PTA Process for Parent Representatives
The Yorktown PTA has been asked by APS to select four parent representatives for the YHS principal search committee. The PTA Board has determined that the parent representatives will consist of one elected PTA officer and three people chosen by the PTA Board through an application process. We will also identify two alternates—one from the Board and one from applicants—in case any parent representative should need to step down from the committee.We ask the school community to recognize that this is a challenging process, as there are many more qualified candidates than there are positions on the search committee. The Yorktown PTA Board seeks to select parent representatives who reflect a variety of perspectives and experiences at our school, and we will ask them to be mindful of the community’s input as they represent us all on this search committee. Please note that, while the search committee is an essential part of this process, the final decision for selecting a new principal rests with Superintendent Patrick Murphy.

The baseline considerations for anyone serving in these positions on the search committee are:
*  Is the parent or guardian of a current Yorktown student
*  Can participate in a full day meeting on a workday during the week of April 24-28
*  Agrees to keep all information about the candidates for Yorktown principal confidential
*  Understands that the committee’s purpose is to provide Dr. Murphy with a recommendation; the principal hired by APS may or may not be the committee’s recommended candidate

Anyone interested in serving as a parent representative on the YHS principal search committee is invited to send short answers to the following questions to by 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30:

1.  Please tell us briefly about yourself and include your contact information.

2.  Please tell us which grades/schools your children are in and list any Yorktown student groups that you have experience with (i.e. Special Education, HILT, Minority Achievement, Band, Theater, Sports, etc.).

3.  Please explain why you want to serve on this committee.

The timeline for the Yorktown PTA selection process is as follows:
*  March 16:  Announcement from Yorktown PTA Board on selection process distributed
*  March 16-30: Applications for the search committee positions can be submitted to
*  March 30:  Application deadline to serve on the search committee is at 5:30 p.m.
*  April 3:  The PTA Board will announce the Yorktown parent representatives

This search committee is not the only way to participate in the process of selecting a new principal. Community members can share their input with Dr. Patrick Murphy and APS staff by providing feedback here by March 27

Thank you for your interest—
Kathy Mimberg
Yorktown PTA President