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Sheri Few is the Founder and has served as President of SC Parents Involved in Education since June 2000, which expanded into U.S. Parents Involved in Education in 2014. USPIE’s mission is to end the U.S. Department of Education and all federal education mandates in an effort to restore parental and local control of education. As USPIE President, Sheri is a national spokesperson on education policy and has been featured on Fox News, Newsmax, CBN, Lindell TV, Breitbart, Townhall.com, Western Journal, American Thinker and The Washington Times. She is also featured on NPR and nationally as well as regionally on radio stations across the country. Sheri most recently served as Executive Producer of USPIE’s documentary titled Truth & Lies in American Education released in May 2022.
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.
Johnnelle Raines is a Christian wife and mother of four who is blessed with 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She graduated from Sacred Heart College in Belmont, NC and earned a teaching degree in Elementary Education. After teaching 1st grade in public school for 6 years she went on to Western Carolina University to receive her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught in NC for 30 years and retired in 2003. She and her husband moved to SC to live on property that’s been in her husband’s family since the Civil War. She enjoys gardening, canning, boating, camping, traveling and is an avid reader. After retiring from teaching she became an advocate for educational reform and joined SC Parents Involved in Education as an activist to end Common Core. She also is presently the Leadership Director of a grassroots group “Conservatives of the Upstate” in SC. She continues being an activist in helping USPIE fight the good fight. Her love of children and love of God keeps her motivated to continue the battle for quality education.