PAC Members 2017-2018

Carrie Banks has a daughter who will be attending Lincoln High School in the fall and son at Gateway High School. Over the years, she has served on the School Site Council, been an active member of the PTA and an advocate for better alignment between the SSC and ELAC at her children’s schools. Carrie lives in Noe Valley.

Cheryl Fields has a daughter attending S.F. Community K-8 School and two SFUSD graduates. She is very active at her daughter’s school and an advocate for her community. For the past 15 years Cheryl has worked supporting families whose children attend SFUSD schools. She lives in the Bayview.

Dennis Lockett has a son at Glen Park Elementary School and another enrolled at S.F. Community K-8 School. He helps families navigating the educational system and connects them with the resources available to support their educational experience. Dennis is an advocate for youth in foster care and children with special needs. He lives in Glen Park.

Diana Schneider has a daughter who attends Jefferson Elementary School and a son who attends A.P. Giannini Middle School. She volunteers regularly at Jefferson and is Executive Vice President of the PTA. Diana is also on the Board of the Children’s Council and lives in the Sunset.

Esmeralda Michel has a daughter and a son at El Dorado Elementary School. She serves on the School Site Council (SSC) and is an active member of the El Dorado community, especially supporting cultural events. Esmeralda speaks Spanish and English and lives in the Outer Mission

JoAnna Van Brusselen has a daughter at Flynn Elementary School and is on the School Site Council. She works with parent mentors at Support For Families of Children with Disabilities. JoAnna speaks English, Spanish and French and lives in Bernal Heights.

Johnny Knadler has a preschooler enrolled at Jefferson Early Education School and a son attending Alamo Elementary School. He is a strong advocate for children with special needs and in the past has volunteered with the Hearing and Speech School. Johnny lives in the Presidio.

Marcela Sosa has a son who attends Herbert Hoover Middle School and another enrolled at Burton High School. She has been very active with the ELACs at her children’s schools over the years and volunteers with Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Community. Marcela speaks Spanish and lives in the Portola District.

Nicole Powell has a son at Thurgood Marshall High School and a SFUSD graduate, Class of 2017. She is a member of the School Site Council (SSC) and works with parents from the ELAC to ensure their voices inform the SSC’s decisions. Nicole is also part of  the African American Parent Advisory Council and is an advocate for her community. She lives in the Bayview.

Patricia Serrano has two sons in at Rooftop K-8 and a daughter at Lowell High School and volunteers regularly at her children’s school. She is an advocate for the Latino community, especially for those who do not speak English, and a supporter of children with special needs. Patricia speaks English and Spanish and lives in the Mission.

Rebecca Page has two daughters at Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8. She is the PTA treasurer and an active volunteer at her children’s school. Rebecca is also a member of the Potrero Neighborhood House karate school and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and lives in the Mission.

Shurrin Zeng has a daughter at Guadalupe Elementary School. She a board member of District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC), serves on the PTA and School Site Council at her daughter’s school. Shurrin speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English and lives in the Crocker Amazon area.

Starcia Cousar has a daughter and two sons attending Bessie Carmichael K-8. She is an active member and co-founder of the PTO group called, “Parent Collaborators” at Bessie Carmichael. Starcia lives in the Bayview.