First man to take reins as CEO of national PTA
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 15:04:50 GMT —
For the first time in more than 100 years, a man has been chosen to head up the national Parent Teachers Association.
Byron Garrett is the PTA's new CEO. The 35-year-old former principal doesn't have any children of his own, but he says his experience in management, public policy and youth development makes him qualified.
His choice comes at a time when the PTA is trying to get more men engaged in their kids' studies and reach out to ethnic and urban communities.
Garrett will be working with 47-year-old Chuck Saylors, who's becoming the PTA's first male president.
PTA studies show that more men are getting involved. Ten percent of its members are male, compared to just three-percent in 2003.