6pm via Zoom: sandiegonaacp.org/zoom

National PTA Presentation

This meeting will feature a presentation by Anna King, President Elect of National PTA and Otha Thornton, 2013-2015 National PTA President. They will discuss the long association of PTA and Black/African-American communities, and shared values, priorities and goals of the NAACP and PTA.

Anna King has over 20 years of leadership experience at all levels of PTA and was elected president-elect of National PTA in June 2019. She previously served at the national level as a member of the board of directors, vice president of membership and as chair of several committees.

King is also involved in other community activities as a board member of the Douglass Law and Public Safety Academy, a Salvation Army volunteer and the co- lead for Moms Demand Action NE Chapter.

Otha Thornton became the first African-American male president of National PTA at the June 2013 National PTA Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He is a retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel, who earned the Bronze Star for exceptional performance in combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2009-2010.

Currently, Thornton is a doctoral student in Executive Leadership at the University of Charleston West Virginia.

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