Ed Foundation supports local PTOs
Michael A. Coats/Special to the Index-Triubne
Last week, the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation gathered the PTO leaders and principals from the Sonoma Valley public schools to celebrate the start of the school year and to present each with a donation of $1,000 from the proceeds of the Red & White Ball. Education Foundation Executive Director Laura Zimmerman plans to host a PTO working meeting in January to spend more detailed time on issues facing our schools and exploring ways the community can work together to solve them. Participants are (front row) Maribel Gonzalez (El Verano PTO); Joanna Greenslade (Dunbar PTO); Beth Wolk (Principal, Prestwood School); Kim Ziegler (Flowery PTO); Deanna Wilcox (Sassarini PTO); Karla Conroy (Principal, Adele Harrison); (middle row), right, Tina Luther (Sonoma Valley Education Foundation); Sheila Riley (Principal, Woodland Star); Kathy Ervin (Prestwood PTO); Amy Cox (Sassarini PTO); Veronica Brooks (SVHS Boosters president); Kathy Pine (Sonoma Charter PTO); Laura Zimmerman (Sonoma Valley Education Foundation); Maggie Bafalon (former board member/Sonoma Valley Education Foundation); (back row) right, Debra Vaughn (Red & White Committee); Carol Morphy (Red & White Committee); Darlene Llanos (Sonoma Valley Education Foundation); Jette Franks (Sonoma Valley Education Foundation board member/Red & White Committee); Louann Carlomagno, SVUSD Superintendent; Harry Akre (intrim principal, Sassarini School); Will Deeths (Principal, Altimira Middle School); Maite Iturri (Principal, El Verano Elementary).