Hello Miami Dade!

It is quite an honor to serve as your Miami-Dade County Council PTA/PTSA President. I’ve always believed in PTA’s Mission and values. The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. It is this vision that will guide my presidency, the notion that it truly does take an effort by all stakeholders to fulfill their roles in every capacity to make sure that every child’s potential is realized will be our guiding principle. We must all collaborate while keeping children front and center on every issue. Our commitment must never waiver, we are to hold each other to the highest level of accountability. We must respect each person’s voice while working with a profound sense of inclusivity so that every voice is heard and respected. Lastly, we must carry out every action with integrity, acknowledging that we are not perfect, and when wrong we must acknowledge our mistakes and seek to make amends.

Fellow advocates, these words you have just read are a paraphrased version of PTA’s  Mission and Values. Let us allow ourselves to be guided in the light of good, the light that we can help brighten so that every child does indeed reach their full potential.

I am here for you, our executive council board and officers are here for you. Let us work diligently together, so that our legacy is stamped with the knowledge that we have upheld the values which we stand for.


Joseph Gebara
Miami-Dade County Council PTA/PTSA