2016-2017

GCA PTSO Special Elections

Introducing your candidates for the 2016-2017 school year.

To our wonderful PTSO Members,

As a PTSO Member, you have the special privilege of having a voice in our PTSO. This includes voting rights. Here is a list of our candidates, including a little bit of information about them, and pictures. Please make sure to read and choose the candidate you would like to see representing you on the PTSO Executive Board. Below the bio's, there will be the election ballot for you to fill out. Thank you in advance for your help.

Candidates for Vice Secretary

Rachel Kearns

Hello!! My name is Rachel Kearns, I am 35 and a stay at home mom of 1. I am currently in college for my psychology degree and love learning. We have a son Mac who is 8, and in the 3rd grade. My husband and I have been married over 14 years. I grew up in Palmetto, GA in the children's home. I was one of the orphans there. I always longed for a family and was blessed to have one of my own. My son has always attended public school and this is our first year with GA Cyber..and he is soaring!!! How fitting to have an owl as the mascot! What a wonderful feeling to have complete happiness!! I am running for the vice secretary position and would love for you to consider me.

Vanika Reed

My name is Vanika Reed and I’m seeking the Vice Secretary position with GCA PTSO. I have four children my oldest is a senior at Georgia State and my third oldest is a sophomore at SCAD. This is my first year at GCA I have twins in the sixth grade. Through the past twenty years I have always been an active PTA member and I understand the importance of parental involvement. I served as PTA Secretary of Edward L. Bouie Theme Elementary School 2014-2015 and Vice President 2015-2016. The last two years I helped bring much needed funding to Edward L. Bouie Theme Elementary School which went directly back into the classrooms. I enjoyed working with parents, teachers, staff and students to bring fun and exciting events to Edward L. Bouie Elementary. Before becoming a stay -at-home mom I worked for over twenty years as a Network Engineer. I am thankful for the wonderful education and environment GCA provides and feel I could bring to the Board the dedication I have toward not only my own children, but the community involvement required in supporting all students. I look forward to the opportunity to become a more active participant at GCA.

Shelett Pearl

I am a Parent and Learning Coach in the GCA family. GCA has been a phenomenal opportunity, as well as a great place for us to learn and grow. My sons have attended GCA since kindergarten, and are now ALP 6th graders. I Love GCA -- they Love it! And it is because of my sons, that I am committed, motivated, and passionate everyday about supporting, and continuing to make GCA the Best place to "BE". I would like to extend my passion, and commitment further by serving on the PTSO Executive Board as Vice Secretary during the 2016-17 school year. It would be an honor to have your support by casting your ballot for me. Thank you!

Mary Smith

Mary Smith is a Biopsychologist with a background in Organization and Leadership. Since 2013, she has served as an Advisory Planning Board Member of Region One- Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Among other involvement in the community, she is a certified Prometric Site Test Administrator and Registered ServSafe Examination Proctor.

Candidates for Vice Treasurer

Amy Williams

My name is Amy Williams, I am a mother of three cute kids. I have a side job selling Avon. My husband and I do side work on the weekends. I have 5 years experience working with money. I have to make sure that I have the money to get the things we need and pay for the items that my customers buy. I can not wait to help out with the GCA Ptso this year. I am exactly to be a part of this team.