Legacy of Leadership
From our humble beginnings in 1909, Texas PTA has grown into the state’s largest child advocacy association with over 500,000 members. Our success has been driven by the grassroots leadership of concerned parents, educators, and community members who are dedicated to making every child’s potential a reality. Texas PTA is proud to offer Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) to help ensure a new generation of dedicated leaders who are working to support student success!
PTA’s commitment to engage families and communities as powerful advocates for children reaches across all cultural and socioeconomic boundaries. The Emerging Leaders Academy is an opportunity to identify and support dedicated volunteers from diverse backgrounds, while equipping them with skills to become effective, successful leaders within PTA and throughout their communities. This series of four, one-day sessions will provide participants with proven strategies in outreach, communication, advocacy, and family engagement.
Who Is an Emerging Leader?
Whether it’s the PTA volunteer who organizes the multicultural night at your campus or a co-worker who organizes a reading program at the local library, leaders can be found in every corner of our communities. ELA seeks to support a diverse group of volunteers who are committed to creating successful schools through these fundamental characteristics:
- Demonstrates a passion for our vision that every child’s potential is a reality.
- Exhibits visionary and forward-thinking leadership qualities.
- Reflects professionalism, integrity and PTA values.
- Believes PTA should be an inclusive association for all.
- Strives to increase family engagement through programs and PTA membership.
- Seeks personal development to provide long-term leadership within their community.
Join the Class of 2019
The application for the Class of 2019 is now open!
Before submitting the online application, review the Candidate Application Summary to prepare your responses. When you are ready, follow this link to complete the application. The submission deadline for applicants is December 17, 2018. Note: Any information entered online will not be saved if the application is closed before completion.
Program participation, including travel and meals, is provided at no cost to the selected candidates. Attendance at four ELA sessions is required and selected candidates should plan on arriving the afternoon prior to the published session date. ELA sessions are hosted at the Texas PTA State Office in Austin on the following dates:
- Tuesday, February 26, 2019
- Monday, June 10, 2019
- Monday, September 9, 2019
- Monday, October 28, 2019
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
|Class of 2017-2018||School District|
|Femi Ayadi||Fort Bend ISD|
|Amanda Castro||Hays CISD|
|Jennifer Davis||Corpus Christi ISD|
|Naomi Davis||Keller ISD|
|Casey Gaines||Weatherford ISD|
|Victoria Goldman||El Paso ISD|
|Rebecca Harrison||Leander ISD|
|Angelic Martinez||Edgewood ISD|
|Sena Naas||Frisco ISD|
|Rebeca Rangel||Dallas ISD|
|Alexis Bierman Roberts||San Antonio NEISD|
|Stacie Smith||Wylie ISD|