Oregon PTA Awards

Oregon PTA takes great pride in recognizing units and individuals for their work and dedication to further PTA’s Mission and Values. Recognizing units and individuals for their efforts and accomplishments inspires others to take action, builds excitement and creates positive press for the PTA.

You will find more information and applications for nomination in Chapter 9 of the Leader’s Guide

Oregon PTA Service Awards:

  • Local Unit Volunteer (LUV)
  • Oregon PTA Advocate for Children
  • Unit of Excellence
  • Membership Campaign
  • Student Service: (K-5), (6-8), (9-12)
  • Champion for Children
  • Local Leader of the Year
  • Communications
  • Program of the Year
  • Oregon PTA Classified Staff Hero of the Year
  • Oregon PTA Teacher of the Year
  • Honorary Lifetime Achievement

National PTA Awards:

Phoebe Apperson Award: The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award for innovation in family engagement, named after National PTA co-founder Phoebe Apperson Hearst, recognizes and celebrates achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. The awards are presented to PTAs that have earned the National PTA School of Excellence designation and demonstrated outstanding success engaging families in student success and school improvements. This award is the highest honor National PTA presents for effective family engagement.

Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award: The purpose of the Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award is to recognize PTAs that are dedicated to the needs of all families represented in their schools. The award acknowledges PTAs for developing practices which are inclusive and equal for all families and result in positive change.

National PTA School of Excellence Certification: This program provides schools with tools to assess and enhance their commitment to parent involvement based on PTA's National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs. After completing the assessment process and submitting an application, a school which meets the parent involvement standards and provides supporting documentation becomes certified as a Parent Involvement School of Excellence. Other schools can use the assessment process to develop a blueprint for improving their parent involvement practices and policies.

More information may be found on National PTA awards and programs at www.pta.org.