WV mom honored at White House
August 8, 2012 ·
On Friday August 10, the White House will welcome over 150 Parent Teacher Association leaders from 41 states, DC, and US military bases overseas for a day-long briefing.
As part of the program, the White House will honor 12 parents as “Champions of Change.” One of those honored is West Virginia’s Janelle Sperry.
The Champions of Change program was created to honor Americans working to grow local PTAs to involve more parents in their children’s education
While serving on the Bunker Hill Elementary School PTA, Janelle Sperry secured grants for paving a track and basketball court; a library grant which secured new computer equipment, books, and resource materials; and her biggest endeavor: the completion of an Outdoor Science and Nature Center.~
She serves on the Berkeley County Council PTA assisting with fundraising for the PTA clothing room that provides clothing and shoe vouchers to needy students, while also serving on the WV PTA as the Scholarship Chairperson. Sperry currently serves as the President of Mill Creek Intermediate PTA and resides in Bunker Hil.
The White House events will be streamed live on Friday, including the briefing at 9:30am, questions and answers at 12:30pm, and the honoring of the champions of change at 2 pm.