Leadership

Parents for Public Schools Board of Directors include individuals with a variety of experience in policy, nonprofit leadership, community activism, and consultancy.  The board oversees PPS’s work and ensures that we are fulfilling our mission.

  • Jeanne D. Jehl, Annapolis, MD | Chair
  • Steve Calloway, Columbia, MO | Immediate Past President
  • Lora Evans, Greenwood, MS | Secretary
  • Susan Fahey Glisson, Syrcause, NY
  • Marcia A. Futel, Cincinnati, OH
  • Anthony L. Herbert, Sr., Ocean Springs, MS
  • Kathy Herring, Greenville, NC | Vice President
  • Stephanie Jones, Seattle, WA
  • Susan Kaeser, Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Doug McDurham, Waco, TX
  • Ann Rosewater, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sharolyn Smith, Jackson, MS | Treasurer
  • Charles “Chot” VanAusdall, Cincinnati, OH
  • Roberto Viramontes, Los Angeles, CA

Staff

  • Nita Rudy, Executive Director
  • Jane Beach, Director of Administrative Services
  • Joann Mickens, Director of Chapter Services
  • Julius E. Rainey, Jr., Director of Information Technology
  • Lashron “Shonnie” Cooley, Projects Coordinator
  • Chiquikta Fountain, Community Coordinator, Delta MS
  • Sally Gray, Community Coordinator, East Central MS
  • Victoria Peters, Community Coordinator, Pine Belt MS
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