Hawai'i State PTSA Convention 2023
Hawai'i State PTSA Convention 2023
95th Annual Hawai'i State PTSA Convention
April 15, 2023
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (HST)

We are excited to announce the 95th Hawai'i State PTSA Convention! Come join us in-person 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 SHOW YOUR VOICE, as we seek ways to achieve 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 has been a transition period for our students, families, educators, and PTA/PTSA leaders, as we move forward in a post COVID world. Now, more than ever, PTAs and PTSAs are needed in our school communities to speak up on behalf of our keiki. This year's Hawai'i State PTSA Convention's workshops and speakers are designed to help you SHOW YOUR VOICE in your efforts to advocate for all children. 

Saturday, April 15
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
On site check in and material pick up.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Convention Welcome Convention Business Keynote Speaker
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 10:40 AM
9:45 AM - 10:40 AM
Boost Your PTAs Relevancy with Advocacy
Kinda Salty? Building a Strong Relationship with Your Teenager
10:45 AM - 11:40 AM
10:45 AM - 11:40 AM
Digital (Internet and Social Media) Safety for Families and Caregivers
PTA Money Matters…the Foundation
11:40 AM - 12:55 PM
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Grow Your PTA through Gaining and Maintaining Members
Building the Foundations of Aloha
2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
Vaping and Youth
Q&A with the Hawaii State PTSA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Convention Business Keynote speaker Awards and Recognitions

Keith Hayashi (Keynote Speaker)

Following eight months as Interim Superintendent, the Board of Education on May 19, 2022, voted to hire Keith T. Hayashi to lead Hawai‘i's public school system as superintendent for a term beginning July 1, 2022.

Bruce Voss (Keynote Speaker)

Bruce Voss is the Chairperson of the Hawai'i Board of Education. Board member Voss's current term runs from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025.

Stacy Bateman (Keynote Speaker)

Stacy Bateman has been involved in education for over 20 years and was elected to the National PTA Board of Directors in June 2019. As the mom of five, improving the home/school connection is her passion.

David Sun-Miyashiro

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.

Kelly Dolan Sapp

Kelly Dolan Sapp is an internationally recognized Social Emotional Learning Subject matter Expert (SME), Coach, Professional Learning facilitator, and staff developer.

Corporal Jose Martinez

Corporal Jose Martinez, Metropolitan Police Officer II District 5 – Community Policing Team.

Sheri Fukushima

Sheri has extensive experience in accounting and bookkeeping, including but not limited to bank reconciliations, filing taxes, payables, receivables, and budgets.

Liz Sager

Liz Sager has over 20 years of PTSA experience in various roles.

Miki Tomita and Hye Jung Kim Tano

Miki Tomita and Hye Jung Kim Tano work at Education Incubator, a local non-profit organization providing education programs for development of purpose, joy, and self determination in service of a better world for all.

Peggy Mierzwa

Peggy joined Hawai’i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) in 2022 as the Policy & Advocacy Director. She oversees the policy work in which HIPHI is engaged.

Karenna Meyermann

Karenna Meyermann is a senior at Island Pacific Academy and a member of the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii Youth Council.

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