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O'Keeffe Parent Teacher Group (PTG) Board of Directors
The O’Keeffe PTG has an all volunteer board of directors. The leadership at each meeting is in place to represent, facilitate and connect people of all backgrounds and levels of interest. The board of directors is a group of hard working individuals committed to supporting O’Keeffe Middle School in as many capacities as possible.
Aaron’s daughter is a 7th grader this year. They are new to O’Keeffe, having moved to Madison from Central Wisconsin last year. Aaron fell in love with the culture of the school and knew she wanted to be involved in contributing to the community. She is looking forward to ways to make a difference and hear from parents on opportunities.
Susan’s daughter is in her last year at O’Keeffe so she’s hoping to contribute all she can to making this a great year. She’s excited to figure out ways to connect with parents, staff and kids in safe and fun ways this school year. Hopefully with creativity and some good weather we’ll be able to host some events and make connections.
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Rachel has two children attending O’Keeffe, a daughter in eighth grade and a son in sixth grade. She works at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, with a focus on federal grants management for all school districts. She’s a strong advocate for public education and has a passion for implementing equity-based practices to ensure all students get what they need to succeed and thrive (and supporting the educators who do the work). Outside of her work (which is her hobby), she spends a lot of time with family, cooking, and finding live music
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Kate Brunner is mother to 2 boys, one at Marquette Elementary and one at O’Keeffe Middle School. She had a 20-year career in environmental consulting working on soil and groundwater contamination issues, and now works for an environmental non-profit facilitating updates to technical documents. She was raised in Wisconsin, took a 14-year detour to New York with her husband Todd, then returned to settle in Madison. In her free time, Kate enjoys cooking, running, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.
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Gideon Amoah, is a proud O’Keeffe parent. Together with his partner Keisha and their daughter, they have lived in Madison for over 10 years. Gideon grew up in Ghana, West Africa. He and Keisha moved to Madison to take up jobs at UW-Madison. After serving in a variety of administrative roles in higher education at UW, he now devotes his energies to a variety of civic projects including but not limited to the African Diaspora Development Institute, the online platform social.africa, and serving as a member of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin Member Advisory Council. In addition, Gideon previously served as the vice-president of African Association of Madison. He is excited to bring the lessons he has learned living and working in the African diaspora to O’Keefe’s Parent Teacher Group.