About Us

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

The SPMS PTA also sends a weekly online newsletter to continually keep our members informed about PTA activities. If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter in your inbox, please email our corresponding secretary .

SPMS 2019-2020 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 Lowstuter

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

Staff Representative — Lindsay Bruce

ASB, Upstanders Coordinator — Emily Williams

Administrators — David Kubela, Carlos Kassam-Clay


Book Fair – Emilia Aldana

Communication Liaison – Eileen O’Leary

Fathers’ Follies – Saida Staudenmaier, Lori Davis Denny

Mental Health Week — Michael Keller, with Shang Hur

Reflections —  Michael Keller

Social Media — Lisa Rosenberg

Spirit Wear – Saida Staudenmaier

Staff Appreciation – Rachel Fox, Suzanne Smiley

8th grade Promotion – Tina Gavlak