PTA Board & Committee Chairs
Jessica Cohen leads the PTA board and committees, first point of contact for new families and anyone with questions for the principal.
VP - Executive
Kelly Pettersen conducts school tours, contact for the larger neighborhood and city community, acts on the President's behalf when s/he isn't available.
VP - Operations
Alysia Gonzales surveys families and oversees a secure database of information for internal use.
Kerri Spruston makes sure our PTA is compliant with rules and regulations.
Lara Burns assembles agenda for PTA board meetings, takes notes, and distributes them after.
Corinne Lewy, Karen Zuercher oversee ParentSquare, website, Wednesday email, and other interactions among parents and staff.
Suna Mullins hosts events that connect families to one another.
Diversity & Inclusion
Norae Ferrara, Liz Pascual ensure that the school community supports families from every socieconomic, ethnic, religious, and LGBTQ background.
Joanna Pearlstein, Margaret Hosel seek extra funds for Sunnyside from outside organizations, which don’t have to be repaid.
Health & Wellness
Marcia Pendergast, Regan Porcelli work to keep families safe through Drop Zone, Bike and Walk, lunchtime recycling, and other programs.
Head Room Parent
Catherine Kalessis keep all class room parents informed so they can keep parents in the loop about school news.
Jonathan Wilson, Jordan Lewy assess classroom and school tech needs; buys and distributes hardware and software.
Meghan Ingle manages the PTA’s accounts, oversees the PTA’s budget, assists with payments, taxes, and auditing.
Mitsuyo Swingle makes deposits of PTA funds.
Nick Reavill supports learning at the school through events, software, consultants, and programs such as the Winter Read-A- Thon.
Simone Sebalo, Sarah Gibson work with aftercare provider and families to meet students’ needs.
Leara Deane, Meredith Nonnenberg host craft events, encourages art creation and performance in school.
Heather Bennett, Catherine Hazelton help Sunnyside families and staffers in need.
Nicole Miller, Leara Deane, Cherlynne Jorden host events and drives to raise money for the school.
Galateia Kazakia keeps the natural environment in and around the school alive and beautiful.
Leigh Lehman encourages families to join the PTA, and supports the benefits of doing so.
Eileen Morris helps kids find the best ways to work together.
Caitlin Janoff makes sure that teachers’ voices are heard and understood in schoolwide decisions.