Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco
Where all San Franciscans are committed to the success of every public school in the City.
Board of Directors
Amie Latterman, President, is the Director of Advancement at Children’s Council of San Francisco—at the heart of child care and early care and education in San Francisco for over 40 years. She is the mother of three kids—two of whom now are at Sunnyside Elementary school, and serves there on the School Site Council, and has been a PTA officer in the past, as well. One of her favorite things to do is talk to other parents at birthday parties and playgrounds about San Francisco’s fantastic public schools!
Sarah Ballard-Hanson, Vice-President, 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.
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.
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.