2015-2016 GCC of PTAs Officers

President: Annette Galloway's Bio

Vice President 1: Kristi Bryson's Bio

Vice President 2Shirrell Williams' Bio

Secretary: Felicia Andrews' Bio

: Linda Causey's Bio



GCS Students Honored as PTA Reflections State Winners

14 students chosen for projects showing how “The world would be a better place if . . .”

The board of education congratulated the 14 Guilford County Schools students who were honored in the North Carolina PTA Reflections contest, a national arts recognition program that encourages students to explore their talents and express themselves.

Students were asked to create projects that fulfilled the theme “The world would be a better place if…” GCS students placed in seven out of eight categories. The winning students are:

 Special Artist Winners

               Award of Merit -- Logan Coleman, Southwest Elementary

Dance Choreography Winners

               Primary (K-2) --  Second Place, Destiny Ballard, Pleasant Garden Elementary, Pleasant Garden

               Middle --  First Place, Alexandria York, Southeast Middle

               Senior -- First Place, Alexandra Jones, Northern High

Film Production Winners

               Primary (K-2) -- Third Place, Hanna Thigpen, Morehead Elementary

               Intermediate (3-5) -- First Place, Claire Campbell, Lindley Elementary

               Senior -- Second Place, Cameron Brosnan, Ragsdale High

Literature Winners

               Primary (K-2) -- Third Place, Sophia Stevens, Peeler Open Elementary

Music Composition Winners

               Primary (K-2) -- Third Place, Isobel Shiffler, Brooks Global Studies

               Middle -- Third Place, Cameron Woody, The Academy at Lincoln

               Senior -- Third Place, Michael Snyder, Ragsdale High

Photography Winners

               Primary (K-2) -- Third Place, Luke VanWinkle, Northern Elementary

               Intermediate (3-5) -- First Place, Thomas Stafford, Jesse Wharton Elementary

 Visual Arts Winners

               Middle --  Second Place, Sreya Halder, The Academy at Lincoln



Local Units Honored At GCS Awards Ceremony

GCC of PTAs recognized many individuals as well as local PTAs at our Annual Awards Celebration. The ceremony was held on Thursday, May 7th at Simkins Elementary School Below is a list of the winners.

Educator Award

1.Middle School Educator Award- Northern Guilford Middle School PTSA (Russell McHenry) 
2. High School- Grimsley High School PTSA (Kathy Saunders)
3. Elementary -Jefferson Elementary School (Rosabella Pineso De Urbinary)
Elementary Volunteer Award
1. Morehead Elementary_ Nagla Elruffal
2. Summerfield Elementary School (Danielle Ellis)
Middle Volunteer Award

1. Kiser Middle ( Nancy Deaton)
High Volunteer Award

1.Northern High Teresa Cotter
Instructional Asst.
Elementary- Sternberger ( Christine Sullivan)
Middle- Aycock( Carolyn McNeil)
High- Grimsley( Alanna Neal)
Male Involvement Individual
Elementary- Sternberger Elementary( Rick Aveline) 
Middle- Northern Middle ( Ron Booker)
Male Involvement Group
Elementary-Summerfield  Elementary PTA
Outstanding President Award 

Elementary- Summerfield ( Lynne DeVaney)
Middle- Northern Guilford- (Debbie Sivret)
High- Grimsley - ( Terri Ramsey)
Healthy Lifestyle Award
Elementary- Northern Elementary ( Healthy Nighthawks) 
Middle- Northern Guilford Middle ( Fuel Up to Play 60)
Single Project Award
Elementary- Stokesdale ( Backpack Beginnings)
Middle- Northern Guilford Middle( IGNITE Our Differences Unite Us)
Membership Honor Unit

 Elementary - Colfax Elementary 14% growth
Middle/High- Aycock Middle 4.7% growth
Service to Students
Elementary- Summerfield
Middle/High- Northern Guilford Middle
Outstanding Administrator Award

Elementary- Northern Elementary ( Teresa Kennedy)
Middle- Brown Summit Middle - ( Debbie Mott)
High- Grimsley- ( Charles Blanchard)


Elementary-Summerfield Elementary
Middle- Northern Guilford Middle
High- Grimsley High School


As we continue throughout second semester and the upcoming fall semester, please consider us as you plan parent sessions. We have several resources beneficial to parents from pre-k through high school.  Remember, we can tailor each presentation specifically for your school’s needs. 

We are also available to attend regularly scheduled staff meetings, PLCs, PTA meetings, and open houses, and we’ll be happy to share information about our digital resources and parent engagement best practices (i.e. parent-friendly schools and Epstein’s Six Types of Parent Engagement).

Here’s a preview of some of the new topics available through GPA:

Getting Your Baby or Preschooler Ready for School (Target Audience – Parents of children ages 0 – 5)

Kids who Don’t Like Reading – Tips for Parents (Target Audience – All Parents and Caregivers of Children)

Being a Man Take GUTS (Genuine Unified Talented Servants) (Target Audience Men and their children

Homework Help:  A Click Away (Target Audience – All Parents and Caregivers of Children)

School and Home Gardening Basics (Target Audience  All Parents and Caregivers of Children

Microsoft Office Basics (Target Audience – All Parents and Caregivers of Children)

Tips for Keeping Your Teen Drug-Free (Target Audience – Parents of high school students. Can be adapted for parents of middle school students as well. 

Please contact our office at 336-279-4924 or parentacademy@gcsnc.com to get the ball rolling on scheduling one of these sessions!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. And remember:

Last year, Guilford County Schools and the Guilford Education Alliance (GEA) – with the support and assistance of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and the High Point Community Foundation – launched a thoughtful and conscientious exploration of a potential partnership with Say Yes to Education. click here for more...