My name is Amanda Goodwin and I am mom to 2 kids, Ariana and Addison. Ariana is in 2nd Grade at Thornton, and Addison will be joining Kindergarten in 2026. In the real world I’m a therapist at Goodwin Counseling Services and this is my first year being president if the Thornton Central School PTO! I am so excited to see what positive changes we can bring to our students and community!
When my oldest started at Thornton, we did not know anyone. We had gone to daycare/preschool outside of Thornton so we didn’t have those built-in connections everyone seemed to have on the first day of kindergarten. I wanted to connect with my Thornton community and get to know our new school faculty and administration. I decided to reach out to our PTO and see how I could get involved. And I joined the first monthly PTO meeting. It was a very small group of people working together to support the school however I felt that I could be an asset. It was great be part of such an open and collaborative working group within our school community. By being a part of the PTO I feel intricately connected to the school. I want to show my kids what community is and allow them to be a part of something larger.
Even if you only have a small window of time to help, it’s worthwhile. The PTO can use you for 30 minutes of set-up for an event table, or as a room parent to help your child’s teacher, or chaperoning a field trip. My grandmother always said “many hands make light work” an adage I can see come to life every day at Thornton Central School.
I hope you'll join us at the next PTO meeting. We can't do it without you!
I’m a mom who has 2 kiddos that attend Thornton Central School. I wanted to find a way to be more involved with them at school so I thought being a part of the PTO would be fun.
I have 20 years in banking/financial experience so being the Treasurer of the PTO is a great opportunity. When not doing PTO stuff my husband and I own Ruffled Feathers Property Services business doing cleaning and landscaping in Waterville Valley. When we are not working you can always find us working around our own house or enjoying kayaking, biking or skiing with the kiddos.
I look forward to making some lasting relationships with other parents in the community while supporting our local school and our children.