2017 - 2019 Kansas PTA Elected Officers

(July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019)

PRESIDENT  Monica Crowe

Monica is a former Field Service Representative originally representing all of Kansas City, KS schools which originally included Turner and KCK districts and after the two school districts were split into separate PTA regions, she also served as Field Service Representative for the KCK school district.

Monica is the current treasurer for Schlagle High School where her daughter, Melissa, is a sophomore. Monica started her PTA service at Hazel Grove Elementary serving in almost all of the officer and chair positions at one point in time. She also served at Eisenhower Middle School and was Kansas City Kansas Council President. Monica and her husband Jeff are parents not only to Melissa but also to their older daughter, Kayla and to their fur babies, Gizmo, Sage, and Catty. Both Kayla and Melissa are long time PTA members and have also served as local and state leaders.

Monica works at Cabela's at the Legends. Monica believes that as parents it is our job to help make a difference in our children's lives. She is proud to volunteer for an organization that has been in existence for 118 years and is still growing and changing to continue to work for "Our Kids".

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT  Lauri DeNooy

Lauri Denooy is the current Kansas PTA Resolutions Chairman as well as taking on the 990 Revocation Special Committee working with Units to reinstate their 990 Not -For-Profit status . Lauri has served as the Field Service Representative for Region 6 representing units in multiple school districts and Field Service Representative for Region 8 representing units in the Shawnee Mission School District. Lauri has served on the Kansas PTA Board of Managers as Bylaws Review Chairman, Arts and Education Chairman as well as other chairmanships throughout the past ten years and served on National PTA Arts and Education Committee and Organizational Viability Committee. Lauri has also served as Unit President and other various leadership positions at the local and council level. Lauri has two children; Mary and William who both are active in Band and Scouts and is recently engaged to Paul; who all are very supportive of the mission and purpose of PTA. Lauri is committed to seeing that ALL Children have a voice and that we as Parents, Teachers and Constituents have the necessary resources to achieve that goal.

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVOCACY  Brian Hogsett

Hello, my name is Brian Hogsett and I’m very excited to serve as the new Vice President of Advocacy. I grew up in the Shawnee Mission School District. I was a 3rd generation graduate of SM North. I’ve been married to my wife, Jackie, for 22 years this October. We currently live in Overland Park and I have two awesome kids that attend SM South. My oldest son attended elementary and middle school in Overland Park and graduated from Ottawa High School.

I have served as a Legislative Chair at the elementary and middle school units as well as for Shawnee Mission Area Council. I’ve also been involved with the Kansas PTA Advocacy Team state levels over the course since 2012. I am also a board member for NAMI Johnson County and am the designated Advocacy Representative. Needless to say, I’ve been involved in advocacy for quite a long time. My passion is for influencing positive change through voter education, establishing productive relationships with decision makers, and keeping people informed of how current events impact our everyday lives. I look forward to serving!

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF EXTENSION SERVICES  Jackie Waters

Jackie has been involved with PTA for 32 yrs. She has served every position at her local PTA through the years multiple times. She is currently serving as treasurer for her local PTA. She has also served on the state board through the years as safety chair, Region VP, Secretary, VP of Advocacy, President elect, and state President. She has worked for the school district for 30 years, currently as the principal’s secretary. We need to get the word out that PTA is still here and advocating for children. More voices to get out the word on education.

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBER SERVICES  Rachel Henderson

Rachel serves as the 2017-2019 KS PTA Vice President of Member Services, a member of the Diversity Team and the 2017-2018 Kansas City Kansas Council President. During Rachel’s term as VP of Member Services she hopes to grow membership in our state as well as enhance the member experience through relevant partnerships, training, and leadership. Rachel joined the Kansas PTA Board of Managers in Fall 2014 as the Membership chair. During Rachel’s time on the Kansas PTA Board of Managers, she has served as the National PTA Emerging Minority Leaders Delegate, Kansas PTA Secretary (2015-17), and Diversity and Inclusion Chair (2016). Prior to joining the state board, Rachel was PTSA President at Frances Willard Elementary (2014-15) in KCK receiving the NPTA’s School of Excellence Designation while serving. Rachel is currently employed at Literacy KC, a local non-profit in the KC area. Rachel is also a proud AmeriCorps VISTA alum. Rachel has a strong passion for public service and the ability to make a lasting impact in the community through volunteerism. When she isn’t working or volunteering, you can find her cheering on the Kansas City Royals, Chiefs, and Kansas Jayhawks or enjoying time with friends and family. Rachel has two children, Kaiya and Halle.

 

SECRETARY  Mia Wooldridge

I'm Mia Wooldridge, the KS PTA Secretary and Marketing & Publicity Chairman! In my roles I manage communications, visuals, social media and the KS PTA website. I'm also serving as the 2018 Convention Chairman! I've been involved in PTA since 2007, when my daughter was in Kindergarten. I've served as Secretary and President at Comanche Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District, as well as Chair of numerous committees and activities, including Membership, Yearbook, Talent Show, Audit Committee and Communications. One of my proudest PTA accomplishments happened in 2009 when I spearheaded a National PTA Healthy Lifestyles family engagement event at Comanche Elementary. We were one of just four schools in Kansas to be awarded the grant. I've also provided my talents to Kansas PTA for many years including assisting with the 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2014. I'm married to my husband Tom, and we have a daughter, Ava, a sophomore at Shawnee Mission West High School and a son, Ian, a 7th grader at Westridge Middle School in Shawnee Mission School District. Professionally, I work as a Marketing Communications Specialist for KGPCo in New Century, KS. My goals are to prepare an accurate account of the happenings of KS PTA and to deliver timely and relevant information to KS PTA members through various mediums in a visually pleasing way, to engage and stimulate members to action.

 

TREASURER  Vikki Mullins

Hi, all! My name is Vikki “Sis” Mullins and I am excited to be your new treasurer! I have served on executive boards in the Turner School District at the elementary, middle, high school, and council levels, in addition to serving a two year term as Arts & Awards Chair for Kansas PTA and as the adult mentor for Kansas PTA's Youth Advisory Committee. I work at a fantastic company in Kansas City, KS, Wolcott Foods, that provides home delivered meals to clients with traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities. I have one son, TJ, an Eagle Scout who is also deeply involved with several aspects of PTA and other community service efforts. I also serve on the Turner Days Committee and as a member of the Turner Foundation, but my passion is my 13 year involvement with Bikers Against Child Abuse where I serve as a child primary contact & patched member with the Kaw River, Kansas Chapter.