President Elect | Ruchi Gautam

Meet Ruchi!

Ruchi is a mother, a wife and a day dreamer. Her son, Rutik, is a Kindergartener and is fun enough to keep her occupied during her free time. Ruchi believes in building a strong community, because it takes a village to raise a kid!

Ruchi works for an IT company as a PM, where she is able to use her partner and stakeholder management skills to build a community and enhance its well-being. She looks forward to applying the same skillsets to enhance the well being of the Fernwood PTSA and its partnering communities.

In her own words, here are Ruchi's plans to leverage her skills and experiences to improve the PTSA:

"What are the partner management skills that I use at PTSA:
Parent , teacher, students are partners in the school curriculum system. Each have different ways of achieving a common goal at Fernwood. I empathize in my communication with these partners and aspire to align them to Fernwood’s beliefs. As partners we help grow the community together!

Why stakeholder management:
The stakeholders in the community need an organized channel of communication. They need a common contact to talk to.
Please don’t hesitate to send me an email message.
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I would love to discuss any suggestions or concerns."

Ruchi has a masters in information systems from the University of Washington. She has worked in multiple fields, including automotive, personal computers and messaging platforms. Her interest in new technologies helps her keep up to speed with the next generation. Her experience with the PTSA include serving as a co-chair in the science fair and helping on the final submission files management.

Responsibilities of the President Elect

➣ Assist the President in overseeing and coordinating the executive board's responsibilities. 

➣ Attend and contribute to the PTSA Board and Membership meetings.

➣ Represent the PTSA in a positive manner.

➣ Prepares and trains for assuming the PTSA President role for the upcoming school year.

➣ Works with other PTSA leaders, families and the school to build a strong community.