Missouri PTA is saddened to share that Tina Zubeck, State President from 2003-2005 lost her seven month battle with Myelodysplasia Syndrome yesterday at her home in Platte City, Missouri.
Tina started her PTA involvement at the local level when she asked her child’s kindergarten teacher how she could be involved and support her child and the teacher. Involved and supportive was what Tina Zubeck did and so much more. She went to serve numerous local positions before becoming a Regional Director for the Pony Express region for Missouri PTA in 1995. Tina would continue her service to PTA by serving as Treasurer, Vice President of Legislation, and State President for Missouri PTA where the theme for her term was “Be the One”. Along with her service to Missouri PTA she also served at National PTA as a National PTA Board of Directors Field Service Committee Chair, as well as a member of the Membership and Strategic Planning Committee, and most recently, Secretary-Treasurer.
She started work at the Platte County School District in September 1990, serving as Assistant Accountant and Administrative Assistant/Board Secretary, before becoming the District’s first School-Community Relations Coordinator.
Tina is survived by her husband Bob, for more than 30 years, and three children – Bobby, Ashley and Ellen.
Her personal and professional accomplishments were too numerous to list, but she will be best remembered for her love of all children and her lifelong work to help every child reach “their” full potential.
Tina requested that in lieu of flowers, plants, or food, donations be made to the “Platte County R-lll Scholarship Fund.” Donations can be mailed to the District Education Center, 998 Platte Falls Road, Platte City, Missouri 64079, Attention: Angie Hughes.
There will be a Celebration of Tina’s life at the Zubeck home located at 15900 Country Lane West in Platte City on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.
The family has requested that rather than condolences, people bring a note explaining how Tina touched their life so that one day her future grandchildren can better know and understand the incredible woman their grandmother was. These notes will be placed and bound in a special book.
National PTA Press Release: National PTA Family Mourns Passing of Former Secretary-Treasurer Tina Zubeck
Did you or your unit/council quality for the Missouri PTA Advocacy through Legislation Award (AtLAW) this year? Application forms must be emailed or mailed (postmarked by) to the state office by September 1st. This award is designed to recognize those who have championed issues related to children throughout the past school year. All recipients will be recognized with a certificate and pin at our annual state convention.
If you think you are eligible, don’t delay!!! Pull out the application form and see if you can be honored as one of our AtLAW honorees this year. Forms can be found in the Tool Kit and on our website in the forms section