National PTA Honors Life Achievement Winner

Alexandria, VA. (April 28, 2017) – National PTA is proud to announce Terri Carpe as the latest recipient of National PTA’s Life Achievement Award, the highest honor given to PTA members and leaders. The National PTA Life Achievement Award recognizes a person who lives out his or her commitment to children on a daily basis and tirelessly advocates for children’s education, health and well-being.

Terri Carpe is currently serves on the Executive Leadership Team for Delaware PTA. Terri Carpe began her PTA journey more than 10 years ago at the local level serving as Treasurer of Olive B Loss PTA in the Appoquinimink School District. Terri eventually went on to serve as the Region V (Appoquinimink) Vice President. Her excellent leadership and communication skills led her to the state PTA, where in addition to serving as the state Treasurer, Terri served as the Reflections Chair, revamping the program, making it possible for students throughout Delaware to participate in National PTA’s cornerstone arts education program.

Terri also serves as the acting Region VP for Region IV (Colonial) and Region V (Appo) School districts, oversees resource development for the state board and is responsible for developing Delaware PTA’s first local unit grant program.

Dr. Terri Hodges, President of the Delaware PTA stated “Terri Carpe consistently demonstrates her commitment to the mission and vision of PTA and is a valued member of the state team. She truly embodies the virtues of a Lifetime Achievement Winner”

VP of Advocacy Yvonne Johnson, recruited Terri Carpe for service at the state level during her term as President and says that “I knew immediately that Terri Carpe was a natural leader and would go on to do wonderful things with PTA.”

Terri Carpe was elected at the DPTA Annual Leadership & Awards Dinner to serve another term as the State Treasurer.