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2022-2023 PGPA Leadership Nominations

The Executive Committee is filled from the previous year’s board members and are 2 year terms except for VP, President and Past President. Blank lines represent opportunities for new positions.

PORTER-GAUD PARENT ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP/BOARD AND GRADE REPRESENTATIVE SIGN UPS

Please check the boxes below if you are interested in serving in a leadership position on the PGPA Board. Names listed on the slate are fulfilling their current terms of board service.

The Executive Committee is filled from the previous year’s board members. All PGPA Board positions are 2 year terms except for President and Past President.

Executive Committee Position

Who

Responsibilities

Past President

Jennifer Black

Bylaws, Slating, Job Descriptions, Faculty Grants

President 

OPEN

Overall Decisions and Meetings

Communications/ Secretary

OPEN

All Calendar and Communications to PG Comms Dept, Communicate to Board Monthly/PGPA Shared Drive 

Treasurer

Manda Poletti 

Business Office, Asst Treasurer

Cyclone Athletics (VP)

Jessica Cutler / OPEN

Coach Appreciation/ Team Parents, Concessions, Events/Fundraising

Community Building (VP)

Megan Durkee  

Grade Reps, Appreciation, Family Wellness, DIPA, International Families

Events (VP)

OPEN

PG Merchandise, Halloween, Holiday Festival, and Auction

 

PGPA Board Position

Board Chair/Team

Responsibilities

PG Athletics

Athletics (Concessions)

Tamarra Washington

Head of Concessions and Cyclone Cafe

Cyclones Cafe

OPEN

Breakfast Wednesday and Fridays

Fall Sports Concessions

OPEN

Football and Volleyball

Winter Sports Concessions

OPEN

Basketball

Spring Sports Concessions

OPEN

Track

Grill Team

OPEN

Football Games

Treasurer Elect / Athletics

OPEN

Works with Treasurer on Athletics

Coach Appreciation / Team Parents

OPEN

Work with Coaches and Team Parents to help organize events and team support

Athletic Events 

OPEN

Oyster Roast/Coaches Dinner

Athletic Fundraising

OPEN

Athletics Program/Tailgates

PG Events

PG Merchandise

Avery Smith (US) / Gretchen Naylor (MS) / Amanda Doherty (LS)

Launch New Website for PG Spirit Gear and do Pop Up Merchandise Sales at Cyclone Town and Holiday.

Porter-Palooza/ Spring Community Event - May 6, 2023

Robin Poliakoff /Mosmi Patel/ Nikeema Heyward - Smith

All School Spring Party every year with an Auction /Fundraiser every other year.

Halloween - October 28, 2022

OPEN

Halloween Carnival for the Lower School and Middle School and will include the Upper School in the fun!

Holiday Festival - Dec 10, 2022

OPEN

Outdoor Holiday Festival - with shopping and holiday music, food and fun for all!

PG Community Building

US Representative

OPEN

Point of Contact for the US Grade Reps and US Head and Dean.  

US Teacher Appreciation

Caroline Clark / OPEN

Help show our faculty and staff our appreciation by providing food, drink for monthly buffets or gift cards for raffles.  

MS Representative

OPEN

Point of Contact for the MS Grade Reps and MS Head and Dean.  

MS Teacher Appreciation

Blair Turner / Merritt Buck

Help show our faculty and staff our appreciation by providing food, drink for monthly buffets or gift cards for raffles.  

LS Representative

Dorothy Thaxton

Point of Contact for the LS Grade Reps and LS Head and Dean.  

LS Teacher Appreciation

Lauren Lail / Kate Johnson

Help show our faculty and staff our appreciation by providing food, drink for monthly buffets or gift cards for raffles.  

Facilities/FLIK Appreciation

Ellen Brown / OPEN

Help show our maintenance team and dining hall team our appreciation by providing food, drink for monthly buffets or gift cards for raffles. 

DIPA – Diversity Inclusion Parent Alliance

Kimberly Brown/ OPEN

Works with Porter Gaud and parents to do events and dialogue to build an inclusive and welcoming community. 

Faith/Moms In Prayer

Jill Settle

Weekly prayer sessions for parents and FAITH events from Speakers to Bible Studies.

Family Wellness

Jill Curb / OPEN

Plan events for Parents and the school community to learn about different parenting topics working with the Dean and Counselor for each division. 

International Families

OPEN

Help plan and coordinate social events for families of the International Community such as the International Cooking Club and Coffees.

If you are interested in serving in a leadership position on the PGPA Board, please check any position that interests you.

Executive Committee Positions
Athletic Positions (Positions are a two-year term)
Community Building (Positions are a two-year term)
Events (Positions are a two-year term)

GRADE LEVEL REPRESENTATIVES (3 per grade in LS, 2 per grade in MS and US  - 4 per grade in 9th and 12th)

  • Welcome New Families to the grade. (Welcome Ambassador role will be part of Grade Reps this year)

  • Representatives work together to organize grade level celebrations and social events for parents and families - especially in graduation years (4, 8, and 12). Coffees/ playdates/ cocktails/ picnics to build and celebrate community in each grade.

  • Communicate grade events to parents.

  • Support Families and Teachers in times of need.

  • 1 year Term.

Grade Representatives

Grade Leads

Lower School (Grades 1-4) 3 per grade

Dorothy Thaxton

Middle School (Grades 5-8) 2 per grade

OPEN

Upper School - 9th/12th 4 per grade and 10/11 2 per grade

OPEN
Grade Level Representatives

Questions?  Please contact - Dee Fortson, Past President at deirdrefortson@gmail.com