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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!

About ELA

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:

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:

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