We welcome and encourage highly organized, highly motivated, positive people to join our board. We organize over 40 events, committees, and ongoing support activities throughout the year and we need engaged parents to help pull it all together.
Parents on the board provide positive support to Stanton staff and volunteers. The abilities to organize, manage, and communicate, while creating a positive experience for everyone is very important.
President : Amy Ramos is a parent of a second grader, as well as a college graduate. Amy coaches soccer for the Castro Valley Soccer Club, and sits on the board of Woodroe Woods when not at Stanton.
Vice President : Millie Cowley-Crawford is a parent of a first grader and a fourth grader. Millie is a civil engineer and amateur baker who loves organizing to-do lists.
Co-Treasurer : Anna Tumlinson is a parent of a second grader and a fourth grader. A retired aerospace engineer, she now works at a non-profit providing advocacy for those left behind by the justice system. She is also a dedicated gardener, an excellent painter, and enjoys soap-making, sewing and crochet.
Co-Treasurer : Justin Kemp is a parent of a first grader. He is a sales manager in the building materials industry. But what Justin really does is centered around various volunteer organizations, including CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Silicon Valley, which allows him to spend time with kids in the foster system. He also enjoys working at several different fan based conventions, such as Silicon Valley Comic Con, San Francisco Comic Con, Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, and Walker-Stalker Convention.
Corresponding Secretary : Teresa VirgenTorres is a parent of a first grader and a fourth grader. A human resources professional by day, Teresa enjoys helping others, working out and preparing traditional Mexican food for her wonderful family.
Recording Secretary : Becky Stanek-Rykoff is a parent of a kindergartner and a third grader. She works in grant program management, serves on the Castro Valley Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and enjoys hiking, knitting, and gardening.
Executive Advisor : Mary Halaka Lodge is a parent of a third grader. Mary loves rodeo, sharing her favorite toothpaste with the world, and relaxing at the end of a long day running around the school with a nice glass of red wine.
Each year, elections are held to nominate and vote into office a SPA board. The nomination committee is formed in April and consists of three members: one appointed by the current board and two nominated from the general membership. After utilizing means to reach the entire membership, nominees for officers will be presented first to the Executive Board and then published to the general membership.
Elections are held at the general membership meeting in May. At that time, nominations will also be open from the floor.
Officers serve from July 1 to August 31 of the following year (a 14 month term).