Anna King (2021-2023)

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Anna KingAnna King has over 20 years of leadership experience at all levels of PTA, including Oklahoma PTA president and National PTA vice president of membership. She is the 57th president of National PTA.

Currently, Anna is the vice president of legislation for Frederick A. Douglass High School PTSA in Oklahoma City and is a board member of the Douglass Law and Public Safety Academy. She loves volunteering at the high school in her community and working beside students as they use their voices to create change and make an impact.

Outside of her PTA service, Anna is also involved in many community activities. She is a new member of the National Assessment Governing Board, Oklahoma Moms Demand Action school safety co-leader, and member of the Equity Advisory for the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Anna feels strongly that being an inclusive association is the key to better serving students, families and communities across the country. Under her leadership, PTA will focus its work in three key areas: growth in mission and membership, leadership development and organizational effectiveness. These areas will have an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion for justice; the PTA brand—which includes culture and communications for a new era; and advocacy for impact at all levels.

Anna believes that it’s a heart for servant leadership that inspires people to do noble work that calls for them to offer the best of themselves, through humility and courage. She also believes that ALL children deserve to learn in a safe and welcoming environment, no matter who they are or where they come from.

Anna and her husband Glenn have a family-owned mobile catering business. She is a mother of three—Annalishia, Anthony and Glenn II—and a proud Nana of 11 grandchildren.