PTO Mission Statement

The Shaker Heights Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is dedicated to facilitating the active and informed involvement of all parents and families to achieve the educational success and well-being of all children.

What Is PTO Council?

Each Shaker school has a Parent Teacher Organization and every parent is automatically a member. PTO Council is a district-wide umbrella group that connects all eight of the PTOs. PTO Council oversees collaboration between the units and with other groups to engage and support students and families throughout the district.

PTO Council is responsible for:

  • Paying for and overseeing the electronic distribution of weekly school newsletters
  • Compiling information for the annual printed District calendar
  • Administering the Shaker Schools Family Directory app
  • Organizing Superintendent community chats
  • Helping with Family and Community Engagement Series
  • Assisting with Family and Community Engagement Center
  • Communication, coordination, and training of PTO volunteers
  • Paying for the preparation of all PTO annual tax returns
  • Holding public PTO Council meetings to share interests across all our schools
PTO Council is funded through voluntary direct donations from families. Please consider making a $5 tax-deductible gift to PTO Council through PayForIt. Click on “Fees.” Thank you!

PTO Council Officers for 2018-19 School Year

President: Raven Perry
1st Vice President: Nicol Coxon
VP Communications: Kate Stuart
VP Educational Enrichment: Maria Pelletier
VP Financial Management: Anthony Peebles
Co-VPs Outreach: Roxanne Jaber and Timeka Rashid
Co-VPs Parent Education and Advocacy: Kimberly Harris and Kevin Lowery
Secretary: Laurie Pogel
Treasurer: Susan Armstrong
Nominating Co-Chairs: Kanika Christian

CommUnity Builders

Shaker Schools’ CommUnity Builders, a committee of Shaker Heights PTO, invite the Shaker Heights community to actively embrace and live our values. Refer to your building roster to learn who your CommUnity Builders representative is.

Stay Informed

Support PTO Council

PTO Council is funded solely through voluntary direct donations from families and teachers.  There are no fundraisers or other funding sources.  Please consider a tax-deductible gift to PTO Council by going to PayForIt.  Click on "Fundraiser."
Your donation of $5 or $10 will help PTO Council pay for the PTO e-mail account used by all eight schools for electronic distribution of school newsletters, and to continue to provide families with resources such as the Shaker Heights Schools Family Directory and the annual calendar of student activities and PTO events.
Please donate today.  Thank you! 
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