Founders' Day 2021

On February 4, the 2021 Founders’ Day Ceremony was premiered on the North East ISD Council of PTA’s YouTube channel. Roosevelt High School was our virtual host, sharing the theme Dare to Dream! That included the winning artwork seen on the program cover from student Carla Vela, as well as musical, dramatic, and vocal performances from Roosevelt’s Fine Arts programs. The benefit of a virtual ceremony is that everyone gets to have a front row seat to the show! Texas PTA President Suzi Kennon, NESID Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sean Maika, and NEISD Board of Trustees President Shannon Grona spoke on the Past, Present, and Future of PTA.

Founders’ Day is also about recognizing local unit honorees who have been given Honorary Texas Life Memberships, National PTA Life Achievement Awards, and Texas PTA Extended Service Awards. In addition we announced the Council’s recipients for the Texas PTA Extended Service Award: Dr. Sean Maika, Audra Frigon, and Dr. Donna Newman.

The 2021 Founders’ Day Celebration Program

You can read a replay of the live chat from the premier while watching the replay of the ceremony if you click through to watch on the YouTube website. If you are one of this year’s new honorees, don’t miss out on the enthusiasm and kudos from our community! Got to the right of the video screen and click on the bar that says “SHOW CHAT REPLAY”.

Reflections on our History – Suzi Kennon, Texas PTA President

Thank you to Suzi Kennon, Texas PTA President, for sharing a wonderful message with us for Founders’ Day. We had to trim it a bit for the ceremony, but it was all amazing. Please enjoy it in its entirety here.

2021 Council Texas PTA Extended Service Award Honorees

Since Council honorees are surprised at Founders’ Day, we would like to take this opportunity to share them and their achievements.

Audra Frigon

Dr. Donna Newman

Dr. Sean Maika