PTA History

For more than 100 years, National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) has worked toward bettering the lives of every child in education, health and safety. Founded in 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, National PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education.

Today’s PTA is a network of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools.

Padonia Elementary School PTA is part of the Maryland and National PTA network. As part of the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation this year we are going to follow the legacy pass down to us from the NPTA and MPTA and we will renew our commitment to being a powerful voice for all children; be a relevant resource for parents; and strong advocate for public education.


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