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
(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.
(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.