Virtual Coffee Chat with Ms. Boldon

April 23, 2021

General Membership Meeting

May 18, 2021

Wootton Summer Institute Program and College Workshops

General Membership Meeting

April 20, 2021

College Admissions Panel

Panelists from seven schools joined us for a college admissions panel. All were asked general questions on the minds of our college-bound students in the main session and then we had two breakout sessions where parents and students participated in Q&A.

General Membership Meeting

College Admissions Panel

Breakout Room #1

Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, WashU

Breakout Room #2

Indiana University-Bloomington, Towson University, Tulane University, University of Maryland

General Membership Meeting

March 16, 2021

Public Health Presentation

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Elodie Ghedin is the Section Chief for System Genomics at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Dr. Ghedin obtained her Ph.D. in 1998 from McGill University’s Institute of Parasitology in Montreal, Canada. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at NIAID, in 2000, she joined The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR; now the J. Craig Venter Institute) where she worked with Dr. Najib El-Sayed on the annotation of trypanosomatid genomes. In 2006, she joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she was part of the Department of Computational and Systems Biology and the Center for Vaccine Research. In 2014, she moved to New York University where she was a professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a professor of epidemiology in the School of Global Public Health. From 2017 to 2019, she served as director of NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. In May 2020, Dr. Ghedin joined NIAID’s Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases as a senior investigator. She also holds an affiliated position with New York University.


Dr. Alexander Austin is a board certified experienced Family Physician with a dedication towards comprehensive primary care and aerospace medicine.  He served in the United States Air Force as a family medicine physician and currently is in private practice in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Austin attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for undergraduate studies. He then attended medical school at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine.  

PTSA Vacancies

The following executive board positions need to be filled for the 2021-2022 school year: Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, 2nd Vice President. We also need to fill the following positions: MCCPTA Wootton Cluster Coordinator, Wootton Cluster Representative, Patriots News Chair, Fundraising Coordinator, Student Engagement Chair, Social Media Coordinator, NAACP Representative, Volunteer Coordinator and Parliamentarian.


If you would like to be considered for any of these positions or if you have questions, please contact a member of the nominating committee (Nikki Bossert, TreasurerSab Shad, Cluster RepresentativeAnand Patwardhan, PTSA DelegateMeera Subramanian, Recording Secretary). More details about these positions is available here. We will hold a vote during our May general membership meeting for the executive board positions.


Virtual Coffee Chat with Ms. Boldon

February 19, 2021

General Membership Meeting

February 16, 2021

Return to School Presentation

Virtual Coffee Chat with Ms. Boldon

December 18, 2020

General Membership Meeting

December 15, 2020

Annual Alumni Event

Breakout Session #1: 

Shannon Roberts, University of Tennessee &

Hannah Mikowski, University of Virginia

Breakout Session #2: 

Dajah Lockett, Spelman College

Holly Hennessy, University of Maryland, College Park

Osagie Aimiuwu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lauren Epstein, Penn State University

Virtual Coffee Chat with Ms. Boldon

November 20, 2020

General Membership Meeting

November 17, 2020

Virtual Coffee Chat with Ms. Boldon

October 23, 2020

General Membership Meeting

October 20, 2020

The College Admissions Process in the Time of COVID

Guest Speakers:

Jodi Gershoni, College Unlimited



Chase Gabrielson, Star Tutors 


More information on Star Tutors


Link to Star Tutors YouTube Channel -- Hundreds of free videos detailing the ACT, SAT, PSAT, and AP exams

Comments on the MD PTA Emergency Proclamation:

Maryland PTA Bylaws prohibit voting by proxy, mail (including by electronic transmission) or absentee ballots, which makes it impossible to vote on PTSA business unless we hold a meeting outdoors as we did in August. According to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, the bylaws cannot be suspended unless there is a clause that provides for suspension under certain conditions. Currently, there are no suspension clauses in the bylaws.  Consequently, the bylaws cannot be changed without notice to the members and the approval of two-thirds of the members voting. 

Virtual Coffee Chat with Ms. Boldon

September 25, 2020

General Membership Meeting

September 15, 2020

Special Membership Meeting

August 18, 2020

Virtual Coffee Chat with Ms. Boldon

May 21, 2021