Your Name: CHRISTINE KENT
MoPTA Board of Managers Position: VP OF FIELD SERVICES
Years Involved in Board of Managers: 4 YEARS
What does your position do?
The VP of Field Services overlooks the work of the Regional Directors and helps develop training and learning experiences for the state of Missouri’s units and counselors.
Unit/Council, Region & Years Involved:
In the Three Trails Region, I had been involved with Christian Ott Elementary PTA from my son’s 1st to 4th grade as President. I was involved with the Independence Council PTA one year during that same time as Corresponding Secretary. I was involved with Bridger Middle School PTSA when my son went to 6th grade as President. And returned to Independence Council PTA during my son’s 7th to 8th grade years as VP of Programs. I also served as President Elect and President during this same time with Bingham Middle School. As well as starting, in his 6th grade year to today, with the Missouri State board as Health and Safety Chair, then Student Involvement Chair later stepping into the VP of Memberships position and currently VP of Field Services.
Why are you involved in PTA?
Originally, I wanted to help in someway, anyway I could with my son’s school experience. It later became a need to be more involved in what was going on within the school for all the children and teachers. After having been in the PTA for several years, I finally made the connection that there was more to PTA than just the one school that we were standing in and I wanted to do even more. I am continuing to learn everyday all of the engagement that PTA has with students, teachers, parents and the community at the local, council, state and national levels. It is truly exhilarating and empowering to see so many individuals making connections and being united in the efforts of looking out for the health and welfare of children and their utmost potential. Finding future leaders to keep the momentum going is my newest set goal for PTA and PTSA’s.
Food/Drink: I LOVE ALL FOOD BUT MY GO TO IS USUALLY MEXICAN AND ITALIAN. I ABSOLUTELY CRAVE BARG’S ROOT BEER.
Season: FALL BECAUSE OF HALLOWEEN
Entertainment (Book, Movie, TV, Band, Music): I AGAIN AM OPEN TO ALL THINGS IN ENTERTAINMENT MY MOOD CHANGES OFTEN BUT MY FAVORITE MOVIES ARE BLADE RUNNER AND DUNE BECAUSE MY DAD AND I SHARE THAT IN COMMON.
Activities/Hobbies: I CRAFT FOR A LIVING SO I GET TO DO SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS HOWEVER, I DO LIKE TO DO JIGSAW PUZZLES AND CROCHET MOST.
Quote: MY MOST OFTEN USED QUOTE IS “WASTE NOT, WANT NOT” MY GRANDMOTHER USED IT OFTEN.
More about you:
Describe yourself in 3-5 words: EMPATHETIC, TRUSTING, DETAILED, MULTI-TASKER, HELPFUL
Healthy Living Tip: EAT SMALLER PORTIONS
What makes you stand out?: I DON’T THINK I HAVE EVER REALLY STOOD OUT. I ALWAYS SEEM TO BE AROUND TO LEND A HAND AND SUPPORT.
What are you learning this year: I AM LEARNING TO BE A BETTER LEADER. I AM TRYING TO TAKE THE FIRST STEPS TO APPROACH INDIVIDUALS INSTEAD OF MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SOMEONE AMAZING.
What is a goal you have this year?: ONE OF MY GOALS THIS YEAR IS TO PROVIDE EXCELLENT “CUSTOMER SERVICE” TO EVERYONE.
What is a proud accomplishment?: MY SON.
Something interesting you’ve done this year: I WAS LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL PTA CONVENTION IN NEW ORLEANS.