GIG HARBOR MOM WINS TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C. TO REPRESENT WA AT PARENTING MAGAZINE’S MOM CONGRESS ON EDUCATION AND LEARNING CONFERENCE THIS MAY
TRISHA NOVOTNY TO JOIN PARENTING, U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION
ARNE DUNCAN, AND ONE OUTSTANDING MOM EDUCATION ADVOCATE FROM EVERY STATE AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MAY 2-4
Gig Harbor, WA April 2010– Parenting magazine today announced that Trisha Novotny of Gig Harbor as been selected to represent Washington State at the inaugural Mom Congress on Education and Learning Conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. this May 2nd through 4th. Trisha was chosen for her outstanding contributions and dedication to improving local schools. A total of fifty-one moms, representing each state and the District of Columbia, have been selected by Parenting as Mom Congress delegates.
Each delegate was selected from applications submitted at Parenting.com, and will receive round-trip airfare, a two-night hotel stay, and the opportunity to connect with other moms from across the country to share success stories, challenges, and concerns as they work to improve our nation’s schools.
“Trisha who is the founder of 24/7 MOMS ( www.247moms.com ) says that being a mom of five kids has given her a passion to inspire other Moms to make every moment count. Furthermore, being apart of the MOM Congress fits right within her mission to empower parents to be an intentional part of their children’s education.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is among the roster of education and advocacy leaders scheduled to address the mom education advocates at the Mom Congress Conference. On Monday, May 3rd, Secretary Duncan will speak to attendees about the crucial role that parents play in helping implement the national agenda for improving the country’s school system and the educational opportunities available to our nation’s children.
The Mom Congress delegates will work towards creating Parenting’s “Lesson Plan for Change”, a guide to help empower parents nationwide to get more involved in their children’s education. Attendees will work with members of the Mom Congress advisory board, which includes leaders from the National PTA, the National Education Association, PBS, MomsRising, the George Lucas Educational Foundation and others. Faculty members from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies – the Mom Congress educational provider – will also lead sessions during the event, and will offer scholarships to 10 outstanding mom advocates per semester.
Driven by the ever-increasing role that parents play in advocating for positive change in the education system, Parenting magazine launched the Mom Congress initiative in March 2009 to celebrate and connect moms fighting for better schools. Each month, the School Years edition of Parenting gives readers the education news and resources they need to make a difference, and highlights one of 16,000+ Mom Congress members whose efforts have brought about positive change for students.
For more information, visit Parenting.com/momcongress.