Washington Township Parent Council Network

Our Mission and Vision
Our Mission

What We Stand For

The Washington Township Parent Council Network is an independent, non-partisan group of parent advocates of MSDWT students who represent a diverse community in Indianapolis and believe that quality public education is an investment in the future.

Members of the Parent Council Network give their time to actively influence the direction of the District and support positive learning experiences that result in students who are productive contributors throughout their lives.

A Message From

Our President

I joined PCN six years ago because I wanted to be more involved. As a working parent, I found it difficult to volunteer at my childrens’ schools during the day, so when a friend invited me to a Parent Council meeting, I happily accepted. I like learning about what is happening around the district outside of my own childrens’ schools. I like hearing directly from the Superintendent each month. I like hearing about issues that pertain to both of my children even though they are a couple of years apart in school. I like the idea of joining one organization that will stay relevant as my children change from elementary to middle to high school. 

I hope your will consider joining us to learn about how you can make our entire district a better place for our kids!

Kelli Baumgarn

Westlane and North Central Parent

What Parents Are Saying

I joined Parent Council because I wanted to learn more about the big picture issues facing our school district (things like referenda, funding, safety, equity, school board). I like getting the regular updates from the superintendent and school board in person and appreciate being able to ask questions in a public forum. At monthly meetings, I feel I’m getting valuable information that I can share with fellow parents to help keep our schools strong. I also like being active on committees, which allows me to make a difference on issues that I care about.”

Shelley Clark

Eastwood and North Central Parent

“As a new parent to the district, being involved with the Parent Council Network helped me learn how things work in Washington Township. It also helped me answer the many questions I had! 

Attending PCN meetings taught me about the big-picture issues affecting our district, and how I could make a difference. Our schools need our support, and PCN is a great way to get involved, especially for working parents like myself. In one meeting a month, I can truly make MSDWT a better place!”

Crystal Paschal

Nora Parent

I joined Parent Council Network because, as a mom of an elementary student, I realized in talking with parents of older kids that there was a lot going on around the district that I was completely unaware of. Middle school and high school seemed so far off and yet I wanted to be more familiar with those levels before my students reached them. And then upon joining PCN I learned that there is a lot going on in public education around the state that requires parents to be aware, to be involved, and to advocate for our students and teachers. I love that PCN is a district-wide organization – but also that we are continually looking outside of our schools to the “bigger picture” as well.”

Taryn Greaser

Fox Hill and Westlane Parent





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