We are definitely in an era of change! An organization once known as the Congress of Mothers will now be lead by two men! For the first time in its 113-year history, the National PTA will install a father as its National President. That’s why PTA is offering an exclusive LIVE webcast, so you can be the first to meet the new National PTA President, Chuck Saylors, who will be installed at the PTA national convention on June 28th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
The webcast will also feature Byron V. Garrett, the organizations first-ever male CEO, and offer the opportunity for parents who can’t attend the convention to reap the benefits of asking each expert questions via email and have them answered during the live webcast!
As new online strategies take the world by storm, Saylors and Garrett will focus many of their upcoming efforts on getting parents and teachers involved with new tools by offering conversation and updates on Facebook and Twitter, engaging National PTA members with these new Social Media platforms.
The webcast will also offer information on important topics such as: strategic planning and priorities for the National PTA for the next two years, how National PTA is working with the Obama Administration and reauthorization of NCLB, positive impact of male involvement and ways in which men can get involved, and summer tips to stay ready for back to school season!
I’m hearing a lot about this becoming a gender issue. After reading this guy’s bio, I’m finding out that he’s a dedicated father and has been a long time member of the PTA since the 1980’s–that’s more than 2 decades. I like how he started off as a volunteer for his son’s school. My point is that these positions take commitment and dedication to a generally thankless job. I commend Chuck for standing up to take the job. When it comes to things like this, we should remember the mission of the PTA.
The overall purpose of PTA
- 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.
Let’s concentrate on the children and let Chuck do the job he’s been trained for. Chuck, you’ve inspired and motivated me. Keep up the good work!
The webcast of this event will be at 2:00PM EST on June 24th.
KIDS (Kids’Interest=Dual Support)hopes to keep more fathers in their children’s lives by updating the custody standard to PRESUMED SHARED PARENTING. Though research clearly indicates that kids do best with two involved parents in their lives, 85% of the time mothers win custody & fathers become visitors–yet children & fathers want more time with each other.
With a third of our children living without their fathers & a 30% dropout rate, we need to stop this epidemic.
We have grassroots support from children’s rights, fathers’ rights, & shared parenting groups throughout the country, but we need to show our state legislators that there is also support from groups like the PTA, groups that work primarily with/for children. Mr. Saylors, can you give us your written endorsement on business letterhead for PRESUMED SHARED PARENTING (or for the need to study custody standards, including PRESUMED SHARED PARENTING)?
Thanks from a grandmother, retired teacher, & daughter of a past PTA president!
Sheila Peltzer, President of KIDS, an affiliate of ACFC (American
Coalition for Fathers & Childre)
475 Fenton Pl.
Charlotte, NC 28207