Blog Detail

In This Section

National PTA President Featured on NBC Nightly News

Sep 27, 2017, 10:54 AM

UPDATE, OCTOBER 9: View National PTA President Otha Thornton Featured on NBC Nightly News:

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy



National PTA President Otha Thornton will appear on “NBC Nightly News’ with Brian Williams” tonight, Tuesday October 8. President Thornton will address leadership, advocacy, and membership.

A teaser from NBC:

“NBC Nightly News” host Brian Williams typically covers a range of topics. Thornton expects to announce several PTA initiatives focusing on children in diverse communities and campaigns to boost PTA membership nationwide.”

Check local listings for when “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” will air in your area. Follow the conversation on Twitter: @NationalPTA @PTAThornton and @NBCNightlyNews.


Mr. Otha Thornton was installed as president of the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in June 2013, making history as the first African-American male chosen to lead the association. The ceremony took place at the PTA’s annual convention in Cincinnati, OH where he addressed the more than 1,000 attendees in his inaugural speech.

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.  Read more about National PTA and our ongoing work on Twitter, Facebook and at