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Personal

  • Date of Birth:¬† November 28, 1946
  • Married to John Pettey
  • 2 daughters: Alicia and Andrea
  • 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter

Education

  • Graduate of Turner High School, 1964
  • BS and MS, Education, University of Kansas
  • Administration Certification, Emporia State University

Employment

  • Educator, Turner High School District 202, 1968 until retirement in May, 2006

Civic Activities

  • Chairperson of the Homeless Continuum of Care
  • Chairperson, Mayors Council Against Domestic Violence
  • Graduate, Leadership 2000 Class VI
  • Member, Our Lady of Unity Parish/Sacred Heart Church
  • Cantor, OLU Parish/Sacred Heart Church
  • Lifetime Member, Kansas PTA
  • Past President, Our Lady of Unity School PTO
  • Past Board Member, Parents as Teacher Consortium
  • Member, KNEA-Wyandotte United Unisserv
  • Past President, KNEA, Turner USD 202
  • Chairperson, KNEA Resolution Commission, 1999-2002
  • Coordinator, Implementation of At-Risk Preschool for Turner, 1996
  • Former Member, Grinter House Board
  • Member KCK School Foundation
  • Chair WYCO Library Board
  • Oak Grove Elementary Teacher of the Year 2000
  • 1997-2011 Unified Government Commissioner 6th district
  • KCK Women's Chamber Executive Board
  • Turner High School Early Childhood Development & Services Advisory Board
  • Turner Community Connection Board

Recognitions / Awards

  • KS Library Association Presidential Award for Library Advocate 2015
  • 1992 Elected to Kansas House of Representatives, 31st District
  • 1994 Re-elected to Kansas House of Representatives, 31st¬†District
  • 1997 Elected to Unified Government Board of Commissioners, District 6
  • 2000 Oak Grove School Teacher of the Year
  • League of Kansas Municipalities Excellence in Government Award in 2008
  • Award for outstanding leadership and overall contribution to public service