2016-2017 PTA Executive Board Members
Melissa Bryant, President
Yvonne Curtis, VP Fundraising
Jennifer Jackson, VP Communications
Shawna Theriault, Treasurer
Keri Hinckle, Secretary
What is PTA?
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. An organization of parents, teachers, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, the PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children. Nearly 6.5 million people belong to this nonprofit, noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan organization. The National PTA advocates before decision-makers for children's rights to better health, education, and well-being; working closely with other national education and health agencies and organizations. It provides current information and offers programs, guidance, publications and training to state and local PTA groups in developing family-centered programs and encouraging parental involvement in all areas of a child's life.
Our Vision • Mission • Purpose
PTA Vision – Making every child’s potential a reality.
PTA Mission – PTA is
A powerful voice for all children,
A relevant resource for families and communities, and
A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
PTA Purpose –
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship;
To raise the standards of home life;
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth;
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth; and
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.