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What Does a Vice President Do?

The vice president’s role is often the least understood, but the office provides a real opportunity for a motivated PTO leader.


Parent Group Vice President Job Description

An outline of weekly and monthly tasks, characteristics of a good PTO or PTA vice president, and other job requirements.


16 Tips for Executive Board Members

Simple tasks that will make you a better parent group board member.

Family Tech Talk: Virtual Edition

Reengage Parents With a Free Virtual Internet Safety Event

From cat memes to TikTok, what are kids up to online? Sign up to have an Internet safety expert run this FREE virtual event for your school's parents.


Chairing a Committee: The Basics

How to lead a committee, including getting organized, finding the information you need, and engaging volunteers.

Video Series

Video: 6 Reality Checks for PTO and PTA Leaders

Key points for super-involved leaders who want to get parents on their side.

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Quiz: Rate Your Leadership Skills

Take the quiz to see what your strengths are as a leader and determine which skills could use some work.

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Three Decisionmaking Methods

These processes for reaching a decision can help parent group leaders get past (or avoid) a stalemate.

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Balancing PTO and Personal Life

It can be challenging to find balance. But a little strategy, a little organization, and a lot of support from friends and family go a long way.

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Public Speaking: Overcome the Jitters

Some advance preparation and a few best practices will help your next presentation go smoothly despite any butterflies.

Expert Guide

Leader's Toolkit

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

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Quiz: Rate Your Involvement IQ

See how your group's attitudes and practices for building parent involvement measure up.

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Build Support for New Ideas

When members resist change, reduce the chance of conflict with patience and understanding.