Your Name: Jessica Broadway
MoPTA Board of Managers Position: Regional Director
Years Involved in Board of Managers: First year
What does your position do?: Providing field support to local units.
Unit/Council, Region & Years Involved: President Espy PTA of Nixa, Ozark region, 3 years
Why are you involved in PTA?: I believe that PTA holds a unique opportunity serve as a bridge from home to school; that bridge is a communication that would otherwise be lost. Advocating for children beings at a community level by knowing the families and teachers your own children are spending time with and grows from there. It has long been a passion of mine to enhance the relationship between school and home- lending supportive programs that encourage a partnership between these two vital areas of a child’s life. I believe that begins with an effective PTA unit.
Food/Drink: Salt and vinegar chips / Blu2
Entertainment (Book, Movie, TV, Band, Music): Start with Why, Princess Bride, Bull, I enjoy a variety of music depending on my mood.
Activities/Hobbies: I really enjoy repurposing things, home interior decorating, writing, traveling with my family.
Quote: Create the life you wish existed
More about you:
Describe Yourself in 3 – 5 Words: Thoughtful, Passionate, Deliberate
Healthy Living Tip: Balance is not a result of learning to say “NO”, it is a result of learning what to say “YES” to. When you say YES to the things that are most passionate and fulfilling to you, you will have created a life you do not need a vacation from. It’s when we being to say yes to things that don’t align with our core beliefs that derail us and leave us feeling stressed and un-fufilled. Learning what to say yes to has been my best way to create balance in my life. I have a criteria for what I will say yes to, and I have shared it with those I trust to hold me accountable.
What makes you stand out?: My passion for people
What are you learning this year?: This year in particular I am learning the value of team work. It is a skill that needs constant refinement. Learning to see a team goal to fruition and lifting each member of the team up in their own role is very important to me.
What is a goal you have this year?: To bring more recognition to each unit in my district. They are all doing such great work, they deserve to be highlighted and honored for their commitment to excellence.
What is a proud accomplishment?: I am honored to be doing the work I am doing in all the areas of my life, most presently the workshops I have started doing in my community dealing with loss. They are proving to be of great value in shifting the way we understand, deal with and recognize loss and grief.
Something interesting you’ve done this year: Started writing a book and launched a blog.