Board of Director Nominees' Bios


The nomination committee is honored to announce the nominees for the Alabama State PTA Board of Directors. Other candidates are encouraged to run from the floor. Elections to be held at the Alabama State Convention on Saturday, April 25th. Read more about each candidate below:

2015-2017 Slate of Officers


Donna McCurry

Candidate for President

PTA Activities:


Trained as a TCBI presenter.


Currently serving as Treasurer Alabama PTA for my second term. Past Reflections Chair.


Current Treasurer of the Jefferson County Council of PTA’s. Past Positions include: President, First Vice President and Treasurer (Jefferson County) and Secretary (Montgomery County).


Member since 1990, both in Montgomery and in Birmingham. Past Positions include: President of local elementary PTA unit (Montgomery County) and local High School PTA unit (Jefferson County). Past Treasurer for local elementary PTA unit (Montgomery County).

Other Activities:

Volunteer teacher/mentor in the state prison system.

Supervisor for Primary Elementary Education at Church.

National Speech Coordinator in Atlanta for Lads to Leaders, Inc.

Secretary, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education.


Married to Louis “Skip” McCurry past Secretary for Alabama PTA. One daughter Virginia McCurry Johnson, a Professor at Samford University. One son, Louis William McCurry, III, a Police officer in Georgia. Occupation: Part Time accountant and Full time volunteer.


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Donna Russell

Candidate for Vice President of Leadership and Development

Donna Russell is Executive Director of the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that works with teachers and students all over the state. The Alabama Alliance for Arts Education is the Arts Advocacy organization for the State of Alabama. Russell’s duties include overseeing office and programming staff, organizing summer workshops and Advocacy Day activities, keeping up with current trends in arts education, and supporting programs, policies and practices that ensure that all Alabamians can discover and develop their talents, have access to a comprehensive arts education and have enough knowledge of the arts to understand the cultural heritage of others.

Donna currently serves as Alabama PTA Reflections Chair, and is a Past Cultural Arts Chair for Alabama PTA. Past positions include; Reflections Chair, Ways & Means Committee Chair on the Council level, President, Reflections Chair, and Fundraising Chair for Carver Elementary and Bear Elementary Schools in Montgomery. Donna has been a member of Alabama PTA since 1994, in Montgomery and recently in Gadsden.