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Rainier Beach PTA leader recognized at White House as 'Champion of Change'
Rainier Beach High School PTSA President Carlina Brown was one of 12 Parent Teacher Association (PTA) leaders across the nation August 10 who was recognized at the White House as “Champions of Change.”
The award is given for extraordinary parents who devoted their time and effort to their PTA chapters across the country.
Brown is a mother of four children. She started family advocacy as a parent representative to the Policy Council with Headstart almost 20 years ago. She serves as PTSA President at Rainier Beach High School and Co-Director for South East Seattle for Seattle Council PTA.
Brown attended the ceremony as part of the daylong briefing that honored about 150 Parent Teacher Association (PTA) leaders from 41 states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. military bases overseas.
Brown and other Champions of Change honorees shared their stories with Administration officials and PTA members across the country.
The Champions of Change program was created to honor ordinary Americans doing great work in their communities. PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools.