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
Lila Nelson 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
Nicole Miller surveys families and oversees a secure database of information for internal use.
This unfilled position makes sure our PTA is compliant with rules and regulations.
Lara Burns assembles agenda for PTA board meetings, takes notes, and distributes them after.
Karen Zuercher oversees ParentSquare, the website, the Wednesday email, and other interactions among parents and staff. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Suna Mullins and Sarah Octaviano host events that connect families to one another. Email:
Diversity & Inclusion
Norae Ferrara and Liz Pascual ensure that the school community supports families from every socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and LGBTQ background and those with special needs.
Margaret Hosel seeks extra funds for Sunnyside from outside organizations, which don’t have to be repaid.
Health & Wellness
Marcia Pendergast and Regan Porcelli work to keep families safe through Drop Zone, Bike and Walk, lunchtime recycling, and other programs.
Head Room Parent/Volunteer Coordinator
Chantelle Thomas keeps all class room parents informed so they can keep parents in the loop about school news.
Joy Forsythe assesses classroom and school tech needs; buys and distributes hardware and software.
Nick Reavil manages the PTA’s accounts, oversees the PTA’s budget, assists with payments, taxes, and auditing.
Mitsuyo Swingle makes deposits of PTA funds.
Maria Galagos and Jamaica Maxwell support learning at the school through events, software, consultants, and programs such as the Winter Read-A- Thon.
Simone Sebalo works with our aftercare provider and families to meet students’ needs.
Jessica Golm and Meredith Nonnenberg host craft events and encourage art creation and performance in school.
Heather Bennett and Catherine Hazelton help Sunnyside families and staffers in need, and organize charitable giving and ways for kids to volunteer.
Kat Rains, Leara Deane, and Cherlynne Jorden host events and drives to raise money for the school, with help from SpringFest chairs Debbie Bessinger and Joanna Robinson.
Galateia Kazakia and Lisa Sherman keep the natural environment in and around the school alive and beautiful.
Yvette Edwards encourages families to join the PTA, and supports the benefits of doing so.
Various teachers make sure that staff voices are heard and understood in schoolwide decisions.