Delaware PTA State Board Call for Nominations for 2015-2017

 The Delaware PTA Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2015-2017 Delaware Board of Directors. Please note that all board positions are for two-years and the election for these positions will be held at the November 2015 Delaware PTA State Convention. Nominations are open to anyone interested in promoting the mission and vision of Delaware PTA.

Nominations are due on September 10, 2015 for the following positions


  • President,
  • 1st Vice President,
  • Region I Vice President (Brandywine)
  • Region III VP (Christina)
  • Region V Vice President (Smyrna)
  • Region VII Vice President ( Cape Henlopen & Indian River)


A description of the officer roles can be found in Article XI Duties of Officers of the Delaware PTA Bylaws


Please send the completed DPTA Nomination Form 2015 and DPTANomineeBioForm_2015 via email to

susan.parsons@delawarepta.org  or mail the completed forms to the state office at

Delaware PTA

Attn: Nominating Committee

925 Bear Corbitt Rd

Bear, DE 19701

In addition to the above officer positions, Delaware PTA is currently soliciting applications of intent to serve on one of our state committees for the 2015-16 school year. 



 HB 50 Parent Opt Out ACTION ALERT – ACT NOW

HB 50 has been released from the Senate Education Committee and is now headed for the full Senate.

We have been informed that Senator Sokola is considering a possible amendment to HB 50 that would allow parents to opt out any state and/or district assessment, not just Smarter Balanced as states in HB 50.

As Delaware PTA and many of you have repeatedly stated, there is value in many of the other district and state level assessments. Many of these assessments actually provide the type of data and information that SBAC does not provide. We want these assessments.  Right now we are seeing a very deliberate attempt from opponents of HB 50 to detract from the deficiencies in Smarter Balanced by circulating inaccurate and misleading information on the the efficacy of this assessment and shifting the focus to district level assessments and away from Smarter Balanced.

So we are asking each and every one of you to email the Senators and urge them to vote YES on HB 50 in its current form, with no additional amendments.


Email Senator Sokola and ask him to support parents and teachers and reconsider adding any amendments to HB 50.
 Opting out of other assessments WILL NOT fix the problems inherent with the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Getting rid of other assessments WILL NOT address the shortcomings of the Smarter Balanced Assessments. We know this, and now our Senators need to hear it from you.

Use the link below to obtain the email addresses of all Delaware Senators

2015 Senators



August 25, 2015, 5:30pm at AG Waters Middle School RSVP TODAY

Aug 2015 – State Office TBD

Aug 2015 – Kent County TBD

Sept 2015 Christina TBD





Exciting Opportunities to Join the Delaware State PTA Board of Directors

We currently have vacancies for several positions within the Delaware PTA State Board and we are looking for the right people to join our team.

With close to 8000 members, Delaware State PTA is the largest volunteer association dedicated to the education, health, welfare, safety of all children in the state of Delaware. When you join the Delaware State PTA, you support local, state and national efforts to improve the lives of children and their families.

We provide training and ongoing support for all positions/roles! Come join our team and see what it means to advocate the PTA WAY!!!

Check out the positions below for a description of the roles and responsibilities.

Treasurer Description (2)

State Secretary



Board Basics E-Learning Course in Spanish
nptaeLearning_laptop.pngNational PTA is excited to announce that the Board Basics e-learning course is now available in Spanish. The course—Conceptos Básicos Para Las Juntas—provides training to Spanish-speaking members who want to understand the basic governance structures behind most local PTA units.
Visit PTA.org/eLearning to start enhancing your leadership skills and reach your full potential.



PTA branded merchandise for your meetings or events

PTA Store Logo

Hundreds of items in stock, with no minimum orders.




Get It Right Podcasts: Terri Hodges, President, Delaware PTA

Get It Right's picture

By Get It Right on April 7, 2014

Dr. Terri Hodges, the president of the Delaware PTA, discusses the importance of proper planning, a collaborative process and the need for the separation of the standards and the tests to ensure progress. In Delaware, parents played a key role in implementation, a process that has taken more than three years.


Yvonne Johnson Slated Candidate for National PTA Board of Directors. Watch her VIDEO HERE