About Us

The Board of Directors of PPS-PC is made up of individuals who offer experience, ideas, opinions and beliefs about the value of high-quality public education in Pitt County. We’re members of school communities throughout Pitt County and we work to find solutions that strengthen all our public schools, for each of our children.

Carolyn Sievers

Past President

We have great public schools in Pitt County and Parents for Public Schools makes them even stronger by getting parents and the community more involved in public education at every level.

Melissa Adamson


I want to actively build quality public education and provide support to create the best possible school district for all children in my community. Our local Parents for Public Schools Chapter offers the opportunity to be part of a diverse, positive and effective solution for improving public education in our district.

Clarissa Lee

Vice President

I am involved with PPS-PC because I strongly believe that the success of each child is connected to engaging parents and cooperation from the community.

Kathy March


I strongly believe that all children deserve quality schools and equal educational opportunities. Strong schools produce educated students who in turn, strengthen and enrich communities.

Juan Garcia


I want to advocate for quality public education for every child in the school system.

Desha Lane

Nominations Chair

To educate and empower parents in Pitt County to become engaged advocates for our youth and public education.

Kylene Dibble

Executive Director

I am involved with PPS because of a 3 letter word: FOR. I truly believe that public education is only made stronger when we all work together in a positive way with the best education for each child as our end goal. Parents for Public Schools does exactly this, working closely with parents, caregivers, community members, and the school system FOR each child living and growing in our community.

Kathy Herring

Board Member

Parents for Public Schools represents our community’s best efforts to build support for public education that helps each child succeed in school and in life.

Deborah Brady

PEP Site Coordinator

After having graduated from the first Parents for Public Schools PEP class. I felt so empowered and enthusiastic, I wanted to get involved with helping other parents become an active participant in their child's school and community. PPS and the PEP program helps parents become just that.

Angela Mebane

Board Member

I decided to get involved with PPS Pitt County because I know how much stronger our public schools are when parents are engaged with our teachers, administrators and communities in helping to educate our children.

Jill Camnitz

Board Member

I believe that a strong public school system, meeting the needs of all children and enjoying broad community support, is critical to the future of our community and our country.

Kate Teel

Board Member

The future of our community lies in the hands of our students in schools today. Their education and talents will be vital to the success of our workforce and local economy and Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County raises awareness, involvement and advocacy for all public schools in our community.

Diane Taylor

Board Member

William Ross Wallace said that The hand that rocks the cradle, is the hand that rules the world. Parenting is a difficult job. Parents for Public Schools is a perfect vehicle to empower and encourage parents in the education process.

Renee Wright

Board Member

I enjoy working with the community in honor of PPS

Aisha Holton

Board Member

Advocacy & engagement... not only does being on the PPS-PC board allow me to advocate on a broader scale, but it also affords me the opportunities to engage and connect with a diverse group of individuals who also value high quality public education!

Jessica Lawrence

Board Member

I advocate for all PCS students with PPS-PC because a solid education and a love of learning is the most powerful tool a person can have. It opens up the world to the learner, just like a book.

Molly Holdeman

Board Member

As a parent of Pitt County Schools students, I want to strengthen our community by helping other parents and their students navigate the public school system; supporting teachers, administrators, and the school board; and advocating for the best opportunities for every student in Pitt County.