Celebrating Schools: Parent and Community Leaders
The IDOE's Office of Parent and Community Engagement understands the importance of parent and community leaders in our schools and wants to recognize those whose exceptional leadership supports teachers, engages parents, and promotes student success.
Celebrating Parent Leadership - Kathie Green - Fort Wayne, Indiana
Kathie Green began actively participating in her children’s schools as a PTA volunteer when she moved to Fort Wayne in 2000 with her four children and husband of 26 years, Mike.
Kathie served on the Indiana PTA Board of Managers as the PR/Marketing Chairperson from 2008-2010 and returned for another term 2011-2013. In 2012, Kathie was appointed as the Indiana PTA Northeast Region Vice-President. She is an active member in the Legislative and Convention Committees and the Member Services Commission.
Concurrently, Kathie is the Co-President for Northrop High School PTSA and the President of the Fort Wayne Area PTA Council working with 49 PTAs in the Fort Wayne area. Kathie previously served the Fort Wayne Area PTA Council as Reflections/Citizenship Chairperson. Kathie also has served as the President of the Shawnee Middle School PTSA which grew 442% in membership in just two years.
In 2011, Indiana PTA awarded Kathie with the first ever Beverly Zawadski Advocacy Award in recognition of her efforts as a servant leader, a strong advocate, and a mighty voice for all children.
Parenting Magazine selected Kathie as the Indiana delegate to Mom Congress in May 2012. A total of fifty-one delegates, representing each state and the District of Columbia, were selected by Parenting magazine. Each delegate received an all-expense-paid trip to D.C. for the event, where they had the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas on how to improve our nation's schools.
Kathie truly feels that bringing new parent leaders into the schools and mentoring them in effective leadership can dramatically improve the school climate and supports students and teachers. Kathie recognizes that her family and employer, U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman, provide the vital support necessary for her volunteer service.