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2021 Summer Leadership Training Highlights

The 2021 Huntsville Council of PTAs' Virtual Summer Leadership Training was held on July 17, 2021. If you joined us as a PTA officer, leader, community supporter, or simply were interested in knowing what the PTA does, then we want to thank you for taking the time to tune in into the Virtual Training. We hope that during this training you acquired the knowledge needed to PTA effectively.

Thank you to our guest speakers,

  • Donna McCurry, ALPTA President

  • Christie Finley, HCS Superintendent

  • Adam Pearson, Co-Founder & COO Glimpse K12

  • Russ Dunford, Mathnasium

  • Jeremy Blair, CEO Wellstone Inc.

  • Michelle Persons, Michele Brashear, Master Parent Educators, Military Child Education Coalition

  • Leigh-Ann Brown, HCS School Counseling Services Coordinator

  • Lady Smith, Owner, Snail on the Wall Bookstore

  • Aimee Rush, Senior Workforce Strategist(Spur Staffing)

  • Melissa Lindsey, Executive Director of Prevention & Support

  • Copper Banking, Rachel Pendergrass

Speakers presented various topics, and inspired all attendees to be ready for the upcoming school year!

All registrants were entered into a drawing to win one of six door prizes. Attendees also received a free "I AM PTA" bag.

The SLT Schedule was a success with only a few minor technical issues due to internet connectivity and bandwidth limitations. We are so thankful for your support and patience during the SLT. The videos of the presentations will be available soon to view at your leisure.

In addition the Huntsville Council of PTA's has comprised valuable resources that can be used to train, enhance and inform your PTA. Click link to access Run Your PTA.

Finally thank you to our 2021-2022 HCPTA Officers for your time, effort and support!

Chasity McMillan|HCPTA President Deb Stern|HCPTA & ALPTA Treasurer

Nihan Yalim|Reflections Coordinator Jennifer Pearson|VP of Leadership Development

Jeniece Willis-Wilmer|Secretary Melvin Scruggs|Concessions Manager

Courtney Zarrilli| VP of Programs Lisa Hudson|VP of Legislative Affairs

Jovonne Foster|VP of Membership Sarp Yalim|Technology Chair Committee.

2021 SLT Schedule

9:00am-9:10am Welcome - HCPTA President

9:10am-9:15am Opening Remarks - ALPTA President

9:15am-9:20am Opening Remarks - HCS Superintendent

9:20am-9:30am Message from National PTA President

9:30am-9:50am Guest Speaker - Adam Pearson

9:50am-10:00am DOOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY

10:00am-10:15am Mathnasium

10:15am-10:45am Mental Health & Wellness After the Pandemic - Wellstone, Inc.

10:45am-11:25am Engaging Parents, Resources & Support - Military Child Education Coalition

11:25am-11:40am Anti-Bullying in Huntsville City Schools/College & Career Planning - HCS, School Counseling Services Coordinator

11:40am-12:05pm Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion in your PTA

12:05pm-12:10pm PTA Fundraiser Opportunity - Snail on the Wall

12:10pm-12:25pm Spur Staffing

12:25pm-12:35pm Mobile Banking App for Teens & Parents - Copper Banking

12:35pm-12:45pm DOOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY

12:45pm-1:00pm BREAK

1:00pm-1:25pm Funding the Vision - Milton Frank Concessions

1:25pm-1:50pm Understanding My Role as PTA Secretary

1:50pm-2:25pm What I Need to Know as President

2:25pm-2:55pm Good Standing, Why Does It Matter?


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