About the NAACP Parents’ Council, Montgomery County, MD

Great news! The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Parents’ Council of Montgomery County, MD has been  selected to receive the Thalheimer award at the national NAACP convention in Detroit on July 24, 2019. 

“The Thalheimer Award is the NAACP’s top award given to branches and units for outstanding achievements. The honors have been given annually since 1944 from a grant from Dr. Ross Thalheimer, a Johns Hopkins University instructor in philosophy and a University of Washington instructor in philosophy and Sociology. He was also President of the Thalheimer Foundation, Inc.”

NAACP Parents’ Council school representatives, join us for the September meeting on

September 17, 2019

CESC at 6:30 pm

At this meeting, we will hear a presentation on The George B. Thomas Learning Academy-Saturday School and continue our school representative training, “Let’s Get Organized, Part 2.”


In case you missed our August meeting, please visit the August meeting page.

Click below for this year’s meeting dates!

Parents’ Council- Meeting Dates 2019

PC School Representative Handbook 2019 – 2020

Save the date:

Black and Brown Forum- Oct. 15, 2019

Oct. 15, 2019, 7 pm

Gaithersburg High School


As an NAACP Parents’ Council representative you are expected to:

  • attend our monthly meetings (See PC Monthly Meeting Calendar for dates below) If you are unable to attend, please send someone else so your school is represented.
  • share important information from the Parents’ Council with your school community through email lists, phone calls, etc.
  • plan/support outreach events/activities at your school
  • be a member of the NAACP

Attention Parents’ Council representatives and friends, please visit the MCPS Equity Accountability Model website. From the MCPS website:

“The MCPS Equity Accountability Model* provides a detailed and focused assessment of school success and publicly monitors and reports all students’ performance. The Equity Accountability Model moves beyond the typical state and federal aggregate reporting to performance reporting for specific focus groups of students who have not experienced the same level of access, opportunity or success as other students.”

MCPS Equity Accountability Model


View our Slideshow (below) from the NAACP-MCPS Annual Kick Off held in Fall 2018.



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We are celebrating over 20 years of service!  Formation of the Parents’ Council of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)came about as an outgrowth of ideas put forth during the 1995 and 1996 NAACP Youth Summits. The Parents’ Council is one of the vehicles created to empower African American and other minority parents to take a more pro-active role in the education of their children. The purpose of the Parents’ Council is to provide a forum through which interested citizens may offer assistance, guidance, and support to African American parents and students of Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS)  to pursue the highest quality education possible through encouragement, information sharing, positive motivation, critical evaluation and advocacy.

Join our email listserve: parentscouncilnet@yahoogroups.com

Byron Johns, Chair, email: bajusa@yahoo.com

Angela Jones, Co-Chair, email:  Angelajones0525@gmail.com

Pat Price, Communications Chair: naacpparentscouncil@gmail.com

Wanda Brown, Advisor, Past Chair,  Email contact : visionarybrown@aol.com 

Soffie Ceesay, Programs 

Sharon Mosley-Ramsey, Webmaster, Programs

Sabrina McMillian, Special Projects, Advocacy, College Advisor 

Melanie Knight, Advisor

Ericka Boone, former MCPS parent, NAACP Scholarship Committee 

Andre Johnson, MCPS parent, Cluster representative  

Laura Dennis, MCPS parent

Back to School Info Packet

Addressing Parent Concerns- For School PC Reps

NAACP Parents’ Council – Fund-raising Guidance Summary

Back to School Night Resource Ideas- check August 2018 page 

Parents’ Council representatives should set up a table to greet parents at his/her Back to School Night. Some suggestions  for handouts include:

  • MCPS At  A Glance for your School (This document will give a brief look into your school’s demographics)
  • Flyers for Upcoming meetings at your school
  • Sign In Sheet for parents to sign up for your school level Parents’ Council (Collect names and email addresses)
  • Survey sheet to take comments from parents on the requests for Meeting Topics