Advice and insight on becoming a PTO president, managing the president's responsibilities, and learning to be a great leader.

  • 17 Dos and Don'ts for Presidents

    Get off to a fast start and keep the momentum going all year long with our list of essential dos and don'ts for leaders.

  • My Life as President

    A parent group president reflects on lessons learned during her term in office and offers down-to-earth suggestions and advice.

  • Leader's Toolkit

    Information on getting organized, getting your group focused, communicating with parents, and more.

Parent Group Presidents: Essential Skills

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PTO President Problem-Solvers

  • Don't Do It!

    Sometimes it's more important to know what not to do. We outline 12 common mistakes PTOs make and offer positive alternatives.

  • Responding to Criticism

    To deal with criticism effectively, leave your emotions out of the conversation.

  • From Controversy to Consensus

    The way you handle the decisionmaking process can determine whether a difficult issue grows into an acrimonious fight.

Inspiration and Resources for PTO and PTA Presidents