Taconic Region PTA

Crossing Bridges for Children

Taconic Region

Who Are We?

Want to know exactly who is the Taconic Region PTA? Check out our Overview page to see who we are and what we do!

Reflections

Want to know more about this Program? How do I get my Unit Registered?

The Taconic Region PTA is one of fifteen divisions of the New York State PTA. We are located in the center of the Hudson Valley region, encompassing Dutchess, Ulster, southern Columbia and western Putnam counties.

We serve 3 councils and 77 units, and have a membership of well over 13,500, which includes parents, teachers, students, school board members, administrators, and community members.

We are here to help your PTA unit or council. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Our 2020-2021 Taconic Region PTA Board

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    Committee Chairs

  • Education: (vacant)

  • Family Engagement: (vacant)

  • Health & Wellness: (vacant)

  • Legislation: (vacant)

  • Membership: Jay Iorio

  • Parents as Reading Partners (PARP): (vacant)

  • Reflections: Monica Metty

  • Youth Member: Briahna Curcio

  • Website/Facebook Coordinator: Jay Iorio

  • Advocacy: Colleen Tkazyik

  • Special Education PTA:

Region Director: Nicole Gavaletz

Duties and Responsibilities

The Region Director is the chief executive officer of the region and supervises the business and affairs of the region. The RD presides over all meetings of the region board and executive committee, assigns duties and areas of responsibility to the Associate Directors and coordinates the work of the officers as well as the chairmen of the standing and special committees.

In addition, the Director represents the region on the New York State PTA Governance Team, supervises the organization of new units and councils and assists in advancing the work of the region’s units and councils.

Email Nicole (RegionDirector@taconicpta.org)

Associate Directors

Each of Taconic Region’s member units has been assigned to one of the three Associate Directors as your primary contact for any questions or concerns. Please contact the appropriate director below.

COVERED UNITS

Jay Livermore (ad1@taconicpta.org)

Nicole Noakes (ad2@taconicpta.org)

Mark Hurley (ad3@taconicpta.org)

Bylaws Chair: Erin Hawks

Duties and Responsibilities

The region bylaws chair serves as your unit’s primary contact for any questions concerning your bylaws. He or she will assist you in getting your bylaws approved or amended.

Email Erin (bylaws@taconicpta.org)

Send your bylaws cover pages to:

Erin Hawks
Taconic Region PTA Bylaws
25 Partners Trace
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Treasurer: Monica Metty

Duties and Responsibilities

The region treasurer maintains custody of all of the region’s funds and keeps permanent records of such. He or she is the chairperson of the annual budget committee which develops the proposed budget for the year and presents the budget for adoption. In accordance with the adopted budget, the treasurer validates all bills and vouchers submitted by region board members and disburses region funds as authorized by the board. He or she also prepares a financial statement for each board meeting or whenever requested by the board.

The treasurer is also responsible for ensuring that the annual audit committee (or professional auditor) receives all financial records at least two weeks before the annual meeting. At the annual meeting, he or she presents the annual report of the previous fiscal year. Finally, the treasurer files all forms as required by the IRS and the NYS Department of Taxation.

Email Monica (treasurer@taconicpta.org)

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Taconic Region PTA Awards

The following awards are available during the current school year:

  • Taconic PTA Leadership Award

  • Leadership is a process of influence – the ability to direct the problem-solving process of others. To lead is to direct, encourage, inspire and coordinate. A good leader develops personal skills and encourages and trains new leaders who will follow.


    To download the Explanation page: Leadership Explanation - Word Format
    To download the Application: Leadership Application - Word Format

  • Taconic PTA Unsung Hero Award

  • This humanitarian award recognizes a student in grades six through eight who seeks to promote the welfare of others by showing kindness, integrity, tolerance, forgiveness, charity and volunteerism in his/her school, home, community and/or place of worship. The youth is an asset to the community and is self-motivated to help others without thought of recognition. He/She makes a difference in a quiet and untraditional manner. ***This award is not presented for academic achievement


    To download the Explanation page: Unsung Hero Explanation - Word Format
    To download the Application: Unsung Hero Application - Word Format

  • Taconic PTA Outstanding Unit Program Award

  • This award is given to promote and encourage the efforts of our PTA units. Good programs don’t just happen. They take time, effort, and a great deal of organization. They work when they meet the needs of students, staff and the community. Program planning with a purpose provides for good quality PTAs.


    To download the Explanation page: Outstanding Unit Explanation - Word Format
    To download the Application: Outstanding Unit Application - Word Format

  • Taconic PTA Teacher of the Year Award

  • The purpose of this award is to honor a teacher who displays a commitment to the welfare of children and youth, strives to obtain a better relationship between the home and school, and is committed to the purposes of the PTA. Taconic Region PTA encourages all units and councils to recognize outstanding teachers in their schools by recommending them for this award.


    To download the Explanation page: Teacher of the Year Explanation - Word Format
    To download the Application: Teacher of the Year Application - Word Format

Taconic Spring Conference 2019