April 28, 2018
Today at the voting body of the Delaware State PTA elected Julie Alvarez as the new State President during the 108th Annual State Convention. Alvarez succeeds Dr. Terri Hodges, who served as the State President for five years. A resident of the Red Clay School District, Julie served in various leadership positions with the North Star PTA before being appointed by Dr. Hodges to serves as Delaware PTA’s interim 1st VP earlier this year. Julie will serve alongside newly elected 1st-VP Caroline Harrison -DeJose. Caroline, a resident of the Brandywine School District has been extremely active with Delaware PTA’s Advocacy Committee and PTA’s ongoing campaign to increase funding for public schools.
Message from Delaware PTA State President Julie Alvarez
“Thank you for joining us at the annual Delaware PTA Convention and for all of the work that you do on behalf of Delaware’s children. We have put together an extensive day of networking and information gathering opportunities for you that we hope you will find beneficial. Make sure to visit the vendor area and take advantage of the door prizes and giveaways.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Terri Hodges for all of her hard work and tireless efforts as the Delaware State PTA President for the past five years. In that capacity, she has created a strong platform on which I plan to continue to build upon. I am excited to continue working with her as she moves to the position of Immediate Past President as well as with the other members of the board.
In the coming year, my focus will be on three major areas: expanding family engagement in our schools, increasing PTA membership and involvement through raising awareness of the value of and developing excitement for PTA, and continuing the advocacy that is the foundation of PTA.
I invite you all to join Delaware PTA as we work together to make positive change towards the mission of making every child’s potential a reality. Enjoy the Convention!”