Heather Gillette of North Bend elected Washington State PTA president

Heather Gillette of North Bend is the newly elected Washington State PTA (WSPTA) President.

She starts her two-year term on Saturday, June 1.

The election took place during WSPTA’s 100th Annual Convention held in Bellevue earlier this month. As president, Gillette will preside at all WSPTA Board and general meetings; and serve as spokesperson for the nearly 140,000 member association

“While most of us get involved in PTA because of our own kids, we stay involved because we come to understand PTA as a child advocacy association that strengthens the communities we want our children to grow up in,” said Gillette. “As Washington State PTA President, I will continue to listen to the needs of our local units so the Washington State PTA can provide the services that our PTAs need to ensure their success.”

Gillette has been involved in PTA for over 18 years and has served on many boards in a variety of positions. She began her involvement with PTA in 1994 at Carl Sandburg PTA in Kirkland, then moved to Issaquah where she was involved at Endeavour PTA, Cascade Ridge PTA, Beaver Lake Middle PTA, and Skyline High PTA. Gillette served as newsletter editor, secretary, vice president and president at the local unit level and vice president and president of Issaquah PTA Council. She was also a member of the Region 2 Service Delivery Team, Region 2 Director, WSPTA Leadership Director and served on the Washington State PTA Executive Committee.

An avid soccer fan, Gillette has also volunteered for her daughter’s teams, including the Lake Washington Crossfire program, Issaquah Soccer club and the Cascade Select team.

Her children graduated from Skyline High School in the Issaquah School District and now attend college.


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