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(JACKSON, MS, September 22, 2023) Parents for Public Schools (PPS) is pleased to announce the appointment of five new directors to its national board: Cindy Arriagada, Executive Director Assistant, NC Foundation for Public School Children; Stephen Brooks, Ed Foundation CEO, Alameda County Office of Education; Karen Harrington, Director of Student Services, Pitt County Schools (NC); Andrea Jones-Davis, Director of Course Gateway, Educause; and Thomas Reynolds, Attorney and Mississippi State Representative.

In commenting on the new appointments, PPS National Executive Director Joann Mickens stated, “We are privileged to have these excellent volunteer leaders join us as we look to grow and sustain PPS into the future. They will help support our work to secure a high-quality public education for every child. They not only strengthen and diversify our leadership but also bring valuable expertise and experience to guide our future growth and success as an organization.”

The new board members began their term with PPS effective July 1, 2023.

About Parents for Public Schools

Parents for Public Schools, Inc. is a nonpartisan nonprofit that began in Mississippi more than 30 years ago by parents who organized to support public schools. Since its founding in 1991, PPS has become a diverse, national organization of community-based chapters whose mission is to advance the role of parents and communities in securing a high-quality public education for every child.