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2023 National PTA Virtual Convention

PTA is Here for the Kids!

Join us for the 2023 National PTA Virtual Convention, June 15-24, as we connect with PTA leaders, parents and educators to reinforce our mission, outreach and impact in our school communities to make a difference for every child. 

Our virtual convention will be focused on how we can demonstrate that we are here for each and every child in our communities. To be here for the kids, we are also here for public education, and we want to celebrate the successes of our PTAs in making meaningful partnerships and connections with families, educators and community leaders to achieve lasting change that will help every child reach their full potential.


You can still access the Convention sessions on-demand in the platform through Sept. 23. 

Families, communities and futures depend on the next generation. Let’s be here for the kids, support one another and work together to prepare our kids for the opportunities that await them!

This is your time to ...

  1. Get the latest info on issues and trends affecting our children
  2. Learn how our PTAs show we are here for the kids and public education
  3. Hear from engaging peers and experts on how to enhance your efforts in your community
  4. Transform your leadership and membership approach through our workshops
  5. Celebrate our standout PTAs and students

See our schedule and voting/election information for more information.

Keynote Speakers

Ron Clark

Ron Clark’s outstanding success with students from low-wealth areas of North Carolina and New York City led him to be named Disney’s American Teacher of the Year. He is a New York Times Best Selling author, and his classes have been honored at the White House on three separate occasions. Ron’s teaching experiences in New York City are the subject of the uplifting film, The Ron Clark Story, starring Matthew Perry. Currently, Mr. Clark serves as a teacher and administrator at the Ron Clark Academy, an award winning and internationally acclaimed middle school in Atlanta, GA. The school serves as a training site for educators, and each years thousands of teachers and administrators from around the world visit the school to be trained in their methods for helping all students achieve success.

Ron Clark

Denis Estimon

Denis Estimon

Described as an American Hero on CBS, Denis Estimon is a speaker and growth strategist who has made it his life mission to engage, empower, and equip individuals and organizations to leave a lasting impact on those they serve. He is best known as the founder of We Dine Together, an initiative that provides a proactive solution to one of the top five safety, health and social issues. Despite all his accomplishments, Denis is proudest of his roles as a husband, father and friend.

Rebecka Peterson, 2023 National Teacher of the Year

Rebecka Peterson, a high school math teacher, is the 2023 National Teacher of the Year. She has taught high school math classes ranging from intermediate algebra to advanced placement calculus for 11 years at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is passionate about making mathematics engaging, relevant and accessible to all students, no matter their background.

As National Teacher of the Year, Peterson plans to use her platform to highlight teachers’ stories of the good that’s happening in education. Peterson is a proud immigrant of Swedish-Iranian descent and lived in several countries around the world as her parents traveled as medical missionaries. Before joining the faculty at Union High School, Peterson taught for three years at the collegiate level. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of South Dakota. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband, Brett, and son, Jonas.

Rebecka Peterson


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