Parents from around the county volunteer in leadership roles and on county-wide committees, making a difference in the lives of children in Montgomery County.
Founded in 1944, MCCPTA has grown from 15 PTAs to 192 in Montgomery County public schools. This growth reflects the vital roles PTAs have had—individually and collectively through the council—in advocating for and meeting the needs of our children.
MCCPTA Committees address county-wide academic concerns, programs, awards, and MCCPTA administrative business. Appointed Chairmen provide leadership to these committees. All Montgomery County PTA members are welcome to join committees of their interest.
Area Vice Presidents (AVPs)
6 AVPS support Cluster Coordinators. They represent:
MCCPTA coordinates countywide advocacy on issues of concern in our local PTAs. We address the MCPS budgets, school issues and policies, state-wide funding, and much more.
Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) is an association of local PT(S)As in Montgomery County, chartered by Maryland PTA. MCCPTA advocates for the students, parents, and teachers of Montgomery County Public Schools on educational priorities, determined by the membership. MCCPTA represents over 50,000 members in 192 local PT(S)As in Montgomery County.
We serve to help PTA leadership countywide on issues affecting children.
MCCPTA assists PTAs by exchanging and pooling local information and experience, providing support and training for local leaders, and by interfacing with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and other county and state entities.
MCCPTA uses its collective strength on a wide range of issues, from budget advocacy to programs that foster creativity and a love of the arts in our children. MCCPTA committees this year will tackle key issues of parent and student concern, offer workshops and programs, develop relationships to move PTA agendas forward, and host cultural arts showcases and student enrichment events. works to shape and advocate for school budgets consistent with school needs.
MCCPTA works closely with MCPS to provide parent perspectives and input in budget discussion, on task forces, and in study groups, and to help disseminate information about school system events, developments, and changes in school system and Board of Education policy. MCCPTA also collaborates with the County Council and other County agencies on matters that affect children and youth, keeping these officials apprised on the issues of concern and interest to parents of county students.
194 local PTAs in MCPS make up MCCPTA.
As the council, we provide support to their operations , local advocacy, and leadership training.
Cluster Coordinators (CCs)
Each Cluster is made up of its designated high school and their middle and elementary feeder schools. Each Cluster is represented by up to 3 Cluster Coordinators, elected by the PTAs in that Cluster. Cluster Coordinators support their Cluster schools and represent them in advocacy.
Provide overall leadership to the organization.
Vice President - Educational Issues
Vice President - Administration
Vice President - Advocacy
Vice President - Programs
Recording Secretary - Board of Directors
Recording Secretary - Delegates Assembly
Past MCCPTA President