PTA builds bridges between homes and schools, integrating the efforts of parents with those of principals and teachers. When you get involved in PTA, the child who benefits the most is your own. You also are taking a major step toward improving your community.
|As a mom, teacher, and advocate, Ami Prichard has been a PTA member for 18+ years. Her twin 5th graders and 8th grader attend Jeffco schools in the Chatfield High School articulation area. Ami has served on the Jeffco PTA board of directors for six years serving in roles of JCEA representative, VP of Membership, Legislative chair, VP of Communications, and several other committees and task forces. A social studies teacher by training, Ami puts her belief in the democratic process into action by meeting regularly with lawmakers in both the state and nation’s capital to make sure that our schools have the resources, support, and equity they need to meet the needs of educators and learners.
In her free time, she loves to swim, hike, and bike with her kids and two dogs. She also enjoys lots of musical concerts, gymnastics meets and other sporting events where her kids get to show off their talent. As a third generation Jeffco resident and second generation Jeffco teacher, Ami knows how important community involvement is to our schools and our students. Through her work on the Jeffco PTA Board, she hopes to ensure that the traditions that have made Jeffco a leader in the nation will continue to provide the schools our students deserve.
|Michelle Winzent is a mother of two fantastic kids (Shelby & Derek) and has been married to her husband Rick for 28 years. She began in PTA when her kids were in Kindergarten and has held various positions at the local unit level, Jeffco council, and Colorado PTA. Michelle and her husband own an automotive repair shop in Wheat Ridge where she works part-time as a bookkeeper and she also works full-time for a non-profit as an office administrator. She has a passion for kids and empowering parents to be the change in their communities. Michelle is extremely excited and honored to continue serving on the Jeffco PTA board of directors.|
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|Jennifer Burtis has been an active member of PTA since her twin boys were in Kindergarten. She has held many elected positions at her local unit as well as numerous committee and event chair positions. She is excited and honored to be a part of the Jeffco PTA team. Being a graduate of Jefferson County Public Schools (Go Lobos!), Jennifer hopes to help empower parents and leaders as well as support our education system to continue to uphold the strong standards we have and to help provide the best education possible to all our students.|
|Amy Burke, a proud Jeffco “kid” and Arvada West graduate, has been a PTA member since her daughter entered kindergarten seven years ago. Being raised in a family that valued and participated in PTA, Amy immediately joined her daughter’s school PTA and became their Treasurer after only one meeting! After being asked to serve on the Jeffco PTA Nominating Committee, Amy was quickly nominated for the role of Jeffco PTA Treasurer. Although educated and experienced in the architecture field, Amy has been handed the monetary responsibilities in the many and varied volunteer organizations in which she’s been involved, starting with her condominium association and including her church and her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. Apparently, she enjoys managing money for anything near and dear to her heart!
When Amy’s not managing money, she’s busy loving her family and friends, avoiding housework, learning how to say no and is modeling the Stupid Cancer motto, “get busy living”. She credits her interest in and passion for advocacy, back to her brain tumor diagnosis more than 15 years ago. Having her daughter completed her transformation into an advocate. Thankfully, she has a very patient and understanding husband, who serves as her family’s chef.
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