This is my second year on the PTO board, but I’ve been involved with staff appreciation since the 2017-2018 school year. I have two sons at NKE (4th grade and 1st grade). I love staying involved in my children’s education and I can’t wait to continue to learn even more about our wonderful schools and community.
I moved to Oregon with my family a little more than 16 years ago, a primary reason for our move was Oregon’s wonderful school district. In that time, we grew from one kiddo in school , to having four! I taught preschool for about 15 years before becoming a stay at home mom after the arrival of our third child in 2008. During my years at home I was able to be very involved in classrooms at PVE and with greater school functions and activities, which I found to be so incredibly rewarding.
Five years ago, my husband I took over a local small business in downtown Oregon and my availability became more limited as we learned the ropes, though I still managed to chaperone a lot of field trips,help with class parties and support from home. ( I’ve cut out A LOT of shapes) I’m very excited that I am once again able to take on a more active role and accept the opportunity to be Co-VP of the PTO with the outstanding Heather Young!
I have two kiddos on the Autism spectrum and am pleased to be able to add a voice for Special Needs families, teachers and support staff into such a dynamic organization, as well as to offer my service as a means of giving back to a school district and community that we feel has given our family so much.
With our last little Donoghue entering the first grade this year, I’m looking forward to jumping back in with both feet and once again building bonds and meeting incredible people. I am already enjoying my fellow board members and can’t wait to make even more new connections and find the best ways I can be of service and support to our district families and faculty!
Anna Adams is a proud alum of the Oregon School District (Class of 2000). She earned a BBA at UW-Madison, as well as an MS in College Student Affairs (University of South Florida) and MEd in Cultural Studies (University of Tennessee). She is a Stay-At-Home Mom and will have 3 children in the NKE school next fall (Evelyn 4th grade, William Kindergarten, and Adeline 3-yr-old speech therapy). Anna has 5 years experience with a fundraising organization “Friends of Madison Student Radio” with positions as Secretary, VP, and President. She has been in PTO for 1 year with primary involvement in the STEAM Fair. When she’s not in a global pandemic, Anna enjoys kickboxing, seeing live music, and hiking all of Wisconsin’s 48 State Parks