Principal Problems (and Solutions)

Working well with your school’s top administrator is important for PTO and PTA leaders. Here’s how to tackle some common sticking points.

PTO Today Article

How To Work With School Staff

Building good working relationships with school staff takes open communication and mutual respect.

Principals & Teachers

Make the Principal Your Partner

Good communication about priorities and respect for each others' roles makes for a strong partnership.

PTO Today Article

A Principal Group Goal

Tips for starting your year on the right note with the principal.

The Principal

Your Relationship With the Principal

Our best tips on fostering a good relationship with your school's principal that lasts the whole year through.

The Principal

6 Tips for Talking With the Principal

Use these ideas to work more effectively with your school administrator.

Principals & Teachers

Help Parents Connect With the Principal

For many parents, opportunities to interact with the school principal can be rare. Your parent group can help facilitate connection.

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Duct-Tape the Principal Flyer

Duct-tape fundraisers have become a popular way to earn money. Flyer can be customized to suit your group's event.

PTO Today Article

Advice for New Principals: Value Your PTO

If the leadership is changing at your school, take advantage of the opportunity to find a true partner.


8 Ways To Help Your School

We asked principals to tell us the most important things PTOs and PTAs can do for their school. Here are their top answers.

Principals & Teachers

Improve Your Relationship With the Principal

12 tips from a former principal to create and foster a strong relationship with your school administrator.

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Plug Into the Power of TeacherLists

TeacherLists is the smarter way for schools to manage, share, and find supply lists. Use TeacherLists to make back-to-school work better—for everyone.

PTO Today Article

Principal Q&A: Advice for PTOs, Part 2

More of your questions answered by our expert, an experienced principal, teacher, and PTO president.

PTO Today Article

Principal Q&A: Advice for PTOs

Straight answers to your tough questions from our expert, an experienced principal, teacher, and PTO president.

Principals & Teachers

What Principals Fear From Parent Groups

Your principal has to carry many responsibilities. Are you adding to them?

PTO Today Article

How To Work With a New Principal

A change in school leadership is the perfect time to look at the role of the PTO; parent leaders and administrators share how they forge strong relationships.

PTO Today Article

Get the Principal on Your Side

The right—and wrong—ways to build communication with school administrators.