent2013-2015 Karen Hobson2011-2013 Lynn Huizing2009-2011 Pamela Hurd-Keyzer2007-2009 Teresa Williams2004-2007 Mark Townsend2001-2004 Jody Townsend1999-2001 Sue Anderson1995-1999 Gayla Stone1995-1995 Steve Mathers1994-1995 Jan Haley1993-1994 Donna Gardner1991-1993 Yvonne Parker1990-1991 Sue Anderson1989-1990 Carol Ruckel1988-1989 Sheri Williams, Ed.D.1987-1988 Sharon Barbarick1986-1987 Carol Naff1985-1986 Gayla Stone1983-1985 Vera L. Faulkner1981-1983 Catherine A. Crandal1978-1981 Gussie Simmons1977-1978 Dr. Lloyd Corson1976-1977 Lucy Joseph1974-1976 Lucille Poteet1972-1974 Lila Swallow1970-1972 Pearl Mehl1968-1970 Genevieve Dole1966-1968 Mary Lou Anderson1964-1966 Alice Dickinson1961-1964 Zelda Arnold1958-1961 Ruth Richardson1955-1958 Aletha Lyster1952-1955 Sarah Solomon1950-1952 Lillian Bloomquist1948-1950 Opal Noel1946-1948 Helen Wilson1944-1946 Ethel Ufford1942-1944 Emma Richards1938-1942 Maude Bradley1934-1938 Elizabeth Shuttleworth1930-1934 Josepha Brown1926-1930 Martha Porter1924-1926 Rosina Zimmerhackel1922-1924 Margaret Campbell1920-1922 Lura French1919-1920 Florence Dick1912-1918 Anna Van Wagenen1910-1912 Annie...

Colorado PTA Web Policy

The Colorado PTA is providing information and services on the Internet as a benefit and service in furtherance of the Colorado PTA’s nonprofit and tax-exempt status. Unless otherwise noted, PTAs may reproduce and distribute the materials from the Colorado PTA Web site without expressed written permission. Colorado PTA materials may not be duplicated by any other organization or person without written permission. The Colorado PTA does not exert editorial control over materials that are posted by third parties onto this site or materials that are emailed by third parties to any other persons. The Colorado PTA is not responsible for any material posted by any third party. The Colorado PTA specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages which result from any postings by third parties. Companies and/or products found on this Web site does not constitute an endorsement. Although the Colorado PTA site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the Colorado PTA has not participated in the development of those other sites and does not exert any editorial or other control over those...

Is Your PTA an ATM for Your School?

Have you ever felt that your PTA was an ATM for your school principal and teachers? Have you ever felt like your principal thought your PTA budges was his or her discretionary spending fund? Do you get requests from teachers and school staff to fund certain projects and items that really ought to be part of the school budget? You’re not alone. PTAs frequently turn over their funds to school administration for such basics as books, equipment, and maintenance, not to mention extras, such as playground equipment and vending machines. The customs that have developed between PTAs and schools have blurred the line about what PTAs are; what vision, mission, and purposes we follow; and how our funds should be used. Vision, mission, and purposes PTA’s vision is making every child’s potential a reality. PTA’s mission is to be A powerful voice for all children A relevant resource for families and communities A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child PTA’s purposes, or historical goals are as follows: To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship To raise the standards of home life To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education How PTAs work The national PTA organization is...

Colorado PTA: A Statewide Voice for Children

Colorado PTA was founded in 1907 as the Colorado  Congress of Mothers and  incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1915.  Since its founding, Colorado PTA has served as a nonsectarian, nonpartisan advocate for the child and for parental engagement. As the volunteer-run, state chapter  of PTA, Colorado PTA acts as the link between the national association, based in Alexandria, VA and the local school PTAs  (known as local units) located throughout the State of Colorado. As a chartered, membership-based organization, each local unit, while maintaining its own autonomy, also benefits from being supported by this state and national structure which provides valuable information, resources and   training.  Through this structure, local unit members automatically obtain membership in both Colorado PTA and National PTA as...
Purposes of PTA

Purposes of PTA

Purposes of the PTA To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship. To raise the standards of home life. To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth. To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth. To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education. PTA Mission The mission of the PTA is three-fold: To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children; To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this...
Leveraging Networks of Support:  A Unified Voice

Leveraging Networks of Support: A Unified Voice

The multi-level layered, organizational model of PTA provides its members with an extensive network of support as well as a unified voice.  The issues that affect our children extend beyond their individual schools.  PTA’s state and nationwide networks provide parents and teachers with a forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their state, and across the nation.  This mission is unique to the PTA. Did you know that Colorado PTA has nearly 25,000 members?  PTA membership expands to over 6 million when adding in all 50 states . In addition to its own nationwide network of members, Colorado PTA leverages its voice by advocating at the State Capitol and partnering and collaborating with reputable local, state and national education, health and advocacy organizations as well as state and federal government agencies....

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The Colorado PTA is providing information and services on the Internet as a benefit and service in furtherance of the Colorado PTA’s nonprofit and tax exempt status. Unless otherwise noted, PTAs may reproduce and distribute the materials from the Colorado PTA Web site without expressed written permission. Colorado PTA materials may not be duplicated by any other organization or person without written permission. The Colorado PTA does not exert editorial control over materials that are posted by third parties onto this site or materials that are emailed by third parties to any other persons. The Colorado PTA is not responsible for any material posted by any third party. The Colorado PTA specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages which result from any postings by third parties. Companies and/or products found on this Web site does not constitute endorsement. Although the Colorado PTA site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the Colorado PTA has not participated in the development of those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those...
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