2018 HSA Honorees

The Palo Alto PTA Council honored the following volunteers at the 2018 Award Ceremony on April 26.  These individuals have made extraordinary district-wide contributions to the Palo Alto community.

Very Special Person Award

Larry Wong – Exemplified innovative high quality teaching

Honorary Service Awards

Khrushid Gandhi – Managing eNews
Rachel Gibson – Sustainable schools stewardship
Colleen Gromley – Partners in Education leadership
Indira Selvakumaraswamy – Social and Emotional Learning development and awareness

Continuing Service Awards

Pat Markevitch – outstanding PTA leadership and service
Keri Wagner – outstanding PTA leadership and service

In addition, Palo Alto School PTAs recognized these outstanding volunteers at the school level.

Click My Cause – the easy way to advocate

Speak up now for PAUSD students! Take action with a fast click of a button. Your voice needed to advance 3 critical CA education bills:
  • Increase funding for K-12 education (AB 2808). CA schools are funded far below national average (cost-of-living adjusted)
  • Pupil suicide prevention and training (AB 2639, Asm Berman)
  •  Invest in Pre-K education (AB 1754). Every dollar invested in early education saves CA many, many more dollars later
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