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2023-2024 PTSO Board

Please vote for the incoming Board members for the 2023-2024 Board Members.

Preeti Krishna for Vice President

My name is Preeti Krishna and I’ll be joining WMS PTSO as the new 2023-2024 Vice President. I want to introduce myself and express how excited I am to be part of this group and serve you. 

Growing up in India I’ve had the opportunity to travel across the country and gain rich diverse cultural experiences. Upon landing in the United States I completed my Masters from The University of Kansas (I’m a fan of JayHawks and KC Chiefs!), after which I worked in multiple roles with varied responsibilities in the areas of Finance, Digital Transformation Consulting, Program Management and Strategic Leadership and continue to gain experiences travelling across the United States.


As a devoted mother of a 12 year old boy in WMS 7th grade, a wife and a Senior Technology Executive at a leading global food company focusing on human and animal nutrition, I’m strongly committed to serving the community. I currently serve as an Executive Board member for a Youth Development non-profit organization and looking to work with PTSO and each of you this year.

Caroline Trinh for Vice President

As a Queen City native I've ways felt strongly about my commitment to volunteering in schools my children have attended. I've been involved in all levels for each child from Committee Chairs to BOE.


My experience as chair of the yard sale and BFF committee has readied me for the Vice President position here at WMS.  I feel it is important to be involved because you only get out what you put into it!  Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to your support.

Kimberly Church for Secretary

I graduated from the Naval Academy and served as a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer. After the Navy, I worked in nuclear operations at a commercial power plant and then as a supply chain lead for new builds and servicing existing nuclear power plants. 
I enjoy being involved in the local community. I have served as Vice chair for the Town of Weddington’s Public Safety Committee, my local church’s Long Range Planning team, and am currently ending my 3-year term as Antioch Elementary‘s PTO president. 
I have a rising 4th, 6th, and 8th grader. I hope to continue to support the community, especially our WMS families. 

Patty Palace for President

 am a Senior Real Estate Investor and a Senior Attorney Assistant. A few aspects that sets me apart are that I am bilingual English and Spanish, I have knowledge about International Real Estate Investments, Business Immigration Laws and Performance Arts. I have a strong work ethics and I am flexible to adapt to changes while exceeding expectations in my company organization and my willingness to learn.


I have over 38 years of experience  in Real Estate and started managing my family developments and rentals at a very young age. I have also practiced business immigration with outstanding law firms, and I have assisted a large amount of clients and corporations during my career. Including Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.


I also possess a sub – specialty in performing arts. I always find time to pursue my passion in the performing arts and entertainment business, I am currently teaching ballet in my own private dance studio and also I am working as executive producer for my first feature film. I am located in Charlotte, North Carolina but I have traveled extensively. 


In the fullness of time, I enjoy working with people of all kinds of national origins, and I invite everybody to connect with me to talk about any subject including but not limited to Real estate investments, business immigration and performance arts.

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