Congratulations Bronze Acorn Recipients

The North Carolina PTA recognizes PTAs across the state throughout the year for building strong teams of parent, teacher and community volunteers (learn more about Membership Record Awards).

The Bronze Acorn Award acknowledges PTAs whose membership as of March 15 has increased by at least 10 percent compared to the previous year.

Click here to view the list of recipients.

NCPTA 2021-2023 Officer Slate

2021-2023 Officer Slate

The NCPTA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the Slate for State Officers for the 2021-2023 term. The Nominating Committee will present the Slate to delegates at the NCPTA Virtual Convention.

President-Elect: Dr. Shaneeka Moore-Lawrence
My name is Shaneeka Moore-Lawrence and I am honored to be slated as NCPTA President-Elect. NCPTA promotes four things that I hold dearly—students, families, educators, and community. Born in Wilson and raised in Durham, I have been involved with PTA since I was a kindergartener–attending PTA meetings with my mom who was also a teacher at the elementary school where I attended. Fast forward many decades and I am proud to say that I have enhanced my work, dedication, and commitment to PTA in many ways. I have been a parent member of my son’s schools’ local PTAs since he was in kindergarten and he is now a senior in high school; I even served on the PTA Board at my son’s elementary school. In addition, for the last 21 years, I have been a teacher or administrator member of every school PTA in which I have worked. I am passionate about collaborating with and empowering students, families, educators, community members, and community organizations to further the mission of NCPTA to make every child’s potential a reality.

I have wholeheartedly served on the NCPTA Board of Directors for four years and during this time I have been honored to work in several capacities including Convention Committee Chair, Events Committee Chair, Strategic Planning and Human Resource Committee Chair, member of the Executive Committee, member of the Nominating Committee, and member of the NCPTA Internet Access and Device Grant Review Team, and member of the NCPTA COVID Relief Grant Review Team. During the pandemic, I have been blessed to be able to aid NCPTA in reaching its members by spearheading the planning and hosting of the virtual events that we have offered since March 2020 including NCPTA Convention 2020, NCPTA Virtual Learning Summer Symposium, NCPTA & North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services School Reopening Town Hall, NCPTA Gates Town Hall meetings, NCPTA Winter Symposium, NCPTA Youth Symposiums, NCPTA Special Education Inclusion Town Hall.

When not “PTAing”, I am a twenty-one year educator with many years as a teacher and now a principal; I am also active in my home, church, and community. My son’s schedule keeps me busy with daily athletic practice and weekly games; those coupled with my duties as Team Mom and Booster Club President. At my church, I am a faithful member serving as President of the Music Department, Chair of Life Line Academy Youth Programming, Member of the Education Committee, usher, choir director, and choir member. My community activism includes volunteering, mentoring youth and other educators, and more.

One of my favorite quotes comes from Danny Thomas, “Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” My life is sweeter because of the joy I get from helping others. I look forward to helping increase NCPTA’s role in enhancing outcomes for all children.


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NCPTA Special Education for “Inclusion for ALL” Virtual Town Hall

Join the North Carolina Parent Teacher Association’s (NCPTA) Special Education for “Inclusion for ALL“, a Virtual Town Hall

Saturday, March 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Click here to download and share the flyer.

Register here          

Registration closes Thursday, March 4, 2021

You must register to receive the event’s Zoom link and other updates about the event including pre-registration for breakout sessions.


MC: Ryan Jor El- Author, Speaker, Host, Co-Host “Trending” on WCCB Charlotte Author

Keynote Speaker: Doreen Byrd, Senior Parent Educator at Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC)


Workshop & Presenters: 

Title:  Making the Connection: Communication is Key
Presenter: Beverly Roberts, Family Engagement Manager, NCSIP Coordinator at Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC )

Title:  Tips for Helping Students on the Autism Spectrum in a Remote Learning Environment
Presenter: Dr. Jill Howard, Child and Adolescent Psychologist; Director of Early Intervention Services for the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development

Title: Least Restrictive Environment: What It Means for All
Presenters: Dr. Kristin Bell, Executive Director for Exceptional Children’s Programs with Durham Public Schools,
Wendy Vavrousek, Exceptional Children’s Director for Elementary Schools with Durham Public Schools