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January 2024 notice: We will vote on officers for the 2024-2025 PTSA Executive Team at the March 2024 PTSA Association Meeting. 

2024-2025 FHS PTSA Executive Board Slate

  • President - Melissa Baylis 

  • EVP - Aileen Soares

  • VP Membership - Amy Blake

  • VP Programs - Gwenn Ertoz

  • Secretary - Margaret Surridge

  • Treasurer- Shareka Pentony

  • Parliamentarian - Nadine Chiu

  • Auditor - WeiLing Sung

If you have any questions would like to be nominated to run for one of the positions, please email

The Foothill PTSA, an all-volunteer membership organization made up of parents, students and Foothill educators, works on behalf of the entire Foothill community to advocate for academic excellence and enrichment of the educational experience of our students.

The Foothill PTSA supports and enhances the educational experiences of Foothill's students by:

  • Providing an organization through which the parents, school, and teacher can work cooperatively
  • Supporting the academic needs of the students
  • Encouraging school unity through parent, teacher and student participation
  • Supporting effective, school-wide communications
  • Providing financial support for programs not funded by the annual school budget

The Foothill PTSA is an affiliate of the National PTA.

As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, we rely on the generous donations of our members and the Foothill community. You can help by becoming a member of the PTSA and by making a donation to our Foothill Enrichment Fund. Throughout the year, we hope to provide more than $60,000 to Foothill, supporting vital services for every student. However, our reach extends far beyond the classroom.

We are your primary link between home and school, providing:

Here are some examples of what Foothill PTSA supports or enables

  • Funding for Staff and Student-led Grant Requests for:
    • Educational resources, apps and supplies
    • Professional development for teachers and counseling staff
    • Sustainability of Peer Advocates
    • Supplies for departments in need
    • Swing and Flexible Seating for Special Education
    • Innovative and engaging breakout materials for Engineering
    • Equipment and supplies for Culinary Arts and Ceramics classrooms
    • Novels and professional development for language classes
    • Supplies for Health Office
    • Theatrical rights for dual campus production
  • Cameras and campus security system to help keep our campus safe
  • New furniture in C-6 and Library
  • Support for Access period resources
  • Scholarships for 2- and 4-year college bound seniors
  • Hydration Stations so our students have access to refillable chilled/filtered water
  •  Supplies for Wellness Center including beverages, stress management materials, and tablets
  • Technology upgrade for Digital Arts program
  • Reflectionsa student recognition art program to support student creativity
  • Welcome program for students and families new to Foothill
  • Principal's Friday Forums so parents receive updates firsthand from principal
  • Fundraising efforts via Jersey Mike's Big Game Fundraiser and Amazon Smile
  • Project-management and volunteer coordination for Online Registration, Teachers Appreciation Luncheon, and other school activities
  • And more!

Questions or comments? Contact the Foothill High School PTSA at