Caroline Brown is elected state PTA membership director
June 4, 2013
Caroline Brown, of Sammamish, has been elected as Washington State PTA membership director for a two-year term.
The election took place during the association’s 100th annual convention held in Bellevue last month, according to a press release from the association. As membership director, Brown will coordinate the membership activities of the association, and review and update program publications and resources. She will also serve on the WSPTA board of directors.
“As membership director, I will strive to make membership the responsibility of all, as we engage, train and multiply through local, regional and statewide efforts. I plan to work closely with the outreach director to grow membership by communicating how meaningful PTA can be to all its members,” Brown said in the release. “I also want to give PTA membership chairs skills to promote PTA membership by telling the story of the achievements of our PTA and the wonderful work we have done for all students across the state.”
Brown served as the Beaver Lake Middle School PTA president in 2006-2008 and helped the PTA achieve the 100 percent membership award (one PTA member for every student enrolled at the school) during her term. She also served as president of the Skyline High School PTA in 2008-2010, and is currently the president of Issaquah PTA Council, and serves as Region 2 membership chairwoman.
She was born and raised in the United Kingdom and trained as a secondary school teacher, where she taught for 10 years. Then, her family moved to France for 10 years, and she raised two children in the French public school system.
In 2006, her family moved to Washington state, where Brown discovered the joys of PTA. In addition to her work with PTA, she is a substitute teacher in a preschool, served on the board of Generation Joy, a nonprofit organization that provides school supplies to rural schools in South Africa, and served on the board of Sammamish Acknowledges Magnificence Moments of Inspiration, which recognizes volunteers in the community of Sammamish.