Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco

Where all San Franciscans are committed to the success of every public school in the City. 

 
Cayla Allen African American Community Advocate I like the sense of ownership and autonomy that my community immersion work at PPS-SF both requires and provides.

Cayla Allen

African American Community Advocate

I like the sense of ownership and autonomy that my community immersion work at PPS-SF both requires and provides.

Teresa Arriaga Executive Director I am excited to work with PPS-SF in support of parents and schools, as I firmly believe strong public schools are critical to the success of our democracy.

Teresa Arriaga

Executive Director

I am excited to work with PPS-SF in support of parents and schools, as I firmly believe strong public schools are critical to the success of our democracy.

Roisheen Doherty Office Manager I love supporting such a passionate team. It makes my job easy!

Roisheen Doherty

Office Manager

I love supporting such a passionate team. It makes my job easy!

Kellyn Dong Database Systems & Technology Manager Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco is a free service that helps parents, including me!

Kellyn Dong

Database Systems & Technology Manager

Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco is a free service that helps parents, including me!

Robin Dutton-Cookston Director of Communications I love sharing information and helping our beautiful, diverse San Francisco families to become joyful, empowered public school advocates. 

Robin Dutton-Cookston

Director of Communications

I love sharing information and helping our beautiful, diverse San Francisco families to become joyful, empowered public school advocates. 

Daisy Hernandez Latino Community Outreach Officer I am inspired by how the Latinos families want to learn how to advocate for a quality and equitable education for their kids.

Daisy Hernandez

Latino Community Outreach Officer

I am inspired by how the Latinos families want to learn how to advocate for a quality and equitable education for their kids.

Miranda Martin Director of Policy I feel so lucky to have the opportunity through my work at PPS-SF to engage with families and schools thoughout San Francisco and experience first hand how much we share in our experiences and hopes for our students. 

Miranda Martin

Director of Policy

I feel so lucky to have the opportunity through my work at PPS-SF to engage with families and schools thoughout San Francisco and experience first hand how much we share in our experiences and hopes for our students. 

Rachel Nip Enrollment Program Manager Through my work at PPS-SF, I see the amount of time and effort families, school staff, and the community put in to support students in our public schools. I am inspired by the collective impact caring adults have on children's lives.

Rachel Nip

Enrollment Program Manager

Through my work at PPS-SF, I see the amount of time and effort families, school staff, and the community put in to support students in our public schools. I am inspired by the collective impact caring adults have on children's lives.

Sandy Qiu Chinese Community Outreach Officer I am so happy working at PPS-SF. It's a wonderful opportunity that I can help Chinese parents to engage with San Francisco Public Schools. When I see Chinese parents being satisfied, it is my greatest pleasure.

Sandy Qiu

Chinese Community Outreach Officer

I am so happy working at PPS-SF. It's a wonderful opportunity that I can help Chinese parents to engage with San Francisco Public Schools. When I see Chinese parents being satisfied, it is my greatest pleasure.

Maria Webster Program Coordinator I am energized by helping parents find a school where they feel their child is safe, happy, and getting a great education

Maria Webster

Program Coordinator

I am energized by helping parents find a school where they feel their child is safe, happy, and getting a great education

 
 

Board of Directors


Amie Latterman, President, has three children, two of whom are enrolled at Sunnyside Elementary School. She is the development director for SPUR, a leading civic planning organization.

Pui Ling Tam, Vice-President, has two young children, one in preschool and one at Leonard Flynn Elementary School. She is the Executive Director of San Francisco Peer Resources, a youth empowerment organization embedded in San Francisco Unified School District middle and high schools.

Dominic Willsdon, Secretary, has two stepchildren in public schools in San Francisco, one at Leonard Flynn Elementary and one at Balboa High School. He is the Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Practice at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and is responsible for all SFMOMA programs for schools and teachers, as well as for talks, performances and film screenings.

Elizabeth Rood, Treasurer, has one daughter in the dual-immersion Spanish program at Marshall Elementary School and one son who will start Kindergarten in 2017. She is the Vice President of Education Strategy at the Bay Area Discovery Museum where she oversees educational programs and directs research initiatives through the Museum's Center for Childhood Creativity.

Sarah Ballard-Hanson holds significant experience in the field of teacher preparation and youth and family programming. She is the Director of the Bayview Beacon Center, an organization committed to transforming public schools into youth and family centers that become a beacon of activity for the surrounding neighborhood.

Mark Ferlatte has twin toddler sons. His firm, Truss, works with organizations to ensure outstanding online user experiences and was integral in fixing Healthcare.gov.

Nancy Gapasin Gnass is a 15-year member of PPS-SF and an active volunteer for both PPS-SF and the SFUSD. As a public school parent and educator, Nancy brings a working knowledge of district governance and policy-making structures to the PPS-SF Board. She has a daughter at Lincoln HS and a son at Everett MS. 

Brittany Imwalle has two daughters enrolled at Alvarado Elementary School. She is the Chief Operating Officer with Blue Shield of California Foundation. 

Darren Kawaii is a San Francisco native. He is both an alumnus of and educator for the SFUSD. An activist with interest in diverse issues, Darren brings degrees in ethnic studies and urban education to his work on the PPS-SF Board.

Bruce Reyes-Chow has three daughters who’ve attended Rooftop K-8, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, and Drew School. He is an author, serves as the Transitional Pastor at Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley, CA, and is a Coach and Senior Consultant with the Center of Progressive Renewal.