National PTA Secretary-Treasurer to Speak at Parent Education and Leadership Conference

Laura Bay, secretary-treasurer of National PTA, will address hundreds of parents and educators in North Carolina at the NCPTA Parent Education and Leadership Conference, which will be held May 31 – June 1, 2013, in Raleigh. Bay has been involved in local unit, council, and regional PTA activities for many years. She has volunteered in a variety of PTA committee member and leadership positions, including serving as the Washington State PTA president in 2007-2009.

Bay believes that the power of PTA is found in the passionate and diverse volunteers who share a common desire to reach out and engage parents; support their community in voicing their needs concerning education and health/safety issues; and grow as leaders prepared to advocate anywhere and at any time.

Workshop topics for this year’s conference will include Advocacy, Common Core, Just ASK School Health Grants, Leadership Trainings for Officers, Parent Power, Resources for Military Families, and WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students).

The 2013 Summer Leadership Training is combined this year with the Parent Education Conference. Registration for the conference will open April 15.