It's hard to believe that my term as President of Maryland PTA has passed so quickly and soon we will be at the 102nd Annual Convention electing new officers.
It should not be surprising, though, because time passes quickly when you are doing something you enjoy with people you respect and admire. Working with Maryland PTA members and leaders across the state has been among the most rewarding experiences I have had. I honor you for your expertise, drive and simple love for our mission...to make every child's potential a reality. I am so gratified to have had the opportunity to contribute to the work of Maryland PTA during the past two years. Of course our job has been made easier by our superbly competent staff, Peggy Aye and Yola Gebers.
I'm certain that 2017 will bring new opportunities to impact education issues as well as challenges, especially with the uncertainty of a new administration and education reform in state and national venues. Nevertheless, I am confident that Maryland PTA will be more than up to the challenge to whatever the year brings.
I look forward to meeting you at Maryland PTA's 102nd Annual Convention to take placeJuly 28-29, 2017at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel in Columbia, Maryland. Look for registration materials to be posted on the website soon.