A few weeks ago, I told a work colleague that I was going to run for PTA President. His response? You can probably guess.
“Jennifer, are you crazy? What are you thinking?”
With a smile, I broke down the stereotype. We don’t sit around gossiping and baking brownies … We don’t make you work 40 hours…We generate funds for a school that takes excellent care of our children. …We help 455 kids create a lasting memory of their elementary school experience.
I can’t dispute the fact that I first got involved because I was nervous. I had twins starting in Kindergarten and I was probably more concerned than they were about growing up. By volunteering, I knew what was going on and the environment they were in. Then I quickly learned how important it was for them to see me involved. … They knew Pleasant Ridge was important enough to warrant all of our attention, care and time.