AASA President Appointed to National PTA Board

Date: July 19, 2010

Here is the PTA press release announcing Dr. Hatrick's latest appointment:

National PTA recently announced that Dr. Edgar Hatrick of Loudoun, Va. was appointed to its Board of Directors. Dr. Hatrick is one of 10 new board members announced at the 114th Annual National PTA Convention and Exhibition in Memphis, Tenn.


Hatrick is in his 20th year as Superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools and is the President of American Association of School Administrators (AASA). Over his 44-year career in Loudoun County Hatrick has been a high school teacher of English, high school principal, director of special education, director of instruction, supervisor of guidance and foreign languages, and assistant superintendent for pupil services.


He was educated in the public schools of New York City; Miami, Florida; and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia. Dr. Hatrick is a Vice President of the Urban Superintendents Association of America.


He has been recognized for his work by the General Assembly of Virginia and recently received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from Shenandoah University for his community service. Two of his three children are educators; one in the Los Angeles Unified School District and one in Albuquerque, N.M. His older son is a Leadership Gifts Officer at Bates College in Maine. Ed and his wife, Betty, have two granddaughters.


“I am truly excited to be appointed to the board. As a member of the board, I look forward to being a voice for children and parents throughout the country. And I hope to explore additional ways for AASA and PTA to work together for America's children,” said Dr. Hatrick.


National PTA’s Board of Directors serve two-year terms and are either elected member representatives by convention delegates or are appointed by the national president as at-large members. Board member positions are unpaid, volunteer roles and are comprised of 28 parents, education professionals, and community and business leaders from across the country.


“This new board will provide great strength to our national leadership and will continue the association’s rich legacy of engaging parents, schools, legislators, and community leaders,” said Charles J. “Chuck” Saylors, National PTA president.