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 Maryland PTA Arts in Education Reflections Program


“Arts education is critical for helping students develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving abilities.” –Megan Chernin


National PTA believes that the arts, music, literature, dance, drama, and visual arts are central to learning. Infusion of the arts in elementary, secondary, and continuing education curricula is key to the development of students. Each year, the National PTA Reflections program offers local, regional, state and national opportunities for young artists in PreK through Grade 12 to be recognized for their creativity. We are proud to present our nation's best Reflections in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and the visual arts. 

Over the years, Maryland PTA has had National PTA Winners and we want to keep that winning streak going!! Traci Tatum is the Arts in Education Chair for Maryland PTA. She has a wealth of experience in growing your Reflections program and can guide you every step of the way. Whether you are new to the Reflections program or a seasoned volunteer, Traci will start you on your way. You can start you own Reflections Program for your PTA/PTSA or continue with your Reflections Program, either way Traci is here to lead the way.

Questions - please email Traci Tatum -

To help get you started:

The MD PTA 2017-2018 Reflections Handbook is attached. This is your guide to running a successful Reflections Program here in Maryland.

Here is a link to a video recording of Reflections 101 by Ethan Clark, National PTA video recording of Reflections 101.

Reflections Toolkit (forms, rules, etc...) available at: TOOLKIT

Here is a link to the State Reflection Library at:

Please share this information with your local units and others interested in learning more about the Reflections Program.

NEW, a change to the online system: PTAs will NOT use the student entry portal to register their PTA. They will now go to and click “Register My PTA.” As indicated above, I highly recommend you read the handbook and view the video before you get started.

The Reflections Program allows our students to express themselves through their gifts & talents in the ARTS!! And we can't wait to see all of their wonderful expressions!!!

We are so happy you have chosen to run this program in your PTA/PTSA and wish your children the best of luck. Any questions can be emailed to












 2017-2018 Official Rules

 2017-2018 Official Rules in Spanish

 2017-2018 Student Entry Form

 2017-2018 Student Entry Form in Spanish

 2017-2018 Theme Search Entry Form


Questions?  Please emailTraci Tatum -

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