Educational Institutions

Maryland PTA

  • Glen Burnie, MD
  • http://www.mdpta.org

Mission Statement

The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

We accomplish our mission by: Supporting and speaking on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children; Assisting parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; an aging parents and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

Maryland PTA is a statewide organization servicing all students and schools through out the state of Maryland.

ruling year

1969

President since 2015

Self-reported

Mrs. Elizabeth Ysla Leight

Keywords

Self-reported

child, children, parents, teachers, education, public schools, parent, involvement, safety, health

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EIN

52-0667483

 Number

0868291202

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The National PTA deals with a variety of education issues and develops current information, programs, and projects encouraging parents to participate in their children's education. Working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education and other educational coalitions and organizations, the education department focuses on parent involvement initiatives and education issues affecting children and families.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

Maryland PTA is a statewide organization servicing all students and schools through out the state of Maryland.

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Financials

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MARYLAND CONGRESS OF PARENTS AND TEACHERS INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Maryland PTA

Leadership

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President

Mrs. Elizabeth Ysla Leight

BIO

Elizabeth Ysla Leight was installed as the Maryland PTA President in 2015 at the Maryland PTA 100th Annual Convention. She previously served Maryland PTA as President-Elect, Vice President of Legislation and as Federal Legislative Chair. She also served for two years on the National PTA Legislative Committee. As she began her tenure as the first Hispanic president of Maryland State PTA, Leight said her focus is on developing leadership potential at all levels of PTA and understanding the needs of the diverse student community. Raised as a migrant farmworker and having been a teen parent, Leight understands the challenges students and families face in becoming college and career ready. She hopes to bring renewed energy to PTA and to embrace the future for all children as she seeks to collaborate with fellow education stake-holders to seek much needed funding for public schools.

A lawyer, Leight is a passionate advocate for education and children's issues. She believes that PTA is necessary to provide active parental input into legislative issues while promoting parent, teacher and community involvement in child and education issues.

Her career as a parent advocate and volunteer began over 25 years ago much like that of many other parents, upon entering a kindergarten classroom with her children. In Anne Arundel County, she volunteered in local PTAs and on many educational committees. Her passion for PTA is reflected in her involvement in local unit, council and state PTA activities where she served in a variety of PTA board positions and as an active parent voice at PTA, school and community meetings. Leight believes that the power of unified parents serving as the voice of every child is profound, and she vows to make that voice as passionate and diverse as her 170,000 volunteers across the state who share a common desire to reach out and engage parents on education, health and safety issues. PTA helps parents to advocate on behalf of their schools and for all children.

Leight served two terms on the Maryland Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, on the Judicial Nominating Commission in Anne Arundel County and currently serves on several American Bar Association Committees. She currently serves on the U.S. Department of Labor Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans. She is admitted to practice in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth and her husband, David, have three children and three grandchildren. Their youngest son is in high school in Anne Arundel County.


Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Elizabeth Ysla Leight

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity