SPMS PTA intends to support students, parents, and faculty’s mind and hearts; build a trustworthy, empathetic community with engaging programs, and foster open, inclusive conversations. 

The South Pasadena Middle School PTA is a member of the California PTA and the national PTA.  “The PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-begin of all children and families.” www.capta.org

SPMS 2010-2020 PTA Executive Board

President  – Emily Cline

Executive Vice President – Sara Shaffer

1st VP Ways & Means – Lori Davis Denny

2nd VP Programs – Shang Hur

3rd VP Membership – Tammy Selden

Wish Night – Vanessa Godson, Katrina Lowstutter

Treasurer – Beatrice Sanchez

Recording Secretary – Betsy DeLeon

Auditor – Ittai Shadmon

Corresponding Secretary – Sally Takeda

Parliamentarian – Aimee Wong

Historian – Kim Carlson

Financial Secretary – Karin Meyer Burger


  • Book Fair – Emilia Aldana
  • Communication Liaison – Eileen O’Leary
  • Fathers’ Follies – Saida Staudenmaier, Lori Davis Denny
  • Reflections —
  • Social Media — Lisa Rosenberg
  • Spirit Wear – Saida Staudenmaier
  • Staff Appreciation – Rachel Fox, Suzanne Smiley
  • 8th grade Promotion – Tina Gavlak
  • Musical — Lisa Henderson (as unofficial liaison)