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FULL (and growing) LIST since 04/26/11
I am the Parent Teacher Coordinator for Salem Elementary. My children attend this small school of 130 students in rural southeast Iowa. As the PTA Coordinator I do everything from planning parties, to helping in the classroom, to planning the annual spring carnival. This carnival is generally attended by 85% of the student body with their families and has raised as much as $5000 in one evening. In volunteering for the school for the past 4 years I have written grants and conducted fundraising to raise nearly $30, 000. These funds have all been used to directly benefit the education of the children. Salem Elementary is the only building in our district to have an LCD Projector and Promethium Board in every classroom. I headed up efforts to purchase a lap top computer lab on a rolling cart that is shared among all classes in the building. We have purchased Personal Response systems and interactive reading software for students at all reading levels. Within the month we plan to have a wireless document camera in every classroom of the building. We are also working on an iPod learning lab that we hope to complete this year. I do my best to provide the students at Salem Elementary with technology that public funding cannot otherwise afford.
READ MORE ABOUT KELLY HERE
I am a member of Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church; and served over 15 years as the Youth Director of the Youth Department; participated with the Voices of Antioch Choir and for 3 years, presided as the choir president. Last but not least, I served on the Finance Committee over 15 years.
Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service organization where positions; were held as Recording Secretary, Chaplain, Social Action Chair, President, and Financial Secretary.
I have enjoyed Delta’s “Youth Day” at the State Capitol & visit to college campus.
Member of the NAACP Davenport Metro Branch #4019. Appointed to Youth Chair and elected as Youth Advisor for Davenport Youth Council NAACP Branch #47AA.
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I am married with 2 grown (married) children. I am an active member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls. I volunteer by ushering at the Cedar Falls Community Theater and baking cookies for the Waterloo Community Theater. I donate blood regularly to the Blood Center. I donate cookies to Cedar Valley Hospice and fundraise for them. Also, I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a historical preservation, education, and patriotic group.
READ MORE ABOUT JEVERNA HERE