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Debbie Look appointed to top PTA post

Pleasanton civic leader to serve as director of legislation for California

Pleasanton resident Debbie Look has been named the director of legislation for the California State Parent Teachers Association (PTA).

She was appointed to the two-year term to the board of directors, where Look will lead the PTA's volunteer advocates as well as relay education-related action from the legislators.

She will be one of about 15 members on the board of directors. Alison Roberts, spokeswoman for the state PTA, said people often don't realize that PTA leaders are well known in the state capital and meet frequently with the governor, superintendent of public instruction and legislators.

Look has previously served as the community concerns advocate for the California State PTA and was the president of the Pleasanton PTA Council, as well as similar posts covering Alameda County and Pleasanton schools.

She is also a member of the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Foundation, which is working on the Firehouse Arts Center campaign, and the city's Library Commission.

To learn more about California State PTA, visit www.capta.org.

--Emily West

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Posted by Cheryl Cook-Kallio
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Jul 7, 2009 at 8:59 am

Congratulations! Good news for us!


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Posted by Jon Burchett
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Jul 7, 2009 at 9:01 am

Congrats to you my Friend.


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Posted by Tanya Ludden
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 7, 2009 at 9:22 am

Debbie we are all so proud of you!


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Posted by Terry Messick-Cass
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jul 7, 2009 at 9:39 am

Your are amazing Debbie....Congrats from everyone in the community of Pleasanton!


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Posted by Kirsten Dwyer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2009 at 9:56 am

Our schools couldn't want for a better advocate! Congratulations Debbie and thanks for stepping up during these challenging times.


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Posted by Jim Walker
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 7, 2009 at 10:23 am

Congratulations Debbie! Remember anyone can step up when times are good… true leaders step up when there are known challenges ahead. Thank you for taking the lead in these challenging times. We are proud of you and wish you and your family all the best. Cheers!


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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2009 at 11:51 am

Wow, Fantastic Debbie. You sure can multitask! Congrats on stepping up to the plate. I agree with Jim. You are a true community leader and you have my respect.


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Posted by Debi Covello
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Congrats Debbie! Thank you for all you've done for Pleasanton....our schools, and our community. My very best to you in your new endeavor!


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Posted by Toni Hume, PTA member and teacher
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 7, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Congratulations Debbie! You will be a valuable asset at State PTA and this appointment could not happen to a more deserving PTA member. Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to all our children! Great job!


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Posted by Mary Anne Lindahl
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 7, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Awesome , Our schools are so lucky to have such a fabulous advocate working for them. Thank you Debbie for saying Yes.


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Posted by Brian
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 7, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I think Kathleen Ruegsegger should have been nominated for this. No on G!


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Posted by Karen Hall
a resident of another community
on Jul 7, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Debbie, congratulation, that is a great position for you!!


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Posted by Laura Danielson
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jul 7, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Congratulations Debbie! Our kids here in Pleasanton, as well as all those in California are lucky to have you working hard for them in Sacramento.


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Posted by Janine Mattison
a resident of West of Foothill
on Jul 8, 2009 at 7:56 am

Way to go Debbie! We are all so proud of you! Thanks for being such a strong voice for our children!


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Posted by unbelievable
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 8, 2009 at 9:05 am

Brian, can you spell "idiot"?
A positive action happens and someone comes back with a negative.


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Posted by vivian williams
a resident of another community
on Jul 8, 2009 at 11:22 am

Dear Debbie,

I have never met you. Your mom and I are first cousins so, I guess that makes us 2nd. cousins. I just wanted to congratulate you on your new positon.
Sounds like you worked real hard to get where you are.
Good for you & all the best to you!

Love,
cousin, Viv, from,St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada.


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Posted by Joan Laursen
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 8, 2009 at 11:28 am

Joan Laursen is a registered user.

Congrats, Debbie! It has been such a pleasure to get to know you over the years and California's children couldn't ask for a better champion!


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Posted by Buford
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I tell you what, they should have picked Kathleen Ruegsegger because she would have brought good ol' Bible teachings and Richard Pombo values to our sissy schools! All this book learning will make our kids weak with San Francisco Values!!! We need our own private school called "The G.W. Bush School of Bible Learning and Guts". Kids would learn how to look for oil, drive pick-ups, clear brush, and listen to their gut. I'm takin' bout AMERICA here!


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Posted by Tony E.
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 8, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Tony E. is a registered user.

Congrats Debbie! I know the quality of service to children you'll bring to the position!


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Posted by Marti Scalise
a resident of Val Vista
on Jul 11, 2009 at 11:27 am

Debbie,
Thank you for your dedication to the children of Pleasanton and California. Enjoy this new adventure.


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