PTA Leaders

Leadership Service Award

Washington State PTA is a volunteer organization. The differences made in the lives of children are because of volunteers who are committed to being a voice for every child. In gratitude for many hours of service and training, the WSPTA Board of Directors created a leadership program. The purpose of the program is to recognize and acknowledge leadership skills attained by PTA leaders throughout all levels of the association. PTA leaders are encouraged to apply for the Leadership Service Award (formerly known as the Leadership Academy) and submit their activity annually to create a record of their leadership in the association.

The program awards leadership points for leadership positions held in both PTA and other educational committees, classes presented, conference attendance, and other WSPTA and National PTA events. The award identifies four leadership levels from bronze to crystal. All levels are recognized with a certificate and a pin. Crystal awardees are recognized at the WSPTA annual convention each spring.

Leadership Service Award online application is due March 15, 2024. Access the online application here.

This program is free to join. It is a great way to create a record of your leadership development that can be included in your professional résumé, as you gain the skills to become a leader in your community. View the list of past crystal-level recipients.

Note: Points will only be accepted for up to five years, including the current PTA year. View the points system PDF.

Questions? Please email