Meet your PTA board for the 2016-2017 School Year:

President: Parminder Grewal

I am a proud parent of three children at Clark (6th, 4th and 3rd grade) and have been a PTA member since our 1st day at Clark, 4 years ago. I have been on the PTA board since 2015 with my first year, as Room Parent Coordinator and Reflections Chair. Last year I was Vice President and this year and I am excited to be your President. Both my husband and I are working parents and understand the juggle of work, school, homework, sports, housework, or whatever it may be- which is why we are firm believers and supporters of the PTA for without the programs the PTA provides we would have one more thing to add to our plate. I look forward to meeting all of our Clark students and their families and encourage all of you to become a PTA member. Please support all of our PTA programs by making a flat donation.

Executive Vice President : Patti Andrade

I have been a member of the Carolyn A. Clark school family since our oldest began kindergarten. From the very beginning our experience has been exceptional & I enjoy sharing this with others. I am very proud of our school & I believe that it is a shining example of what every public school should be like.

Secretary: Arthi Aiyappan

Hi, my name is Arthi Aiyappan, and I have been part of the Carolyn Clark PTA Board for the last five years serving as the president, vice-president, parliamentarian and room parent coordinator. Along with these roles I have also been a room parent, volunteered as an art docent, taught JA, taught hour of code and been an ABC reader. I truly enjoy working with the PTA team and am so proud to be a part of the Carolyn Clark Community. I have two children, my daughter is in high school and my son is in fifth grade at Carolyn Clark. This year I am looking forward to serving as the secretary and am excited for the upcoming school year.

Treasurer : Leilani Llaneza

Hi, I am Leilani Llaneza, your 2017-2018 PTA Treasurer. My daughter graduated from Carolyn Clark last year and my youngest son started kindergarten here this year; so I have many more years at Carolyn Clark to continue to look forward to. I try to balance my time as a working mom and an active volunteer for the school. Last year, I was the membership co-chair, alongside Sanobar Mehta and I have volunteered in the classroom for the Arts Attack program and also at many school events throughout the years. I look forward to working alongside the wonderful teachers, staff and parents at Clark to make this school year a successful and unforgettable year.

Fund Raising Chair : Jen Menzel

Hi, my name is Jen Menzel, and I have two boys at Clark, one in 1st and one in 2nd. This is our third year at Clark and my first year on the Carolyn Clark PTA Board. I am serving as the Fundraising Chair and am very excited about all upcoming activities that we have planned.

Principal: Gina Juarez
This marks my sixth year as the principal of Carolyn Clark Elementary School. I am also a parent of a kinder here as well. I work closely with the PTA and support all of their efforts. I appreciates all of the programs and enrichment activities that PTA brings to our students. It’s very easy to collaborate with the PTA, as we have the same vision for our school. We are like a family at Clark and work tirelessly for the children.

Membership: Sanobar Mehta

Hi, I am Sanobar Mehta and I am “mom” to 2 daughters who attend Carolyn Clark. This year I am the Membership Chair for our PTA. I have been active at our school over the last few years by leading the school’s Hour of Code events and monthly Computer Science program, teaching Junior Achievement, volunteering in the classroom and as Art Docent, and coordinating the Farmigo program. I look forward to partnering with other members of the Clark family to continue to create a safe, well-rounded, and enriched school experience for our students.

Parliamentarians : Zabin Alibhai
Bio – Coming Soon

Historian: Bernadette Marcias

Bio – Coming Soon

Auditor: Margaret Hoang

Hello! My name is Margaret Hoang, and I am honored to be your PTA Auditor. I am known as Mrs. Hoang to my Clark 3rd graders, and I am Mommy to my daughter who is also a Clark cub! I am so happy to be a part of the Clark community and look forward to seeing you around school and at our events. Thank you!

Class Room Coordinators:Hang Le & Ayesha Azar

As the parent of two students at the school- a sixth grader and a second grader – I’m looking forward to being on the PTA board for the first time. My role will be one of the two room parent coordinators whose job it is to liaise with the room parents and teachers regarding events hosted by the PTA. In my spare time I love to read, watch good movies/TV shows, hang out with family and friends, and explore the places and events going on around the Bay Area. I love a chance to go up to San Francisco!

Web-Coordinator: April Mistretta

Hi I am April Mistretta, I maintain the Clark PTA website and the Clark PTA facebook page. I have a daughter in 5th grade. This is my 2nd year on the board. My goal is to make it easy for Clark parents to find, sign up for and participate in all PTA activities. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome.

Book Fair: Crystal Fong & Angela Siu

Hi! I am Crystal Fong and have been a part of the Clark family for the past 6 years. I currently have a 6th grader and 3rd grader. Through the years, I’ve been very active with teaching Arts Attack & JA. I’ve been a PTA member since Day One and this is my 2nd year on the PTA Board serving as co-chair for the Book Fairs. Students LOVE the Book Fair! Looking forward to another great year!

Reflections: Margaret Hoang

Hello! I am known as Mrs. Hoang to my Clark 3rd graders, and I am Mommy to my daughter who is also a Clark cub! I am so happy to be a part of the Clark community and look forward to seeing you around school and at our events. Thank you!

ABC Reading: Nicole Naidu & Priya Mysore

Hi! I’m Priya Mysore. I’m a proud parent at Carolyn Clark for 4 years currently and this is my second year as a PTA board member. I absolutely love this school and the programs that are offered here. I have been an active ABC (Asset Building Champion) volunteer for the past three years in my child’s class. In addition, I’ve had the opportunity to teach JA (Junior Achievement) for the past two years. I am super excited to be part of this team and I look forward to continue to enrich children’s lives through ABC and PTA this year.

Nicole is a native to Evergreen Valley. She was raised in this area as a child and when she married, she and her husband, Raman, moved back to this area to raise their family. Nicole leads Customer Experience at a high growth Bay Area start up focusing on medical software for doctors. She loves being a part of this community and running into familiar faces at sporting events, the farmer’s market, the grocery store, at school, etc. Having that connected environment is a dream come true for her. She is co-leading the ABC Reading Program at Carolyn Clark this year and anyone who has met her knows she is very passionate about it! She has been an ABC Reader in Clark classrooms for the past 11 years and it brings great joy to her life.

Arts Attack: Sandhya Kumar & Soumya Shivanna

I am Sandhya Kumar proud mom of two girls! I am Arts Attack coordinator for the PTA. I am also the Box Tops coordinator for the school. I love reading, cooking, hiking, running & volunteering! We have a wonderful school with dedicated teachers, PTA and volunteers, I look forward to another great year!


ParminderHi, I am Soumya Shivanna, proud parent of two daughters ( 4th grader and 1st grader) . I have loved being a part of the PTA from the very first year of kindergarten. This is my first year on the board as Co-Chair for Arts Attack program.
Being a part of the PTA gives me a sense of belonging in my children’s academic life along with an incredible opportunity to get to know fellow parents who are a part of Clark family. I look forward for a great school year.

Code for Fun Coordinator: Kamini Patel & Maryann Cave

Hi!! I am a mom to a 1st grader at Carolyn Clark and a pre-K student who will attend Clark next year. We have been at Carolyn Clark for 2 years attending TK, Kinder, and now onto 1st great. This is my first year on the board and I will be co-chair for Code for Fun and also room Parent. I am looking forward to being on the board and getting to know more of the Carolyn Clark community.

Teachers Appreciation Lunch Coordinator: Lindsey

LindseyHi, My Name is Lindsey Gutierrez . I have 2 daughters my youngest will be in 4th grade & my oldest will be attending her 1st year of college at San Fransisco State University. This will be my 3rd year on the PTA Board. I enjoy what Carolyn Clark has to offer, that’s why Fund Raising is important to continue all the wonderful programs & events that we have. Looking Forward to the new school year!

Lower Grade Teacher: Margaret Hoang

Bio – Coming Soon

Upper Grade Teacher Rep: Maryann Cave

Bio – Coming Soon


Welcome to the Carolyn Clark PTA Website. On this site you will find information on the many programs and activities that the PTA brings to the school. Watch the site for frequent updates on upcoming events, meetings and more. In addition, we ask that you become a friend of the Clark PTA on Facebook.


You should join PTA because PTA membership . . .
  • Benefits your child and benefits our schools.
  • Connects you to a Network.
  • Means More Informed Parents.
  • Boosts Children’s Well being.
  • Gets you Connected and Adds Your Voice to Others.
  • Leverages Volunteer Power.
  • Provides Great Resources.
  • Improves your skills.
  • Results in School Improvement.
  • Makes You a Good Role Model.