School of Innovation PTO

Our Mission

The mission of the Willoughby-Eastlake School of Innovation PTO is to support the educational and personal growth of all of our students so they will be prepared to assume leadership in their community and be problem-solvers for the future. To do this, the W-E SOI PTO will collaborate with parents, teachers, staff, students, and community partners to support fundraising and events to enhance the education of and opportunities for School of Innovation students.

Who We Are

The W-E SOI PTO is a nonprofit organization that exists for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, including the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

How We Help

The purpose of the W-E SOI PTO is to fulfill the mission of, and to enhance and support the educational experience at Willoughby-Eastlake School of Innovation (W-E SOI) at all grade levels, to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent involvement, and to improve the environment at W-E SOI through volunteer and financial support.

Core Values

The W-E SOI PTO will strive to implement the "7 Design Principles" of the Willoughby- Eastlake School of Innovation in all its endeavors.

SOI PTO Board Members


Melissa Solema



Christine Smrdel

Vice President of Elementary


Adam Burnworth

Vice President of Middle School


Matt Ballard



Kim Sterk


Stay Connected


SOI PTO Facebook Page


SOI PTO Facebook Group