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Welcome to the Paly PTSA Website!!

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that strives to represent everyone at Palo Alto High School including parents, teachers, staff and students. Our board members, committee chairs and other volunteers work hard to make our school community an ideal learning environment for our students. If you are new to our school please contact us and get involved!

    The mission of the PTSA is three-fold: 

    • To support and speak on behalf children and youth in the schools, in the community and before government agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.  
    • To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children.  
    • To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools.

    Welcome and Have a Great YEAR!

The elected members for the 2014-2015 Paly PTSA Executive Board:




Linda van Gelder

Exec VP

Pat Markevitch

1st VP Programs/Parent Ed.

Dawn Billman

1st Co- VP Programs/Parent Ed.

Louise Valente

2nd VP Fundraising

Victoria Liu

3rd VP Hospitality

Judy Huang

3rd Co-VP Hospitality

Ruth Wu

4th Co-VP Community Service

Chitra Sharma

5th VP Communications  

Calisa Cole-Gouyet

5th Co-VP Communications

Barb Clark

6th VP Health & Welfare 

Christine Chang

7th VP Outreach & Diversity

Calvin Woon

8th VP Legislative Advocacy

Tracy Neistadt

Recording Secretary

Rebecca Passarello

Corresponding Secretary

Olenka Villareal


Hai Tang

Financial Secretary

Karen French Neuman


Kimberly Diorio

Parliamentarian (appointed)

Rebecca Fox



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  This document was last updated by PTSA Webmaster on 9/15/2014