Sheri Few is the Founder and has served as President of SC Parents Involved in Education since June 2000. She founded US Parents Involved in Education in 2014 and serves as President. Sheri led the fight against Common Core in SC that ended with her candidacy for SC Superintendent of Education where she narrowly lost. She was endorsed by Phyllis Schlafly, Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Sheri is known for her expertise on Common Core and education policy, and has been a featured speaker for national and local conferences and radio shows.
Sandy Torosian was born and raised in California where she has been an instructional aid for 25 years. Her fight for children began in 2013 after watching "Building the Machine", and in 2014 she founded Parents Against Common Core. As an active member of Fresno County and City Republican Women Federated, she has spoken out against Common Core issues, including AP U.S. History, at Tea Party Action Nights locally and statewide and has published articles in both her local and hometown newspapers. She plans running for Trustee in the Clovis Unified School District in November, 2016.
Michigan PIE President Melanie Kurdys is an accomplished business person, educator, researcher, activist and mother of three adult children and two grandchildren. Her mathematics degree from University of Michigan has enabled her to work for great companies like IBM, AT&T and Authur Young. She “retired” from Owens Corning Fiberglas as Director of Information Systems to follow her husband around the country. During that time, she was an active school volunteer and in-school math tutor in Louisiana, California, Georgia and Michigan. She was elected to her local school board and ran for Michigan State Board of Education in the 2012 election. As co-founder of Stop Common Core in Michigan, Melanie continues to be a volunteer education advocate for parents, teachers and importantly, kids.
Theresa Hubbard is a Commander in the United States Coast Guard Reserve with 26 years of service. She holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and a BS in Accounting from the University of South Alabama. When not serving on active duty she is involved in education issues in Alabama. She is a State Board member of the Alabama Eagle Forum, a committee member for Alabamians United for Excellence in Education (AUEE). Theresa has spoken out against Common Core locally and statewide, and has been featured in the online news outlets Lagniappe, Yellowhammer, and Breitbart News.
Michelle Earle is an active parental education advocate who researches Federal, State, and Local education policy. Michelle has conducted informational forums and rallied New York State constituents to lobby state capital policy makers. Making New York State history, Michelle assisted in the development of the Stop Common Core ballot line and was an integral part of the group of parents and educators who gathered opt out percentages from 700 New York State school districts while NYS Education Department refused to release the data at the height of Opt Out of standardized testing mandates movement where 240k participated in 2015.
A retired travel agent, Michelle lives in the beautiful Fingerlakes wine country region of Upstate New York with her husband and two daughters. Her hobbies include traveling, restoring her 1800’s Victorian home, cooking and organic gardening. Michelle is also the New York PIE President.
April Few is the young, enthusiastic Communications Director for the national non-profit education policy organization, U.S. Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) where she has been employed for three years. In this role, she coordinates national calls with PIE chapter presidents across the country, serves as Secretary for the USPIE Marketing Committee, and is the organization’s website content manager.
April has been a featured guest for education policy issues on national and local talk radio shows around the country. In 2017, April organized and scheduled a USPIE Leadership Team trip to Washington, DC where they met with key legislators and other like-minded organizations.
April is also a certified Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Specialist and is passionate about helping South Carolina youth avoid risky behavior to achieve optimal health outcomes.