The leadership of the PTTA consists of a diverse group of parents, trustees and administrators (some wearing multiple hats). The PTTA leadership meets regularly to plan for educational, fundraising and community-building events. In addition, meetings provide the PTTA leadership an opportunity to disseminate and discuss current school issues. PTTA Meetings are open to anyone in the community and dates and times are posted on the CDS web calendar and announced at Friday assemblies.
The leadership roles below represent a number of positions that may be utilized by the PTTA to accomplish its work. Any member of the PTTA may hold these leadership positions. The PTTA leadership includes:
Co-Presidents (Iris Escarramán and Hope Van Sciver):
Organize and lead the PTTA; chair meetings; serve on the CDS Board of Trustees
; maintain communication with the Head of School and administration regarding PTTA activities and contributions; work with PTTA officers and members to identify individuals and groups to carry out activities and plans; oversee strategic direction of the PTTA. Work with the Director of Finance and Operations to insure that the PTTA budget and finances are well managed and that record keeping is up to date. (Typically a two-year role). The PTTA co-presidents are ex-officio, voting members of the CDS Board of Trustees.
Fundraising Coordinator/Partnerships: Works with the CDS Director of Finance and Operations to ensure that the PTTA budget and finances are well managed and that record keeping is up to date; identifies and suggests unique revenue-sharing agreements.
Classroom Liaison Coordinator (Michael Ludlam): Coordinates and assists the classroom liaisons; works with PTTA officers and members to identify individuals and groups to carry out activities and plans, including the annual Welcome Potluck.
Farm Family Coordinators (Cyndi Wong & Devon West):
Train new family farmers and handles scheduling and coordination of the family farmers
; maintain a calendar of assignments and send out reminders; serve as main contacts for family farmers on weekends and holidays.
Parent Education Coordinator (Sita Patel): Member of SPEAK and other relevant education policy and advocacy groups; prepares shortlist of recommended parent education opportunities for the CDS community; partners with other Bay Area schools to organize and promote parent education events.
Members of the Administration who are ex-officio members of the PTTA leadership:
• Head of School (Shelly Luke Wille)
• Lower School Director (Marie Keating)
• Middle School Director (Chris Wachsmith)
• Early Childhood Program Director (Antonette Greene)
• Director of Communication (Andrei Ferrera)
• Director of Enrollment Management (Kristina Berman)
• Director of Advancement (Jeanna Yoo)