The National PTSA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSA Values

  • Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.

  • Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.

  • Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.

  • Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.

  • Accountability: All members, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.

Shorewood High School PTSA Mission

Shorewood PTSA provides academic enrichment and advocacy for all Shorewood students.

Supporting PTSA Activities

Advanced Academic Achievement

After Shorewood

Classroom Grants
Extended Day Intervention
SAT Prep

SW HS At Risk

Summer School

Bond/Levy Support

Family services


Family Services






The Works

Holiday Food Drive

Teen Gift Drive

Basic Needs Support

Community Donations

SW Family and Staff Resources

PTSA Standing Rules

The name of this PTSA local unit is Shorewood High School PTSA 6.12.105.

This PTSA serves the children inthe Shorewood High School community which includes the residences and businesses in the Shorewood High School enrollment area.

The Shorewood High School PTSA shall be governed by and conform to the Bylaws for the Local Units of the Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers.


PTSA Organizations

Shorewood PTSA is the local chapter of a much larger organization. 

Shoreline PTA Council  

Washington State PTA 

National PTA


PTSA and Boosters

The two organizations cooperate, but are completely separate. PTA focuses on academic assistance, basic needs, and equity, while Boosters focuses on extracurricular enrichment. See Shorewood Boosters 


2021-22 PTSA BOARD



 Shannon McMaster
 Vice- President
 Johanna Polit
 Linda Tsai
 Mea Fischelis

2021-22 PTSA 




Andrew Benson

Responsible for communication regarding PTSA activities and events to Shorewood families through the Shorewood Newsletter PTSA Website, PTSA Facebook page. 


Ann Hayes-Bell 

PTSA Legislation Rep/Mentor:

Student Co-Chairs:  Senior:  TBA & Junior : TBA

Informs, educates, and encourages advocacy among the membership and community on issues that affect the education, health, and safety of our kids.  Provides updates through the Shorewood newsletter and coordinates advocacy events


Jenni Gallagher

Promotes PTSA Membership during the fall membership drive, collects membership registrations and Pass the Hat donations, communicates with Washington State PTSA.

Family and Community Engagement/ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Debbie Olhoeft and Marion Mohrlok

Focuses on creating and insuring equity in our PTSA through our actions and communications

2021-22 PTSA


Staff and Student Club Grants

Debbie Olhoeft

A PTSA committee whose mission is to provide equity based support for staff and student clubs at Shorewood High School.

Forefront Suicide Prevention


Works with Shorewood administration to coordinate Forefront Suicide Prevention program with students and staff