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Welcome to the Maryland PTA Website


A Word From Our President

MDPTA President Elizabeth Ysla Leight

Embracing the Future for All Children!

100 Years of Advocacy for Children,

Families and Teachers

Access, Equity and Excellence

On this important week, Maryland PTA wants to say “thank you” to all teachers for their tireless efforts on behalf of all Maryland students. Teachers have one of the most challenging, and most important, jobs that literally change lives every day. On behalf of Maryland PTA, and all our members, we want teachers to know that the long hours and hard work you do every day on behalf of Maryland students is greatly appreciated. Thank you for engaging with parents, and fostering the spark of potential in every student. Together with parents, you lay the foundation to a future of opportunities for all students.

Thank you for the privilege of your time and for everything you do on behalf of the children of Maryland.

Warm regards,

Elizabeth Ysla Leight, Esq.



Below are the packets approved, by the Nominating and Board Development Committee, for distribution.

Letter of Interest

Letter of Interest Student Member


Join your fellow Maryland PTA members!

August 5 - 6, 2016

DoubleTree Hilton

8727 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Attend Convention!

          • Training Sessions
          • Panel Discussions
          • Networking Opportunities
          • Bylaw Amendments
          • Award Recognitions

Maryland PTA has planned an exciting and rewarding experience for you.  Visit with other PTA Leaders, Exhibitors and Sponsors to learn new ways to build and maintain a successful PTA. Join us as we celebrate our Reflections, Membership and Council Award recipients.


National PTA Board Member Scott Allen will speak at the

Maryland PTA 101st Annual  Convention!

Scott Allen was born in Montana and has lived in Pennsylvania, California, Virginia and Washington state. Allen earned a BBA from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas and while there worked as an assistant/attendant for a quadriplegic student. He earned his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., receiving a Junior Achievement Volunteer scholarship as well as working in the credit and banking industries.  (Click here to read full bio)




We hope you will attend our Annual Maryland PTA Convention!

All PTA leaders attending the Maryland PTA Convention will have opportunities to learn something new to help build and maintain a successful PTA. Learn new skills as you collaborate with parents, teachers and school administrators.


Attend the Emerging Minority Leaders (EML) Conference!

Be there for the Reflections Awards Luncheon! 

The following proposed 2016 bylaws amendments will be voted on during convention.  Download the proposed amendments HERE.


Early Bird Registration Discount Codes: EARLYBIRD & EARLYBIRDEML

Maryland PTA represents over 170,000 PTA volunteers in 947 schools and countless more students throughout the state. As a sponsor for our Maryland PTA 101st Annual Convention you show your support for Maryland's communities and children.  Click below to see how you can show your support and be recognized throughout our Convention. 


As an Exhibitor at our Maryland PTA 101st Annual Convention you have the an opportunity to interface with many of our 170,000 Maryland PTA members.  Showcase your special services of interest to parents, educators and education stakeholders who will be attending the Maryland PTA 101st Annual Convention.




Enjoy downtown Silver Spring!  

Downtown Silver Spring offers shopping, theatre, entertainment and fantastic dining experiences; something for the entire family to enjoy.  Click the link to plan your evenings in Silver Spring.  www.SilverSpringDowntown.com

Reserve your room today!

The DoubleTree by Hilton is located a few blocks from the nearest Metrorail Red Line and MARC Commuter rail, Brunswick Line.  A free shuttle is available to pick you up from the station.  Once you're settled in your room, you are walking distance from major downtown attractions.

Click HERE to make your room reservation and see the fantastic amenities available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Silver Spring.


Convention Awards

Golden Apple, Family of the Year, Educator of the Year, Dad 4 PTA, Maryland Lifetime Achievement Award, National PTA Life Achievement Award, Maryland PTA Phyllis Reed Award

Maryland PTA’s Awards Committee seeks nominations for outstanding PTA members to be recognized at the Maryland PTA 101st Annual Convention on August 5 – 6, 2016.


All awards are given to individuals whose contributions to PTA are exemplary.  Individuals who serve as models for others in their community. Individuals who maintain the integrity of the organization by living up to the Purposes and Mission of PTA.

This is your opportunity to recognize and thank a special person you know who goes above and beyond for all children, the one who acts as a tireless advocate for children’s education, health, and well-being.




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