There are hundreds of roles available to parents and guardians who wish to volunteer on campus. The PTSA is just one of many organizations who need parental hands and hearts to make each of their programs and events a success.


The PTSA is looking for parents to join our:

OUTREACH TEAM. Set a warm and welcoming tone for our parents and families. There is so much happening on campus and in our community – it’s easy to get confused or lost. Be one of our veteran “ASK ME” parents at our PTSA events to assist parents in navigating their way through Paly.

  • Class of 2028 Parent Network Hosts
  • Class of 2027 Parent Network Hosts
  • Foreign Language Liaisons

HOSPITALITY TEAM. PTSA Hospitality will be hosting 6-8 events this year for our wonderful staff of 240 teachers, aides, support personnel, and administrators. Each event will have a fun theme and showcase cuisine and treats from around the world to reflect our diverse population.

EVENTS TEAM. We are fortunate to have awesome Chairs for our 4 big events: Parent Fair, Spirit Week, Turkey Feast, and Grad Week. But, we need 40-50 parents to help support each event as we anticipate almost 2000 attendees (except Grad Week which is just for Seniors). 

2024-2025 Executive Board

Title Name
President Valerie Rainey
EVP open
Treasurer Kuldeep Parikh
Financial Secretary Orit Vidas-Horovitz
Recording Secretary Tina Mondragon
VP Fundraising Johanna Ehrlich
Deputy VP Fundraising open
VP Communications Kaitlyn Liao
Deputy VP Communications Rika Yamamoto
VP Outreach / Parent Networks Lauren Williams
Deputy VP O/PN Lise Pinnell*
VP Events Mel Rytokoski
Deputy VP Events open
VP Hospitality Pebel Rodriguez
Deputy VP Hospitality Sush Vij
Deputy VP Hospitality Prasanna Patel
VP Parent Ed Alpa Shah
Deputy VP Parent Ed Rochna Dhand
VP Wellness Dona Tversky
Deputy VP Wellness Kara Davis
Historian Esther Yoo
Parliamentarian Charu Gupta

This is the website of the Palo Alto High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association, “Paly PTSA” or “PTSA” for short. Please note that the School has its own website: https://www.paly.net