Welcome to our Q&A with the PTO’s immediate past-president, Kristi Lucas!
Kristi served as president of the parent-teacher organization at Heritage High School for four years ending May 2017. Both of her children recently graduated from Heritage.
We caught up with Kristi as the 2016-2017 school year ended. We wanted to get her take on Heritage, the role of the PTO and what the single best thing a new Heritage parent can do.
Q. How long have you lived in the Littleton area
A: I’ve been here 10 years. Before that I spent 17 years in Atlanta.
Q, Where are you from, originally?
A: I’m originally from Milwaukee.
Q: When did your first child start at Heritage?
Q: What three things have you liked best about the school?
A: I really like the staff and administration. I think HHS is a very inclusive, close-knit community. I’ve been impressed by all the clubs, sports and activities offered at HHS: There’s always something going on and there’s something for everyone!
Q: What areas do you think provide the most opportunity for
A: We are still struggling with ways to communicate and pulling folks in.
Q: What role should the PTO play at Heritage?
A: Support for the staff and administration. Communication/information for parents. Support for critical programs. Encouraging parental involvement.
Q. Has the role of the PTO changed since you have been on the board?
A: I don’t think so. It has evolved and changed with the times but the mission remains the same.
Q: What do you see as your top contribution the the PTO board in the five years you served on it?
A: I am proud of everything the PTO does to support the school. I am proud that it has remained fiscally sound and After-Prom continues with a strong committee. We’ve impacted the students by supporting the programs they need.
Q: What advice do you have for a new Heritage family?
A: Get involved!
Q: Any last word of advice for the Heritage parent community?
A: Enjoy these high-school years. They go by so quickly!