Frances M. Frost, Family Ambassador

Frances M. Frost, Family Ambassador

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Frances Frost is a wife, mother, and author with a passion for books and reading. She is an advocate for equitable opportunities for learning for all children and supporting parental engagement in education.

An active member of the PTA since 2006, Frances Frost is on the Board of Maryland PTA, an Officer in her children's high school PTSA, and the immediate Past President of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Council of PTAs. During her terms as MCCPTA President, Frances led efforts to identify the institutional practices and policies which created cultural and racial barriers to parent engagement in the school system and the PTA organization itself and propose ways to address them. She represented parents on a number of school system committees, including annual operating and capital budgets, reviews of school improvement plans, Principal and central administrators interviews, superintendent interviews, review of the choice/magnet school selection process, review of the scoring mechanism for school construction assessment, school architectural selection, and establishing the school calendar. She has conducted workshops and training for parents in the county and at the National PTA convention. MCCPTA awarded her a Lifetime Achievement Award and Honorary Lifetime Membership in Maryland PTA in 2012.

Frances is also an author and a blogger. As an author, she supports the necessity for greater diversity in books for all ages, adults, as well as children.

Frances is active in serving the Montgomery County community with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and has been involved with her children's various activities, including volunteering as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and a coach for Girls on the Run. She is a graduate of the Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Management and the University of Delaware, and is a former high school teacher. Frances resides in Silver Spring, Md., with her husband and four children.