We are excited to announce the 94th Hawai'i State PTSA Convention! Come join us (virtually) as we gather together to meet and network with other PTA/PTSA leaders from across the state, gain knowledge to be used to make your local unit more successful, celebrate achievements, and receive a boost of motivation to carry us into the upcoming school year.
This year’s convention theme is Building for the Future, as we seek ways to build stronger, healthier school communities, strengthen parent involvement in the school system, and equip parents and their children with the tools to be successful in the classroom, on college campuses, in technical trades, and as global citizens.
We know this year has been tough for our students, families, educators, and PTA/PTSA leaders. Now, more than ever, PTAs and PTSAs are needed in our school communities to speak up on behalf of our keiki. The Hawai'i State PTSA Convention's workshops and speakers are designed to help you navigate from your current position to building a successful team.
Keith T. Hayashi was appointed interim superintendent of the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, effective Aug. 1, 2021. He will serve until the start date of a new superintendent to be appointed by the Board of Education.
Richard T. Bissen Jr. (Rick) is a recently retired Second Circuit Court Judge. He is a member of the Hale Mua cultural group, the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Kahekili Chapter IV.
Leslie Baunach and Alec Marentic are Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).
Sheri has extensive experience in accounting and bookkeeping, including but not limited to bank reconciliations, filing taxes, payables, receivables, and budgets.
Cindy Gerhardt was elected to the National PTA Board of Directors in June 2021.
Susan Rocco is the longtime Coordinator of the Special Parent Information Network (SPIN), a parent-to-parent information and support program housed within the Disability and Communication Access Board (Department of Health).
Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawai`i is a 501(c)3 organization improving the lives of parents and their children with, or at risk of disabilities to receive an equitable education in the public-school system.
Elaine Matsuo is the Director of APPS Culinary Arts Pathways at Waipahu High School.
Karen Sheff has been a Career Technical Education teacher in the Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism program at Kealakehe High for over 12 years.
David Sun-Miyashiro is the founding executive director of HawaiiKidsCAN, a non-profit organization that partners with families and community members to promote education innovation and equity in Hawaii.
Patti Rabacal became the president of Hawaii State PTSA in July of 2021. She has held various PTSA positions for over 26 years and has used her extensive experience to provide guidance to other local unit board members and units.
Liz Sager has over 20 years of PTSA experience in various roles.
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