December 14, 2018

Washington State PTA Statement on Governor Jay Inslee’s 2019-21 Budget Proposals

Photo credit (Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press) “Washington State PTA (WSPTA) is very pleased with the direction of the Governor’s proposed two-year budget,” said Michelle Nims, president.  “At the top of our priorities is increasing the staffing for student well-being, including additional nurses, social workers, behavioral health specialists, psychologists, and counselors.  This budget starts with…
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Category: Legislative

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

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

August 14, 2018

PTA Leader Testimonial

As the school year winds down, I’ve been reflecting on my two-year term on the PTA board. I didn’t exactly come in kicking and screaming, but I wasn’t jumping up and down to take it on either. I feared I was unqualified or it would be too time consuming. While we had been a part…
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Category: Leadership