President-Elect – Carla Wiese

Your Name:  Carla Wiese

MoPTA Board of Managers Position:  President- Elect

Years Involved in Board of Managers:  4

What does your position do?:  My position is to learn all I can preparing to be president. I also assist all departments in anyway necessary.

Unit/Council, Region & Years Involved:  Boone Trail Elementary, Meramac Region 14 years

Why are you involved in PTA?:  My short answer is my children Will, Alex, Ben and Katie. My long answer is because I believe, ALL children deserve a quality education. I believe they should go to school feeling safe and graduate being able to compete on the global stage. No child should know what it is like to go to bed hungry or not be a part of a family. I do this because it is my passion and love not for just my children and future grandchildren but for all children.


Food/Drink:  Tex-Mex/ iced tea

Season:  winter

Entertainment (Book, Movie, TV, Band, Music) Book:  Outlander really any historical fiction Movie: Shawshank Redemption TV: Outlander (I love Diane Gabaldon) Band: The Script Music: to many to list

Activities/Hobbies:  reading and travel

Quote:  “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are our most important work.”- CS Lewis

More about you:

Describe yourself in 3-5 words:  friendly, ambitious, motivator, team player

Healthy Living Tip:  Never give up, keep moving.

What makes you stand out?:  I try to be a friend to everyone. I am ambitious and not afraid to take risks.

What are you learning this year?:  Hmm that is a hard one. I am learning to let go and trust things will still be fine.

What is a goal you have this year?:  I am going back to school. My goal is a 4.0.

What is a proud accomplishment?:  The passage of Raise the Age. MO PTA has worked for several year to see this piece of legislation pass. Also, that two of my four children are on the MO PTA Board of Managers. Watching my eldest (our advocacy chair) attend Leg Con and engage with our legislators on the hill made me so proud of him. Watching my other (student rep) give the closing remarks at convention knowing the struggle he has overcome with his speech to hear him speak so eloquently made my heart happy.

Something interesting you’ve done this year?:  How about doing? In December my husband and I will be traveling for a few weeks in Europe.