Frances Frost

Frances M. Frost
Silver Spring, MD
Montgomery Blair HS PTSA, Silver Spring, MD

Personal and Professional Information

  • Assistant to Associate Superintendent, Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland, 2018 - present
  • Family Ambassador Fellow, U.S. Department of Education, 2016-2018
  • Former high school teacher
  • Author, independent publisher, blogger
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Delaware; Master of Business Administration, Wake Forest University
  • Wife of Derrick Frost and mother of Lauren, Brianna, Joshua and Natalie

PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • National PTA – Board Member, Member Representative
    • Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach Committee
    • Mission Engagement Committee
    • Oklahoma State Convention, July 2019 - Keynote Speaker, Workshop Presenter
  • Maryland
    • Montgomery Blair HS PTSA – Vice President, Advocacy
    • Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) – Training Chairman

Previous service includes:

  • Maryland
    • Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) – President (2014-16); Vice President – Administration (2013-14); Cluster Coordinator (2009-13)
    • Maryland PTA - Board Member, 2014- 2016; Maryland PTA – Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chairman, 2016 - 2018
    • Montgomery Blair HS PTSA – President, 2017 - 2019
    • Bel Pre Strathmore Elementary PTA - President, 2008-2010
    • Montgomery County Council of PTAs Training workshop presentations
  • National PTA Convention: Panelist: African-American Family Engagement, Orlando, FL, 2016 PTA Coach, Charlotte, NC 2015; Workshop presenter, Austin, TX 2014
  • National PTA Legislative Conference – Panelist, 2016, 2017

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – North Atlantic Region Protocol Committee Chairman; Chapter Program Arts Target Co-Chairman
  • Montgomery County Public Schools – African-American Student Achievement Action Group – Co-Leader

Previous service includes:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – International Protocol Committee, North Atlantic Region Resource; Chapter Program Target Co-Chairman
  • Girls on the Run, Coach
  • Girl Scouts of America, Troop Leader

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Life Time Member – National PTA, Awarded by MCCPTA, May 2017
  • Honorary Life Time Member – Maryland PTA, Awarded by MCCPTA, May 2012

Frances Frost

Candidate Narrative

Frances Frost
Candidate for Member Representative, Board of Directors

Each board member brings a unique collection of experiences, perspectives, and ideas to the table and the organization is made stronger by the diversity of the leadership. As for me, I am the daughter of an immigrant; a parent of four educated in public school; an advocate for equity in education; an experienced PTA leader at the local, county, and state levels for over twelve years; an active member of community and national service organizations; a former teacher; the former Department of Education Family Ambassador; and an executive assistant in a local school district.

In my first term as a Board member of National PTA, I applied my experience to conversations and decisions on the policy, budget and strategic direction of the organization and learned about the operations of the national office and state councils. It is a serious responsibility to be in this seat. At every step, I am mindful of the families dependent on our thoughtfulness and action as board members.

I constantly ask who are we benefitting, which children are we helping to uplift, and who are we leaving behind? I look around our organization and wonder: are we diverse in thought, in membership, in advocacy? I seek to learn from parents, our children, leaders and partners and to grow from these interactions. Is everyone heard? All this because in making decisions that benefit the organization and the children that National PTA represents, we must keep equity in the forefront of our work.

In being re-elected as a Member Representative, I will bring my experiences and knowledge, my questions and best ideas, and a passion and commitment to engage families, close the achievement gap which may grow wider with the current pandemic situation, and ensure equitable education for every child that enters the school doors.