Shaker PTO is recruiting for 2021-2022 School year

PTO needs volunteers for all levels of commitment and time at all of our school buildings.

Please see the Recruitment Webpage for contact information. PTO constantly changes due to the voices of the members who provide input and feedback.  We welcome you to get involved in whatever way makes sense for your family. 

FOr Back to School INformation

Please visit the District website

Shaker 2020-2021 Plan

For planning back to school routines, please see 


Student Health & Safety Guidelines


Instructions for using the COVID-19 Screening Tool on the Shaker APP


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. Each Shaker school has a Parent Teacher Organization, and every parent/caregiver and teacher of a Shaker student is automatically a member.


Website access to the school pages as well as resources and meeting notes are available to all community members.  In order to receive PTO emails and access to the directory, faculty/staff and families are asked to register below. 


There are no fees to join the PTO. Please register with a Membership Toolkit account to have access to the family directory. Once you are registered, you will have the opportunity to decide what, if any, of your family information is included in the directory. 


Please check back often. We are working hard to add information that will help our parents stay connected with our PTO and school community.



 If you already have a Membership Toolkit account with another organization,
you can use the same log-in here.

Questions, suggestions or ideas? Email us at


Each Shaker school has a Parent Teacher Organization, and every parent/caregiver and teacher of a Shaker student is automatically a member. PTO Council is a district-wide umbrella group that connects all eight of the individual schools’ 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:

  • Coordination of and collaboration between the individual PTO units

  • Acting as a liaison between District Administration and individual school PTOs

  • Overseeing the electronic distribution of weekly school newsletters

  • Compiling PTO information for the annual printed and online District calendar

  • Administering the Shaker Schools Family Directory

  • Collaborating with the Family and Community Engagement Center

  • Holding public PTO Council meetings to share interests across all our schools

  • Preparation/filing of tax returns for all Shaker schools’ PTOs

  • Organization of selected district-wide unifying events, such as MLK Day and Senior Clap-Out


Co-President:  Sarah Divakarla and Stacey Hren
Co-1st Vice Presidents: Michelle Jones and Randi Nathenson
VP Communications: Sarah Divakarla and Stacey Hren
VP Educational Enrichment: Sharee Thornton
VP Financial Management: Schen Griest
VP Outreach: Nikki Byrd
VP Parent Education and Advocacy: Angel Chapman 
Secretary: Laurie Pogel
Treasurer: Susan Armstrong
Recruitment Co-Chairs: To Be Determined 

Connect with your PTO Representatives

 PTO Roster for 2020-2021 School Year



Shaker PTO YouTube Channel


See PTO Council's YouTube Channel for recordings of building meetings and presentations. 

Join us for the Next PK-4 CommUnity Series Meeting on March 11th.  For a video of the event
January 11, 2021, PTO Council Meeting
Video Recording on PTO Council YouTube page, Click below to view
Continue the celebration of Beloved Community by visiting our webpage of resources, including the digital learning guide. For more information, click here

Upcoming PTO Council Meeting Schedule

  • May 24, 2021

Meetings scheduled from 7:00-8:30 pm.  Meetings are currently planned to be held virtually.  A link will be published one week before the meetings.  Attendees to the PTO Council meeting include: Superintendent Glasner, PTO Council Executive Board, PTO Unit Presidents and all interested community members.