Beth Dale, President


     Beth Dale


    Beth Dale lives in Altoona. She has been married to husband Todd for almost 19 years. She is a Momma to daughter Olivia and son Mason. Before becoming a Momma, Beth worked as an operator at Bell Atlantic/Verizon. When Olivia was born she took an early retirement/buyout and became a stay-at-home parent. Her  children became her whole world!

    Beth brings with her 16 years of experience, ranging from pre-school to high school. Beth’s passion, love, and willingness to volunteer put her in various roles on committees and offices. After Beth became the District-wide PTO President, she saw the benefits of PTA and soon started one in her son’s school.

    While serving on the Pennsylvania PTA Board of Managers, she has been Regions 6 and 7 Director, Treasurer, and has served on many State Committees including Membership, Executive, Arts in Education, Convention, and  Nominations. She was appointed to the special committee on finance. 

    Beth’s hard work has been recognized by her school district and the community. Beth was only the second person in her school to receive the “Service To Education” award.

    Beth is a true believer in the PTA’s mission, embraces change, is technologically savvy. She is very proud and excited to have received the slated nomination to the office of President-Elect.


    Cindy Horner, President-Elect



    Kelly Atkinson, Secretary

     Kelly Atkinson


    Kelly Atkinson is a working, single mother to daughter, Nilaya, who will be going into 6th grade in the fall. She has been involved in the PTA for almost seven years. She is the President of the Penn Kidder PTA and the Region 15 Director for the Pennsylvania PTA. Kelly is dedicated to the PTA because she believes that you can never be too busy to be     involved in your child’s school. She believes in the importance of parents and guardians taking an active role in the education of their children.

    Kelly is also involved with the youth sports program and is the head coach for the Jim Thorpe Olympian Booster Club’s cheerleading program.

    Her strengths are: building and maintaining personal and professional relationships, time management, and team leadership.



    Sherry Knauft, Treasurer