PTA is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful advocacy organizations. PTA has been an advocate for children since 1897 and has always been at the forefront in supporting laws that benefit children. One PTA purpose is to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.

Wake County School Board Advisory Committee for District 8

The Board Advisory Committee meets periodically throughout the school year to discuss various topics relevant to Wake County families in District 8. Susan Evans is the current District 8 Wake County Public School System Board Member. If you have any questions about this committee, contact Daphne Stam at

Stay Informed

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A major part of Advocacy is to know what is going on in government. Ashley Perkinson, the lobbyist for NC PTA, represents NC PTA at the North Carolina Legislative Building when the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) is convening. She provides education updates and resources for child advocacy and parent involvement.

Advocacy Priorities

A core purpose of PTA is to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth. In keeping with that part of the North Carolina PTA mission, and in support of the existing and long-standing policies of North Carolina PTA, the work of North Carolina PTA is guided by the following priorities: school funding, teachers and administrators, parental involvement, accountability and health and wellness. To learn more about each of these priorities, please see NC PTA's Advocacy Priorities information.

How to Contact Your Public Officials

You can easily find out who your state senator or state representative is by going to the General Assembly’s website at If you go to the Who Represents Me? section, you can search by district, county or zip code. Once you determine who represents you, his or her related link will include contact information, occupation, committee assignments, and introduced bills.