WSPTA State Office
As of December 1, 2019
15 Oregon Avenue | Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98409-7463
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
(Staff is currently working remotely in response to COVID-19 and state mandates. Staff may be reached by phone or email during business hours.)
See holiday closures below.
Andrew began working with Washington State PTA in December 2018. He is grateful to put his years of experience to work on the continued success and sustainability of WSPTA.
He has a passion for serving PTA volunteers across the state. His collaborative focus led the board of directors to create the 2020-2023 strategic plan for Washington State PTA, establishing a shared vision and a path to achieve it.
Andrew’s vision is to empower the families throughout our state to advocate for children and youth in their schools, communities, and statewide. He seeks to strengthen Washington State PTA by diversifying and growing our membership, building our statewide volunteer program, and enhancing our administrative team.
The WSPTA mission resonates with Andrew because of the diversity of his own educational experiences. He sees the patchwork quilt of differing styles, including the level and quality of his own experiences, reflected in our hopes for children across the state. He takes pride in “working with Washington State PTA to ensure that all students have consistent, quality education in our state.”
If you have questions for our executive director, please email email@example.com.
Robert joined Washington State PTA in September 2019. He arrived with a decade’s worth of experience working in the non-profit/governmental sectors and was even a professional playwright in a past life. He’s now your go-to guy for questions pertaining to the membership database and dues billing/invoices. His proudest accomplishments at Washington State PTA include creating database training materials for local leaders and helping put on two virtual conventions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Robert looks to the future of PTA, he hopes to see an organization that has adapted to generational shifts, yet still strives toward its core goal of ensuring the success of children, families, and communities. He believes living the PTA mission means being a good neighbor and investing time in one’s community.
In his spare time, Robert enjoys playing guitar, waking up early to watch European soccer, and playing with his dachshund-poodle mix, Lulu.
If you have questions about member services, the membership database system, or the WSPTA main office, email Robert.
Tatia has worked for Washington State PTA for the past ten years. She excels in customer service following her philosophy that customer service is about assisting when and where it is most needed while assessing the bigger picture. This allows her an opportunity to give a more complete answer to the question being asked.
She has worked side by side with the WSPTA Growth and Development Committee in developing the process of chartering PTAs, helping to make the steps manageable and removing unnecessary barriers to affiliating with PTA. One of the greatest joys in her position is assisting new PTAs to become an established nonprofit organization.
As Tatia looks to the future, her hope for PTA is that our level of customer service and usage of technology allow us to stand out from other similar organizations. The PTA mission resonates the most with her when “we work together as one.”
Keeping the attendees’ experience front of mind in our planning and decision-making is what she believes is optimal customer service from an events perspective and helping PTA leaders achieve their goals is the icing on the cake!
For PTA’s future, Cory’s hope is to continue our current successful virtual events with an eye towards the eventual return to in-person events. She connects with PTA’s mission by sharing the desire to advance education and equity for families. As a parent of school-aged children, she has firsthand experience with the joys and challenges currently facing families and is “a believer in the power of grassroots advocacy and PTA’s ability to improve education for children and families across the state.”
If you have questions regarding WSPTA events or programs, email Cory.
Marie has been providing advocacy and strategic communications services to clients for more than 30 years. She has worked in the private and public sectors, and for a non-profit organization. She launched her own consulting firm in 2014 and has been representing the Washington State PTA since the fall of 2015.
The thing she enjoys most is helping WSPTA members feel successful, through training, testifying or advocating at a local or state level. She is most proud of ensuring that the WSPTA member voice is at the right tables to advance its legislative platform and mission. That includes being asked to share the WSPTA agenda at state-level events.
Marie holds to a high level of customer service by being responsive, engaging active listening skills, delivering high-quality products and advocacy at the right time and in the right place. In the future, she hopes that WSPTA is sought after as a leader and partner on K-12 education issues by legislators, executive agencies and partner associations.
If you have questions about WSPTA advocacy and legislative priorities, email Marie.