Cindy McIntyre and Nellie Meyer
Bey Ling Sha and Bernie Rhinerson
Janice Rozelle and Michael Snyder
In addition, the Council of PTAs presented three service awards, recognized special unit PTAs and installed officers for the 2011-12 school year.
Parent and community activist Michael Snyder and Bernie Rhinerson, the district’s chief of staff and district relations, were presented with an Honorary Service Award, recognizing their dedication to children and youth. Snyder was recognized for his vision and action to unify Madison High and its cluster schools as well as his efforts to get local businesses involved with schools. Rhinerson was recognized for his support of PTA goals by serving as the district liaison to the Council’s Executive Board and his support of PTA advocacy efforts.
Emily Alpert, education writer with Voice of San Diego, received a Very Special Person Award. The award recognized the impact her reporting on San Diego schools has had for parents by increasing their knowledge and understanding of education issues, specifically the inner workings of San Diego Unified.
Seven PTA chapters were recognized for membership increases. Lindbergh-Schweitzer PTA received a Legacy Award for its 75 years of continuous service at that school.
The newly installed officers for the 2011-12 school year are: President Barbara Flannery, Executive Vice President Bey-Ling Sha, Secretary Derby Pattengill, Treasurer Cathy Lackmann, Financial Secretary Janine Morrow, VP of Leadership Odalinda Aguirre, VP of Legislation Gabriel Adona, VP of Communications Laura Schumacher, Auditor Bill Quackenbush and Historian Jose Gonzales.