Summer Leadership Conference Registration is Open!

Online and mail registrations must be received by Friday, May 17. Price at the door is $80 – don’t miss out!

The Ninth District PTA invites you to our Summer Leadership Conference to strengthen the leadership of your school PTA. You will have the opportunity to receive general information on how to manage your PTA. We will offer several workshops that will guide you to carry out your role effectively. You will receive training in your job as president, treasurer, secretary, membership and many more.

This training will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 from 7am to 4pm at the campus of the University of San Diego located at 5821 Marian Way, San Diego, CA 92110.

Come and enjoy a day full of important information and fellowship with leaders of other schools in our community! Do not miss it!

El noveno distrito de la Asociación de Padres y Maestros (PTA, por sus siglas en inglés) lo invita a la Conferencia de Verano para fortalecer su liderazgo en el comité de PTA de su escuela.  Usted tendrá la oportunidad de recibir información en general sobre como manejar su PTA. Ofreceremos varios talleres que le guiarán a llevar a cabo su papel de manera efectiva en este comité. Recibirá entrenamiento en áreas como presidencia, tesorería, secretaría, membresía y muchas áreas más.

Este entrenamiento se llevará a cabo el sábado, 1ro. de junio del 2019 de las 7am a las 4pm en el recinto de la Universidad de San Diego ubicada en 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

¡Venga y disfrute de un día lleno de información importante y compañerismo con líderes de otras escuelas de nuestra comunidad! ¡No falte!

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New Insurance Broker – FAQ

California State PTA has a new insurance broker, AIM Association Insurance Management Inc., AIM has developed an extensive list of FAQs to help you understand the ins and outs of your PTA’s insurance coverage.  Read the FAQs here. This document includes answers to questions that were asked as part of the January 31 insurance webinar, as well as other questions received from PTA leaders over the past few months.

Have additional questions? Please contact AIM at or at (800) 876-4044.

Learn more about AIM and download the  2019 Insurance Guide at

Ninth District PTA Elects New Board

At our 2019 Annual Meeting and Founders Day on February 6, 2019, Ninth District PTA unanimously elected new officers for the 2019-2021 term. We congratulate the following individuals:

  • President-Elect – Colleen Hervey
  • Executive Vice President-Elect – Sue King
  • First Vice President-Elect/Leadership Services Dir – Shawna Straw
  • Second Vice President-Elect/Member Services Dir – Betsy Mueller
  • Third Vice President-Elect/Communications Dir – Brian Bonner
  • Fourth Vice President-Elect/Community Concerns – Helen Crenshaw
  • Fifth Vice President-Elect/Education Dir – Heather Dugdale
  • Sixth Vice President-Elect/Health Dir – Mary Patterson
  • Seventh Vice President-Elect/Legislation Dir – Derby Pattengill
  • Eighth Vice President-Elect/Family Engagement Dir – Frida Brunzell
  • Secretary-Elect – Jennifer Boles
  • Treasurer-Elect – Derick Boerner
  • Financial Secretary-Elect – Rachel Wohnhaas
  • Auditor-Elect – Doreen Hom
  • Historian-Elect – Tina Zabala
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Board Elect photo Doreen Hom (l), Heather Dugdale (r)

(Above – l to r, Front: Derick Boerner, Derby Pattengill, Colleen Hervey, Mary Patterson, Jen Boles, Sue King; Back: Frida Brunzell, Rachel Wohnhaas, Betsy Mueller, Helen Crenshaw, Shawna Straw, Tina Zabala & Brian Bonner. Right – Doreen Hom (r), Heather Dugdale (l))

Current President Derby Pattengill later said “I’m excited to see new faces coming into district leadership, and I am looking forward to an exciting new term working with all of the new officers in my role as Legislation Director.”

In addition, the San Diego County Teachers of the Year were honored, and current Ninth District PTA President Derby Pattengill was presented the California State PTA’s prestigious Golden Oak award. This award is given to recognize an individual that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in a school or community.

(Above, l to r: Javier Montijo, Kiki Bispo, Colleen Hervey, Derick Boerner, Golden Oak winner Derby Pattengill, daughter Lily Pattengill, wife Catherine Pattengill & Helen Crenshaw)

Ninth District PTA also presented to San Diego County Office of Education representative Rebecca Mendiola a commemorative check for more than $24,000,000. This amount represents the value of the volunteer hours that members of the district contribute toward school activities.

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(Left: Rebecca Mendiola (l) & Derby Pattengill (r))

Those present – more than 300 – also celebrated PTA’s birthday, and honored our three founders as well as past and present PTA leaders. Free will donations were collected totaling more than $1,000 that will benefit the entire PTA community: unit, council, district, State and National PTA. Ninth District PTA uses these funds to organize new units and councils, and strengthen PTAs and PTSAs by offering training as often as possible.