Election & Candidate Information

WSPTA Nominating Committee

Per the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws, a new WSPTA Nominating Committee shall be elected in even-numbered years at the annual meeting. At least three members, but no more than five, shall be elected by ballot by the membership for a two-year term. To be eligible to run, a candidate shall be a PTA member and may not serve for two consecutive terms.

The WSPTA Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating one or more candidates for election of WSPTA officers in 2025.  Provisions for the composition, selection of members, and filling of vacancies of the WSPTA nominating committee appear in bylaws article 7, sections 2A and 2B.

Unfortunately, despite the bylaws requirement to elect at least 3 candidates to the Nominating Committee, only 2 candidates have nominated themselves.

Candidate information for the WSPTA Nominating Committee:

Candidate for Nominating Committee

Bethanie Clark

Candidate Statement:

I’m new to PTA this year and have learned a lot. I have enjoyed getting to serve on the board at my daughters school and believe getting to participate in the nominating committee would be another great opportunity. The more I learn about PTA and the opportunities that are provided to the community and our families the more I want to participate and learn. I’ve been able to learn a lot in the last 6 months or so and feel like there is so much more to learn. I’m looking forward to participating in as many of the training opportunities and committees as time and scheduling allow. Each opportunity is another chance to learn something new and the nominating committee is the next new thing I’m looking forward to learning more about.

Bethanie’s Resume

Candidate for Nominating Committee

Teri Davis

Candidate Statement:

I am running to serve on the Nominating Committee because I know it is important for the future of WSPTA to find additional leaders.

Members across the state are more qualified than they think. While we need experienced leaders, we also need individuals with a heart for PTA, a desire to serve, learn, and the bravery to step forward to lead a level above their perceived skill set. We grow when we stretch ourselves.

WSPTA leaders and members across the state, you can do this. We need you. The future of your PTA depends on volunteers at the council, region and state level. It’s time to move out of your comfort zone and set an example of leadership. If you serve locally, step up to council or region. Council leaders step up to region or state. This will benefit children across the state and show what PTA can do for the community and beyond.

I would be honored to help in this capacity, but it will be difficult if others aren’t willing to step forward. The leaders are out there – it’s time to move up. I’m hoping anyone reading this will consider this your invitation to take the next step.

Teri’s Resume

A Note on the WSPTA Board of Directors

There are currently two vacant board positions for the 2023-2025 term: Advocacy Director, and Area D Vice President. Job descriptions can be found here.

More information about election procedures can be found in the policy manual, sections 5 and 6. In addition, qualifications for each position are located in the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws Article 7, Section 3.

The nominating committee provided its report to the Board of Directors earlier this year, placing Susan Baird-Joshi into nomination for WSPTA Advocacy Director. A window of opportunity was opened for self-declared candidates to submit their intention to run. Zero declarations of candidacy were received.

For personal reasons, Susan Baird-Joshi has withdrawn her candidacy as Advocacy Director. Therefore, we will not be electing board members at the 2024 Convention.