Welcome to

    Pennsylvania PTA Region 16



    Serving all of Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties


    I currently serve on the state board of managers for PA PTA as your Region 16 Contact Person and will be honored to represent you for the next two years.  I am available to assist you with questions, challenges, and issues affecting your local unit.  Please feel free to provide your principal and PTA board with my contact information. 

    Marie Merkel

    900 James Avenue

    Apt. 1201 

    Scranton, PA 18510






    This area of the Pennsylvania PTA website will serve as a communication tool for

    Region 16, so please check it on a regular basis. 


    ***Need more membership cards? Contact Mary Hess at mhess@papta.org and request them.***  

     I am very excited to be serving as your Region 16 Director and look forward to meeting with each and every one of you.


    We are all here for the same reasons, as the founders of our PTA:

    1. to be a powerful voice for all children

    2. to be a relevant resource for parents

    3. to be strong advocates for public education