What’s it like to be on the PTSA Executive Team?
Rebecca Gordon, Co-President 2017-18
Why did you join the PTSA Executive Team? I wanted to be involved in my son’s school experience and be aware of school happenings and activities. I felt I would be more help outside the classroom assisting with small needs to large events and ensuring the funds raised benefit all the students at Hazelwood.
How many years have you been on the board and positions fulfilled? I have been on the board for 2 years. The first year I was a VP, this year I am Co-President.
What were your expectations, goals, hesitations, or worries becoming a board member? I was nervous and thought it would be a bigger time commitment than it was. Two meetings a month, sometimes only one. I have met some great friends and parents! I know more about the school, I know more teachers, they recognize and know me and I don’t feel like a stranger in my own son’s school. I definitely feel part of the Hazelwood community.
What did your children think about you being a PTSA board member? Barrett loves it. He thinks it’s fun to see me periodically at school. I think he has a sense of pride that his mom is part of his school PTSA board.
What were your biggest challenges being a board member? Feeling a little overwhelmed at first. There are a lot of events and activities. However, as a Board, we work together as a team and step by step it gets done and isn’t as difficult as it first seems.
What is your favorite memory or experience as a board member? My favorite memories so far have been the board meetings (we have a lot of fun), the events like Fun Run, Harvest Carnival and the Auctions. I like event planning and I love seeing the kids have fun at the school events.
Want to know more about the Hazelwood PTSA Executive Team or how to apply to be a 2018-2019 Board Member, email Susie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hazelwood Elementary PTSA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit run entirely by volunteers. Our volunteers include parents, siblings, grandparents, alumni, school staff, community members, and local businesses.
Together, we organize events and programs that support our school and the Hazelwood community. We also raise funds that go directly back to students and the school.