What Am I?

I am the link which unites and presents a clearly defined image of PTA work to the community.

 

I provide strong, inspiring leadership.

 

I am understanding and compassionate to unit problems.

 

I work with the district board realizing that through cooperation, we may achieve the purposes of the PTA.

 

I refrain from legislating for units.

 

I shall not dictate to units.

 

I interpret the basic PTA policies in a friendly, impersonal manner, noting that units abide by their bylaws.

 

I counsel with courtesy and perception, knowing that each unit is autonomous.

 

I give PTA information in a clear and easily understood manner.

 

I start my meetings on time and use parliamentary procedure to ensure a fair and just meeting.

 

I work within the framework of the PTA purposes, mission, and vision, recognizing that they are the foundation of all PTA work.

 

I keep my units informed concerning deadlines on National PTA and Illinois PTA grants, reports, awards, registration forms, and bylaws.

 

I stay informed on PTA legislation and share my experience and information with the units, realizing that sharing is an important part of leadership and my obligation to the members.

 

I abide by my bylaws and urge local units to do the same.

 

I present programs, demonstrating technique along with information.

 

I plan informative leadership development seminars.

 

I use National PTA and Illinois PTA resources in my work.

 

I try at all times to be big enough to overlook pettiness, small enough to ask for help when needed, and above all, to practice what I preach.

 

I lead by example.

 

I am a PTA Council.