Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County celebrated its 5th birthday in July! Our board president position rolls over every two years, so we are also celebrating installation of our third president, Melissa Adamson.  Carolyn Sievers will move into the role of past president and work closely with Melissa as she transitions into this new role. Melissa has a passion for public education that has been evident in her work with PPS-PC over the past few years. She is a graduate of our inaugural PEP class, has served in the roles of both treasurer and vice-president for the organization, and has also served as our sustainability chair for the past two years. She has often spoken before our county commissioners in support of additional funding for public education.

You may also recognize Melissa from her other roles in community leadership, as she has worked for the Martin Pitt Partnership for Children and the United Way of Pitt County.  If your children have ever received books from Imagination Library, you have Melissa to thank for that, as she was highly instrumental in bringing that program to Pitt County a few years ago! Currently, Melissa is an Advancement Officer in the Major Gifts department at East Carolina University. Melissa is the mom of a recent graduate of Rose High School and a three-year-old who will be a Pitt County Schools student in just a few short years. We are thankful for all that Melissa has done to advocate for public education in Pitt County thus far, and we look forward to her continued service on the board of directors for Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County.