WV PTA is governed
by a Board of Managers consisting of five elected officers, 8 regional
directors, membership coordinator, parent involvement coordinator, convention
coordinator, cultural arts/Reflections coordinator, honorary
life/scholarship chairman, youth member and 6 county council presidents.
Everyone who cares about children is encouraged to join PTA.
For more information on starting a PTA or obtaining a PTA membership,
please contact WV PTA at email@example.com.
needs your help! We need to promote PTA
and let others know that all school organizations are not alike.
cares for ALL children, not just those in a particular school.
is a network of self-governed local units, county councils, state
and the National Association, working together to make a difference
for all children.
- It is a common misconception
that all schools have a PTA.
Some schools have groups that call themselves PTA
but in reality is not a member of PTA
and are PTO. They do not have a state or national organization to
provide resources and help when needed.
is a leader in promoting meaningful parent involvement in our
schools, not just “party-giving, fundraising, cookie baking Moms!” PTA
provides the structure and message about parent involvement, with
the National PTA
Standards for Parent/Family Involvement.
offers support all levels: State and National Board Members are just
a phone call away for support, information and advice.
offers resources and materials such as conferences and conventions,
leadership trainings, advocacy trainings, video and printed resources,
the National PTA
Annual Resources, Our Children Magazine, as well as manuals and
other resources provided by WV PTA.
offers a link to other states and national organizations working for
the well-being of children.
- PTA offers
awards and recognition for development of leaders, membership,
programs, volunteerism, parent involvement among others.
offers legislative updates and information to help all PTA
members raise their united voices in defense and support of ALL children.
being a member of PTA
you are doing more for the children of WV and the nation than you know.
You give the association a voice and the ability to provide services that
ALL children need.
of the PTA:
To promote the welfare of children and youth
in home, school, community, and place of worship.
To raise the standards of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and
protection of children and youth.
To bring into closer relation the home and
the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the
education of children and youth.
To develop between educators and the general
public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the
highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.
PTA is a
strong advocate for public education, a relevant resource for parents and
a powerful voice for children. The children are PTA’s
focus and we speak for every child.
Our mission is threefold:
To support and speak on behalf of children in
the schools, in the community and before governmental
bodies and organizations that make decisions
To assist parents in developing the skills
they need to raise and protect their children; and
To encourage parent and public involvement in
the public schools of the nation.
The Mission Statement and other resources are
available in foreign languages on the National PTA