Mission of Galileo Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA)

Galileo PTSA is a unit of the Second District of the California State PTA.  We are a non-profit tax exempt organization.  Our mission is to positively impact the lives of all children and families by representing our members and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership, and communication.

Brief History of the current Galileo PTSA

The Galileo PTSA was established in 2003 by a group of teachers, staff and parents after many years without any organization to represent the Galileo community, and became a California PTA charter member in June 2004.   In addition, starting that year efforts were made to develop fundraising activities to help support the school.   The success of several fundraising efforts lead to Galileo PTSA’s Academic Enrichment Grants for teachers and the school in 2005, which has provided over $42,000 funding various projects (not counting the thousands of volunteer hours from many parents and students).   The PTSA has also established traditions such as Teacher Staff appreciation lunch,  Freshman Orientation Brunch,  Education Fund Drive and  Senior Breakfast.


FY 2016-17 Officers

President:  Sharon Ohlson  PTSA-President@galileoweb.org

Vice President:  Angela Zhou & Richard Chen

Secretary:  Tianmei Gerst   PTSA-Secretary@galileoweb.org

Treasurer:  Patricia Schnaidt    PTSA-Treasurer@galileoweb.org

Membership Team:   Tianmei Gerst, Gabriel Farfan (Spanish), Ernesto Luo (Chinese)   PTSA-Membership@galileoweb.org

VP Fundraising:  Wendy Hanrahan    Fundraising@galileoweb.org

Education Enrichment Grants Chair: Virginia Van Natta  EnrichmentGrantsChair@galileoweb.org


Past Presidents of the Galileo PTSA
2003-2005     Anna Marie Booth

2005-2008     Linda Lau

2008-2010     Stella Leung

2010-2012     Gayline Tom

2012-2013     Caroline Scott

2013-2014     Nicole Torres

2014-2016     Jim Fong