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.
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