Dee Hensley-Maclean has been married to George 32 years and they are the parents of two adult children; Meg who is working on her Master’s at the University of Washington and Alton who graduated from Montana State University and is currently working on his commercial pilot’s license. She has worked and served in the non-profit sector over 40 years.
When Dee was a child, she had a fear of water. While living in Florida, she overcame that fear by facing it head on. Not only did she learn to swim, she became a certified SCUBA diver. For those who are unfamiliar with that process, the final test requires what we call “buddy breathing”…..an incredibly apprehensive act of trusting another person to keep you alive. She learned that bravery can result in confidence and boldness. That lesson brings her here.
Like many in PTA, Dee became an advocate once she became a parent. Since 1999, when her first child started kindergarten, she joined a handful of parents who formed a grassroots PTA local unit. She is a past state President of Montana PTA and has served in many other positions, from local, state and National level.
Every life experience helps us grow and each step forward reveals opportunity. Each experience teaches patience, tenacity and teamwork. Even with failure, much is learned. Our work as leaders is to develop a climate of learning, training and support for our future leaders so they may have success as they aspire and share our PTA mission and vision. Being elected and installed as a member of the NLRC is exciting as we look to discover new leaders.
We don’t fill vacancies. We discover leaders.