Your Name: Paula McKinney
MoPTA Board of Managers Position: Secretary
Years Involved in Board of Managers: Starting my third year.
What does your position do?: As the secretary I record all minutes for Executive Committee, Board of Managers meetings, and other special meetings.
Unit/Council, Region & Years Involved: Currently I serve on two local units and one council in the Three Trails region. I am the President for Procter Elementary PTA for this year. I have served on the board for Procter Elementary PTA for the past 15 years. I will serve as the secretary for Lone Jack PTA this year and this will be my third year serving on this board. I am also the 2nd Vice President – Programs for Independence Council PTA and this will be my fifth year serving on this board.
Why are you involved in PTA?: Children. I want to make a difference for children. I love serving on a team with people who are all working toward a common goal. The PTA Mission statement means so much to me – a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for all families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well being of every child.
Food/Drink: I love Tacos. My favorite drink is iced tea.
Entertainment (Book, Movie, TV, Band, Music): I love to read. I read all kinds of books. I have just discovered an app I downloaded to my phone where I can listen to audiobooks while I drive. I love to watch comedies and of course children’s movies. My daughter and I listen to all kinds of music, right now Meghan Trainor is our favorite.
Activities/Hobbies: Reading and Spending time with my family.
Quote: Leave a little SPARKLE wherever you go!!
More about you:
Describe yourself in 3-5 words: Dedicated, Loving and Funny
Healthy Living Tip: Drink Water!!
What makes you stand out?: How I care about everyone and how much I love my pen collection!
What are you learning this year: This year I am learning to take care of myself. Take time for me and provide some self care.
What is a goal you have this year?: To be more organized.
What is a proud accomplishment?: My daughter. My husband and I adopted her from birth. I so enjoy watching her grow up and develop her personality.
Something interesting you’ve done this year: Our family got a new dog. Her name is Raquel, she is a 3 year old German Shepard Mix.