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December 5, 2018

Media Release: Washington State PTA Hires New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington State PTA Hires New Executive Director TACOMA, Wash, 11/26/2018 – The Washington State Parent Teacher Association has selected Andrew L. Estep, CAE, as their new Executive  Director starting December 1, 2018. The Board of Directors conducted a nationwide search and are delighted to bring Estep on board. According to Board President,…
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Category: Leadership

November 29, 2018

WSPTA Welcomes New Executive Director to the Team

WSPTA is welcoming Andrew Estep, CAE, to become a member of our PTA family. Andrew will be joining WSPTA as the new executive director starting on December 1 and would like to share an open letter to our members: Dear Members By Andrew L. Estep, CAE I am delighted by the opportunity to serve you…
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Category: Leadership

November 28, 2018

December Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks Attend any board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports for board and membership meetings Attend training Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about monthly financial report Prepare articles for newsletter/social media Update website Participate, help, and communicate Monthly Tasks Consider a holiday…
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Category: Leadership



October 30, 2018

November Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks Attend any board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports for board and membership meetings Attend training Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about monthly financial report Prepare articles for newsletter/social media Update website Participate, help, and communicate Monthly Tasks Insurance payments due…
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Category: Leadership

October 25, 2018

40th Annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly Wrap-Up

Delegates from across Washington state gathered to adopt a brand-new two-year legislative platform and several new permanent advocacy positions, be inspired, receive advocacy training, and network with other passionate PTA members during the 40th annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly, October 20-21, at Green River College. Some highlights of the Assembly included a keynote address by the…
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Category: Advocacy , Events , Legislative


September 26, 2018

Who Can Be A PTA Member?

If your PTA is not recruiting members in order to get volunteers, suddenly the pool of potential members has expanded exponentially! So who can join your PTA? Any living person! Quite literally, as long as the potential member is human and alive, they can join your PTA. We do not discriminate based on geographic location,…
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Category: Membership

September 25, 2018

October Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks Attend any board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports for board and membership meetings Attend training Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about monthly financial report Prepare articles for newsletter/social media Update website Participate, help, and communicate Monthly Tasks Review tasks from…
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Category: Leadership