All Day Financial Workshop Saturday, October 20, 2018

8am – 4pm at Patterson Mill Middle/High School. This longer time frame will permit more in-depth coverage of some topics with new topics added. 


HCPS Superintendent Listen and Learn Tour:  This is another great opportunity for PTA leaders/HarCo families to advocate for the education of our children.  You can attend any of the remaining sessions.  Pre-registration is requestednot required. Click on link above for more information.

every child, one voice

​​Mark your Calendar

Meeting and training. Click HERE for dates.

Who We Are

The Harford County Council of PTAs, Inc. was established in 1939 as a federation of PTAs in Harford County.   read more


National PTA has defined advocacy as the act of mobilizing individuals and local PTAs to work with Maryland PTA and National PTA to improve programs and policies that benefit our youth.  read more

2018 Founder's Day


Back-to-School Kit            ​PTA PURPOSES 

2017 Founder's Day


Upcoming Deadlines

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Aletha "Renee" DeBiase, President

Sandra Monaco, First VP

Lora PangratzSecond VP

Amy Jahnigen, VP of Legislation

Erin Hayden-Venturelli, VP of Membership 

Bruce O. Butz, Treasurer

Robert J. Reschly, Jr., Secretary 

Laura Runyeon, Board of Education Representative

VACANT, Principal's Representative, HCPA

Michelle Bowditch, Teacher's Representative, HCEA

V​acant, Student Representative


Carrie Jareed, Audit Chair

VACANT, Awards Chair

Robert J. Reschly, Jr., ​Bylaws Chair

Carrie Jareed, Hospitality Chair

VACANT, Local PTA Liaison 

Carol Ellis, Reflections Chair

Bruce O. Butz,Scholarship Chair

2018-2020 Board of Directors

HCCPTA serves as a link between the local PTAs, Maryland PTA, and National PTA. In this capacity, we:


  • Provide background information on issues affecting children and youth
  • Present an annual Legislative Night during which parents and teachers have the opportunity to interact and get to know our local and state elected officials
  • Provide leadership training workshops for local PTA officers and committee chairs
  • Assist in the formation of new PTAs
  • Maintain a directory of all PTAs in Harford County
  • Publish the HCCPTA newsletter
  • Mobilize PTA membership throughout the county on county-wide, state, and national issues affecting children and youth
  • Testify before the School Board, the County executive, and County Council
  • Present prioritized county-wide educational budgetary concerns to the School Board and County Council
  • Adopt positions on proposed state legislation and work with our elected officials in Annapolis
  • Work with HCPS to provide parent representatives for task forces, study groups, and committees, and disseminate information about changes in the school system, school board policies, and state actions
  • Support the local PTA units individually and as a whole
  • Coordinate the National Reflections program throughout the county

Welcome to the Harford County Council of PTAs!