It is my honor and privilege to serve as Seattle Council PTSA President. This is a huge job that I do not take lightly. For over 100 years PTA has been working to "better the lives of ALL children." It has been my life's work as well; at age three, I apparently declared, "Life is not about things, life is about people."
As a district, city, state, country and globe we are living through some very scary, stressful, and concerning times. Our children are facing many challenges; all-time high rates of trauma, marginalization, academic disparities, homelessness and childhood hunger.
With the experience gained by over a century of PTA working to improve the lives of children and grounding our work in our roots as an advocacy and policy organization, we will partner with our PTAs, schools, families, district, and city and community partners to be a bridge for positive change for our children and communities.
As I step into this leadership role, I see that while there are challenges to overcome both in policy and in our community, I stand encouraged by the many passionate PTA leaders, members and partners working together toward our motto of "Every Child. One Voice."
I look forward to working with and supporting you all this year!
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SCPTSA officers for 2016-17
, and to find out who will be representing your region.
Sebrena Burr, SCPTSA President