Charles Scott

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Charles Scott
Memphis, TN
Schilling Farms Elementary PTA

Personal and Professional Information

  • Actively involved in PTA for over eighteen (18) years
  • Son (Chavez Scott-Age 32) and daughter (Christi Scott- Age 37)
  • BS degree in Industrial Engineering (w/honors) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Retired from FedEx after over 40 years on February 1, 2023

PTA Involvement
Current service includes:

  • Tennessee PTA State Membership Diversity & Inclusion Chair
  • Member of the National PTA Membership Committee
  • Treasurer, United Shelly County Council PTA
Previous service includes:
  • NPTA Field Services Committee
  • NPTA NLDC committee member (2010-2013)
  • Served on two NPTA Strategic Planning Committee (Presidents: Chuck Saylors and Otha Thornton)
  • Participant in the first NPTA Training Capacity Building Initiative; Level I & II
  • Participant in the first EML (Emerging Minority Leaders) Class
  • TNPTA Vice-President Child & Youth Advocacy & Executive Board member (2011-2012)
  • TNPTA Board member; 1st State Diversity Chairman (2010-2012)
  • Past President of the United Shelby County Council PTA
  • Past President (and Vice-President) of the Memphis Council PTA (MCPTA)
  • TNPTA National Congress of States Representative (2008, 2009)
  • PTSA President Whitehaven High (1,900 students); went from 75-400 members my two terms

Community Involvement
Current service includes:
  • Board Member of the Save One Foundation (Memphis Little League Baseball); 16th year.
  • TN Achieves mentor [9th year]

Previous service includes:

  • Board member of the Whitehaven High Leadership Council (Community Representative)
  • Executive Board Member, Memphis City Schools (MCS) Parent Assembly (Over 200 schools)
  • Board Member, MCS WATCH D.O.G.S (Over 70 Watch DOGS schools)
  • Chairman, Whitehaven High School Leadership Council
  • Strive (mentoring Elementary Students), served for two years.

Honors and Awards

  • NPTA lifetime recipient award
  • TNPTA lifetime recipient award & others various recognitions from the local & TN state government


Candidate Narrative

Charles Scott

I am humbled to have been slated to serve as your National PTA Vice President of Membership. Like so many of you, I joined PTA because of my belief in its mission, vision and Future! I live by the slogan “Volunteers don’t necessary have the time, but they have the heart”. I have both the heart and the desire to represent you as the Vice President of Membership. My Why is my belief in you, our members, our leaders, and what PTA does all our Children.

I have served in many capacities at the local, council, state and national levels of PTA. At National,  I have serve on two NPTA Strategic Planning Committees, was elected by the members to the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC), and elected twice to the Board of Directors. I also had the honor of attending the very first EML (Emerging Minority Leaders) Conference, and the first NPTA TCBI (Training Capacity Building Initiative) I & II training classes.

Tomorrow’s PTA face many challenges. If elected these three items will be at the top of my priority list.

  • Ensure we always stay customer (membership) focused in every decision we make.
  • Stay on top of the very changing educational landscape and how it impacts our members.
  • Recognize our members and leaders for their service and empower you in shaping our future.
My vision is to ensure the Future of PTA is determined by our members, and that every member knows that membership is ownership, being a stockholder for our Children. Remember You Belong in PTA. You are PTA. If entrusted with your vote, I commit to: To listen, to be respectful yet resolved; considerate, yet courageous; a team player, yet willing to go it alone; and to always keep you, our members in mind.