PTA gets new CEO

Posted: June 18, 2008 in Education, success, The Brothas

Embracing the Changing Role of Parents: PTA Names First-Ever Male, African-American CEO

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – June 17, 2008) – In a strategic move that symbolizes the vision of the national organization and the changing role of parents, PTA will name its first-ever male, African-American chief executive officer next week in San Diego.

Representing a long line of visionary leaders since 1897 for an organization once known as the National Congress of Mothers, Byron V. Garrett will be introduced to attendees at the 112th Annual PTA National Convention & Exhibition (June 20-23rd). He will continue the organization’s rich legacy of engaging parents, schools, legislators, and community leaders in improving children’s health, safety, and educational success.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce new, cutting edge methods of connecting families and schools in underrepresented communities to better the lives and futures of our nation’s children,” said Garrett. “This position offers me a new avenue to work on behalf of the issues that lie closest to my heart — families, children, education, and youth development.” (more…)

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