NCPTA Virtual Annual Convention – July 29-31, 2021

The purpose of the Convention is to:

  • Provide Encouragement, Inspiration and Fellowship
  • Educate through Workshops, Speakers and Exhibits
  • Provide Legislative Updates
  • Present Awards and Celebrate Success
  • Conduct Business
  • Elect Officers

Registration Information:

  • Member Registration –  $55
  • Non-Member Registration (including membership in NCPTA Large Unit) – $65
  • Student Registration – $20
  • Friday Night Guest (Awards Celebration) – $10
  • Registration includes NCPTA Swag



Convention Materials

Virtual Convention Rules 2021

2021-2023 Slate of Officers

Meet the Candidates for President-Elect

Meet Our Guest Speakers

2020 NCPTA Award Winners

2021 NCPTA Annual Convention
July 29-July 31
Tentative Convention Agenda

Thursday, July 29

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Governance Retreat

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Hour

Virtual Exhibitor and Vendor Hall

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Exhibitor and Vendor Hall


Friday, July 30

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Male Engagement

  • Morning WakeUp
  • Greetings from House Representative Brandon Lofton
  • Keynote from Dr. Shaun Woodly, Teach Hustle Inspire
  • Male Teacher Pipeline–Why Men Should Get Into Education?

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Hour

Virtual Exhibitor and Vendor Hall

Training on PTA Leadership, Governance, and More
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.         Breakout Session One

Training Topic Presenter(s)
President and Vice-President NCPTA President Harold Dixon and NCPTA President-Elect Francelia Burwell
Secretary TBD
Treasurer NCPTA Treasurer Tony Proctor
Membership 101 National PTA Darlene Sanchez-Harris

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Break


2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.         Breakout Session Two

Training Topic Presenter(s)
Standing and Special Committees–Advocacy, Audit, Diversity and Inclusion, Membership, Nominating, Reflections, Special Education and Inclusion, Youth Engagement, Male Engagement, Family Engagement  Moderator:  Francelia Burwell
Improving School Ties and Participation Through Pictures Elliott Tyson from Strawbridge Studios
Blue Cross Blue Shield Grant Spotlight and Updates  NCPTA Executive Director Mari Pokornowski and NCPTA Grant Lead Shelly Skeen 
Membership 101 National PTA Darlene Sanchez-Harris


3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.         Friday Closing

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Exhibitor and Vendor Hall

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

NCPTA Awards Ceremony and Virtual Dance Party

Greetings–President Dixon

Inspiration–Awards Committee Chair

Student Entertainment


Saturday, July 31

8:00 a.m.9:45 a.m. 

Diversity and Inclusion Awards Breakfast w/ Guest Speaker Dr. Sharon Contreras, Superintendent of Guilford County Schools

9:45 am. – 10:00 a.m. 


10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

General Session One

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Keynote Eddie B

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

  • Voting
  • Lunch Hour
  • Virtual Exhibitor and Vendor Hall

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

Workshop Session One (60 minutes and 15 minute Q&A)

Strand Presenter’s Name Workshop Title
Advocacy Melissa Radcliff Invisible Sentence: Recognizing, Supporting, and Advocating for Children of Incarcerated and Returning Parents
Special Education Inclusion Catherine Jarboe  The ASD and ADHD Connection: What the Latest Research Tells Us & How This Can Help NC Students
Family Engagement Dr. MariaRosa Rangel Unpacking the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships
Male Engagement NCPTA Male Engagement Committee School Safety Measures
Youth Engagement NCPTA Youth Committee Student Engagement


Advocacy Dr. Kashi Bazemore Advocacy for Beginners
Special Pop Up Session Gena Ward Introduction to MemberHub 21 


2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break


2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 

Workshop Session Two (60 minutes and 15 minute Q&A)

Strand Presenter’s Name Workshop Title
Advocacy Dr. Kashi Bazemore Advanced Advocacy Training: Aspire for Higher
Special Education Inclusion Aimee Combs A Parent’s Role in Special Education
Male Engagement Pat Colson Do You Know Your Rights?
Diversity and Inclusion Jelani Biggs Promoting Inclusion, Workplace Diversity & Housing Equity
Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Wanda Boone Ubuntu:  Together All of Us
Special Education Inclusion Vickie Dieter Inclusion for All Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Diversity and Inclusion  Diversity and Inclusion Committee Do WE Have ALL Voices at the Table?  Making Your PTA/PTSA Inclusive

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.



4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

General Session Two

  • Results of the Election
  • Current President’s Farewell
  • Greetings from Incoming President
  • Closing Session

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