If you think that the PTA is just a small crew of moms who meet now and then to plan bake sales, you may be in for a big surprise. The Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, is a huge and very influential nationwide organization with state and local affiliates throughout the country. The national PTA is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia and promotes parent involvement in school communities. It is also a powerful lobbying organization in state legislatures and in Washington, D.C., advocating on behalf of students and schools.
PTA meetings serve as venues for discussions about a variety of educational issues. Teachers may talk to the parent community about a new reading program or student discipline issues. Experts from the community may talk about building better relationships with adolescents, or share important information about school reform initiatives. Parents may raise concerns about such things as homework or proposed changes in the school curriculum.
One of our most important assets in a PTA organization is the parent volunteers, without their dedication and commitment none of this would be possible. If you want to help make a difference please join us on our next PTA meeting we would love to have you there.
Rick Chiapa serves as the Tulsa St PTA Presidentr. Rick is currently employed at The Southern California Gas Co and has been there for 15 years. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Northridge in 1996 and his MBA from Pepperdine University in 2013. Rick has been married 14 years and has two children; a daughter age 8 and a son age 6. email
Julie McCloskey secretary attended Mount St. Mary's College and worked in early childhood education for over 20 years. She is a certified child abuse prevention trainer and freelance children's program consultant. She served as a member of the board of directors for both the San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley Child Abuse Prevention Councils. She has two children, Gus and Gabriel.email
Jessica is the proud mother of two Tulsa Tigers. She has a passion for education and is currently enrolled at CSUN where she is working towards her goal of becoming an English teacher. At present, she works in the financial industry, where she has fifteen years experience. Last school year she served as PTA secretary and this year she has filled the position of treasurer. She encourages all parents to take an active role in their child’s education and would like to remind you that volunteers are essential at Tulsa. Whether you can give an hour a year, or an hour a week, it all adds up and it makes a difference.email
I'm Danielle Newman. I'm the fundraising chair, substitute teacher, and parent of 2 students here at Tulsa. I've been involved here for the past 14 years.email
Going on her 10th year of volunteering and being a parent here at Tulsa, she is a proud Mom of one former Tulsa student and one current 5th grader. Paula has a degree in Radio/TV-Communications and a Business Minor from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH and is a self employed actress/producer as well as "kid's chauffeur".email
Angie Silva has been Married for over 15 years. She is a Mother of three children and has Worked as a Administrator/ Accountant for over 18 years. She recently became a housewife to care for her three children. Angie Has a Daughter in Middle school who graduated from Tulsa in 2015 a son who's last year is here at Tulsa Elementary school and a brand new baby boy that was born in 2016. Angie has joined Pta here at Tulsa since 2009 and believes that volunteering is a success to a child's spirit and education.email
Miguel has over 16 years of marketing and design experience, and currently holds a senior design position for a local marketing company offering targeted solutions to consumers and dealerships in the automotive industry nationwide. He studied Graphic Design at California State University Northridge. As an active volunteer at Tulsa, he along with wife of 15 years also take great joy in planning and hosting many family events.email
I am a "retired teacher" and mother of 4. My oldest is in college and my youngest is in 1st grade. My children have been attending Tulsa since 2008. Presently i am the Box Tops Coordinator for PTA.email