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Maryland PTA 102nd Annual Convention
July 28-29, 2017
Sheraton Columbia Town Center
Empowering A New Generation of Leaders


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Welcome to the Maryland PTA Website


A Word From Our President

MDPTA President Elizabeth Ysla Leight



Dear PTA Members and Colleagues,

I look forward to seeing you at the 2017 102nd Annual Maryland PTA Convention in Columbia, Maryland in July at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center.  Our theme "Empowering a New Generation of Leaders" reflects Maryland PTA's commitment to building strong PTA leaders and working toward education excellence.

The Maryland PTA Convention is my favorite meeting of the year because it brings us together in a casual setting to network; learn about new topics, share business practices, to discuss topics of interest, and to socialize with friends – both new and old. Over the next few months, we hope you will take time to return to the Maryland PTA website to review announcements regarding State and National speakers who will address timely issues of interest to PTA leaders.

For now, it is important for you to register and take advantage of the Maryland PTA Early Bird Registration beginning on March 31st and continuing until May 31st.  If new officers are elected, we hope they will come to the Maryland PTA Convention to receive important officer training, especially Treasurer training.

I am sure you will have a great time at the Maryland PTA 102nd Annual Convention and would like to thank the PTA volunteer members who have taken time to create an exceptional program for you. I look forward to seeing you in Columbia and hope you find exploring the local cultural activities and restaurants just plain fun.  

Warmest Regards,

   Elizabeth Ysla Leight, Esq.


   Maryland PTA

Sent on Behalf of Jim Accomando, President, National PTA


Dear Presidents,


The new 2017-2018 Back-To-School Kit website is up and running! And we have made some big changes to help you work smarter this year.

The PTA Leaders (formerly PTA President), Finance and Membership sections have been revamped and you’ll find them even more user-friendly than before.

As always, you can expect valuable tools, resources and downloads designed to help you run your PTA. They're all easy-to-navigate and easy-to-understand, no matter which level of leadership you're preparing for. And you can access all of this info from your smart phone, tablet or laptop—anyplace, anytime.

You will need to register and login to access the website. But rest-assured, the process is easy with step-by-step instructions at PTA.org/BTSK that will help you navigate the sign-in.

Get started now at PTA.org/BTSKRegister. 

When you register, we will send you a Recruitment Tool—a printed packet of PTA marketing materials—and a poster-sized calendar of PTA events for the upcoming school year. We will mail them at the end of July.


We will send more information about the launch to ALL OUR MEMBERS later today and in the days ahead. If you have any questions, feel free to email BackToSchool@PTA.org. Until then, enjoy the summer and let us prepare you for an exciting new school year.


Jim Accomando

National PTA President


2017 National PTA Convention








Maryland PTA 102nd Annual Convention!

July 28 - 29, 2017


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Maryland PTA Proposed Bylaws Admendments

for the 2017 Annual Convention

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Maryland PTA Slate of Candiates for 2017-2019

In accordance with Maryland PTA bylaws, Article X, Section 6, "The Nominating and Board Development Committee shall publish the slate of nominees sixty (60) days prior to the annual convention".

The Nominating and Board Development Committee reports the following

for the 2017- 2019 term:

President-Elect                                                                           No Candidate

VP for Leadership Development                                           Ernest Moore

VP for Advocacy                                                                        Marla Posey-Moss

VP for Councils                                                                          Deborah Demery

Secretary                                                                                     No Candidate

Treasurer                                                                                     No Candidate

Nominating and Board Development (3 Members)          No Candidate

Anyone interested in running from the floor must comply with Maryland PTA bylaws Article IX, Section 3c, "Nominees from the floor must have submitted a complete nomination packet to the Nominating and

Board Development Committee 30 days prior to the annual convention".

If you are interested please submit a completed packet by close of business, 4:30 pm, Wednesday,

June 28, 2017. Packets will be available on the Maryland PTA website at www.mdpta.org.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Alexander-Sedgwick, Nominating and Board Development Chair, at nominating@mdpta.org.



Come to the 2017 Maryland PTA 102nd Annual Convention!

July 28 - 29, 2017

Sheraton Columbia Town Center



        James L. Accomando                                  Jerry D. Miller, Esquire

        President National PTA                             Joseph Greenwald & LAAKE, PA


Keynote Speakers       



                 Athanasia Kyriakakos                                                    Freeman A. Hrabowski, III 

      Maryland’s 2016 Teacher of the Year                    President, University of Maryand Baltimore County 

                                                                            Guest Speakers




               Yvonne Johnson                                                               Ethan Clarks         

      National PTA Board of Directors                           Manager, Education & Arts Initatives

                                                                                                         National PTA




                                                                                                                     Alvin Butler Sr.  

                                                                                                              Director of Text 2 Stop it, Inc.


       William E. (Brit) Kirwan, Ph.D., Chair

      Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education   












Maryland PTA 2016-2017 Scholarship Winners


 Bryanne Cahalla, North Caroline High School in Caroline  County

                     Katie Hopwood, South Carroll High School in Carroll County

Rebecca Johnson, Leonardtown High School in St. Mary's

Adam Loving, Catonsville High School in Baltimore County

Mary Mulligan, Kent Island High School in Queen Anne's County




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