PTA Leaders

WSPTA Nominations

During the 2022 convention of the Washington State PTA, May 20-22, 2022, positions for three at-large nominating committee members were open for election to a two-year term, 2022-2024. After the self-declared window closed on February 15, 2022, there was only one candidate for the delegate body to elect. That election took place on May 21, 2022, during general session of the 2022 convention.

The bylaws state, in Article 7, Section 2A, that a vacancy on the WSPTA nominating committee shall be filled as prescribed by WSPTA policy. Following policy, Section 7.1.4, there will be a new self-nomination period opened for at least 30 days during which members can self-nominate. After the deadline for self-nomination, WSPTA will send an electronic ballot to all WSPTA members with a valid email address in the membership database. Members will have at least ten days to submit their ballots. The same quorum requirements apply.

It is the responsibility and privilege of PTA members to consider their qualifications to serve on the Washington State PTA Nominating Committee. Applications were accepted up until 11:59 pm on June 30, 2022, as reflected on the respective WSPTA systems via an online application form.

Self-Declared Candidates

Candidates were required to self-declare their intent to run for one of the three at-large nominating committee positions by completing an online application form that also served as their Declaration of Good Faith as required by WSPTA policy.

Candidate #1

Beverly Young Reed

Beverly Young Reed résumé

Dear WA State PTA,

I am submitting my name for the nominating committee.  I have served in various positions over many years with the PTA.

I joined PTA in 1993 when my daughter started school, and I kept on volunteering.  Legislative Chair at my local unit in Yelm, WA was my first official position.  Over the years I continued to serve where I could.  When we moved to San Jose, CA I volunteered to be the PTA President for our local unit.

When we came back to WA I got involved at my local unit, and also volunteered to be on the service delivery team for Region 4.  I then served as the Region 4 Director for a couple of years, then I went back to serving on the service delivery team.  When I moved to Lynnwood, I had the privilege to serve on the PTA Council.

I have missed PTA, and now that I have grandchildren, I would like to step back into PTA To help make a difference.  I felt this would be a good place to start.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Beverly Young Reed

Candidate #2

Kandy Schendel

Kandy Schendel résumé

Why I am running for Nominating Committee position

Holding PTA leadership positions for over 20 years gives me an important insight into how unique, diverse, and fast-paced PTAs have become. Understanding the depth and breadth of experience that our state-level leaders need to have “right out of the gate” begins by the Nominating Committee holding interactive, probative, and thoughtful candidate interviews. My years of experience interacting with diverse individuals in PR, along with a rich and fulfilling history I have as a PTA leader at the local, regional, and state PTA levels, gives me the knowledge to prepare well for quality interviews.

A few years ago, I was recommended by the WSPTA Nominating Committee and then elected for a state PTA board position. I recall the interview process being very thorough and carefully thought through by each Nominating Committee member. My own interview experience provides me with a good foundation for holding candidate interviews in an open-minded, objective, unbiased, and confidential way.

If chosen, it would be my honor to continue serving PTA in this important role.

Self-Declared Candidate - Policy Information

Candidates can find more information in WSPTA Policy, Section Seven, Elections.

Filling out the online application form confirms that the candidate:

  1. Is a current PTA member.
  2. Meets the qualifications for the office.
  3. Shall abide by the campaign/election policies and guidelines.

In addition, per policy section 7.4.2, each declared candidate shall provide the following:

  • a statement, not to exceed 150 words, to be included in the convention program and on the campaign board.
  • a statement, not to exceed 500 words, to be posted on the WSPTA website.
  • a digital photo to be used in convention materials (i.e. program, website, etc.)
  • a one-page (8 1/2″ x 11″) résumé, to be posted on the candidate’s page on the WSPTA website.

Upon receipt of the Self-declare Application, including the Declaration of Good Faith form, the WSPTA office shall send Elections Oversight Committee (EOC) information, campaign regulations, and any other requirements to all candidates.

Additional Information


The at-large nominating committee member elections will take place by ballot in July 2022.

To help delegates make an informed decision about their vote, candidate information will be located on the website prior to the convention.

Elections Oversight Committee

The Elections Oversight Committee (EOC) oversees the election process. The committee shall review all materials for compliance with WSPTA Policy. All concerns raised during the election period shall be directed to the EOC chair.