Galileo’s Parent Teacher Student Association (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

Established by a group of teachers, staff and parents to represent the Galileo community in 2003, we became a California PTA charter member in June 2004. Our parents, teachers and students volunteer their time to build a stronger community and support an academically motivated learning environment.

Our fundraising efforts have supported more than $80,000 of academic enrichment grants and stipends for teachers. Annual traditions include Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Freshman Orientation BBQ, Annual Fund Drive and Senior Breakfast.


FY 2017-18 Officers

President:  Emily Chen, PTSA-President [at] galileoweb.org

Vice President: Lily Li

Secretary:  Essie Louie, PTSA-Secretary [at] galileoweb.org

Treasurer:  Patricia Schnaidt, PTSA-Treasurer  [at] galileoweb.org

Membership Team: Sarah Alshudad (VP), Gabriel Farfan, David Jiang, Lanxin Xiao, PTSA-Membership [at] galileoweb.org

VP Fundraising: Wendy Hanrahan, Fundraising [at] galileoweb.org

Education Enrichment Grants Chair: Terri Bogaards, EnrichmentGrantsChair [at] galileoweb.org

Community Relations: Fiona Tsui

Technology Specialist: David Jiang

Parent Liaison: Bai Zhen


Past Presidents of the Galileo PTSA
2016-2017     Sharon Ohlson

2014-2016     Jim Fong

2013-2014     Nicole Torres

2012-2013     Caroline Scott

2010-2012     Gayline Tom

2003-2005     Anna Marie Booth

2008-2010     Stella Leung

2005-2008     Linda Lau