The Pleasanton PTA Council, in partnership with the Pleasanton Unified School District, 
is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Excellence in Education Awards:

§   Diane Anderson (Foothill High School)
§   Jill Battilega (Amador Valley High School)
§   Jennifer Berrigan (Lydiksen Elementary School)
§   Willie Brown (Hart Middle School)
§   Julie Castillo (Vintage Hills Elementary School)
§   Kristine Cozzo (Walnut Grove Elementary School)
§   Jeremy Detamore (Foothill High School)
§   Laura Ditto (Walnut Grove Elementary School)
§   Cassandra Fuller (Alisal Elementary School)
§   Scott Gorsuch (Foothill High School)
§   Jana Halle (Harvest Park Middle School)
§   Stacey Holder (Fairlands Elementary School)
§   Gary Johnson (Foothill High School)
§   Cindy Johnson-Eckersley (Harvest Park Middle School)
§   Kelly Lack (Fairlands Elementary School)
§   Brian Ladd (Amador Valley High School)
§   Lisa O'Connor (Donlon Elementary School)
§   Amy Patnode (Harvest Park Middle School)
§   Laura Peters (Pleasanton Unified School District)
§   Pam Smith (Walnut Grove Elementary School)

Honorees received their awards at the 28th Annual Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 7.
Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for this year's awards.
The official press release can be found here

Would you like your voice to be heard?
Would you like to help be a part of positive changes for all student in our community?
Would you like to share your ideas on how to help all students thrive in PUSD?

If so, please take the opportunity to attend an evening or morning informational meeting. Speak with like-minded people, share your ideas, and lend your personal perspective.

  • Evening event – Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Inklings Common Room, 530 Main Street, Pleasanton. Please register at

  • Morning event – Tuesday, May 22, 9:30 to 11 am, PUSD District Offices, Bldg 400 - Kottinger Room, 4665 Bernal Ave, Pleasanton
 Special guests at morning meeting: 
Superintendent David Haglund and Asst. Superintendent Ed Diolazo

See the flyer for more details about both events!

Congratulations to the newly elected officers 

for the 2018–2019 Pleasanton PTA Council Executive Board!

President: Maritess Simmons
Executive Vice-President: Winnie Liu
Vice President, Student & Community Concerns: Theresa Ludvigson
Vice President, Leadership Development: 
Vice President, Membership: Sarasvani Vadera
Vice President, Advocacy: Sharon Beckley
Mercedes Badger
Treasurer: Jennifer Delp
Historian: Mona Sethi
Auditor: Emmeline Chen

Please contact Maritess if you are interested in an open position.