Meet the Board
Meet the Board
Cindy Davidson, President
Cindy Davidson, President
What is your position on the board?This will be my second year as your PTA president.
Tell us about your family.I am married and have 2 boys. Our 6th grader is at Hillsboro Online Academy and our 5th grader is at Ladd Acres. We also have 2 golden retrievers named Cooper and Jack.
What events or activities have you been involved in at Ladd Acres in the past? I have been a parent volunteer for 7 years. I helped build the garden and develop our school garden program. I also have volunteered at different events over the years, like the field day and the carnival. Prior to the pandemic I was the Oregon Battle of Books coach for our school. I also love helping in the classroom. What is your family's favorite PTA activity or event? We really like going to the carnival. What is one of your goals for this upcoming year as a PTA board member?One of my goals this year is to work with other PTA members and look at community engagement within Ladd Acres, specifically focusing on increasing the diversity of the families that participate. Feedback from families and discussions at our PTA meetings guide the work that we do. The more perspectives that are shared allow us to make the greatest positive impact on our school community and for our children’s education. I think in order for us to be successful we need to look at what barriers can be removed so this participation is easier and more welcoming for all of our families, what supports are needed to ensure continued engagement, and how we can take the feedback, input, and needs from families and transform it into positive change for our school.
Angie Lausche, TreasurerWhat is your position on the board?This is my fourth year as treasurer. What events or activities have you been involved in at Ladd Acres in the past? In addition to being the treasurer, I also help with our spirit wear competition, yearbook, and staff appreciation week. I also love to volunteer for our teachers when I get a chance. What is your family's favorite PTA activity or event? We love the carnival! More specifically, we like the cake walk. We are also big fans of movie night. I hope we’ll be able to bring that back soon! What is one of your goals for this upcoming year as a PTA board member?My goal is to ensure that the PTA stays financially healthy during these uncertain times so we can continue to support our high quality educational programs, our amazing staff, and provide opportunities for our community to have fun!
Angie Lausche, Treasurer
Maile Coad, Vice PresidentWhat is your position on the board?This will be my second year as Ladd Acres PTA Vice President.
Maile Coad, Vice President
Tell us about your family.I have two awesome kiddos, a great husband and two Corgis.
What events or activities have you been involved in at Ladd Acres in the past? Aside from the work on the PTA Board, I have volunteered and chaired the Scholastic Book Fairs last year, and have been involved in purchasing new library furniture and books. Prior to the pandemic, I also parent-volunteered in the classrooms and chaperone field trips.
What is one of your goals for this upcoming year as a PTA board member?One of my passions is obviously the library, and making it an inclusive place for all students. I want to ensure that it is welcoming and comfortable for all kids.
Billie Jo Sharlow, SecretaryWhat is your position on the board?This will be my 2nd year as secretary.
Billie Jo Sharlow, Secretary
Tell us about your family.I moved to Oregon from Wisconsin in 2010, and met my husband a few years after that. We have been married for 7 years and have 1 son together and he is a 3rd grader at Ladd. Our Siberian Husky (Corbin Dallas) and Goldendoodle (Luigi) make us a family of 4.
What events or activities have you been involved in at Ladd Acres in the past? Just before Covid, I organized the last Holiday Bazaar that we hosted at Ladd Acres and it was fun to see all of the local crafts and of course to shop. I also enjoy finding new events or fundraisers that we can try in our community. What is your family's favorite PTA activity or event? We do enjoy the movie nights! At this point, it is anything we can do in-person. What is one of your goals for this upcoming year as a PTA board member?One of my goals this year is to find opportunities for the PTA to continue to be active while in the midst of this pandemic. We stand strong and will overcome these hard times.