Farmington Area PTA Council
Farmington Area PTA Council
The Farmington Area PTA Council represents 15 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school PTAs and PTSAs in Farmington and Farmington Hills, representing more than 3,000 members. Farmington Area PTA Council is a member of the Michigan PTA and National PTA, the country's largest volunteer child advocacy association.
PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone with regard to but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.
2023-2024 PTA Council Officers:
President - Tiffany Morris Street
Vice President for Communications - Nancy Jennings
Vice President for Advocacy - Amanda Thielen
Vice President for Community Engagement - Sunday Taylor
Secretary - Brandye Cobb
Treasurer - Santoria Shepherd
Immediate Past President - Beth Hulett
PTA Council Website
PTA Meetings, Events & Forums
Maxfield Education Center
Monday • September 18, 2023
Monday • November 13, 2023
Monday • February 5, 2024
Monday • April 29, 2024
PTA Founders Dinner
Monday, March 4 • 6:30 p.m. • Farmington Hills Manor
Spring Officer Planning Meeting
PTA Council Scholarship
Strengthening Family-School Partnerships:
Decades of research show that family engagement matters for student success—students whose families are engaged are more likely to attend school, avoid discipline problems, achieve at higher levels, and graduate. Family engagement also helps schools—research suggests it is equally as important as school leadership and a rigorous curriculum in predicting school improvement. Parents, guardians, and other caregivers are key partners in their children’s educational success and provide important perspectives on decisions impacting their children and schools.
The National Standards for Family-School Partnerships highlight the key tenets of effective family engagement practices that support student success and well-being. To learn more, visit PTA.org/Standards.
School Safety: pta.org/home/family-resources/safety
OK2Say Student Safety Program: michigan.gov/ok2say
The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries: besmartforkids.org/