Meet the PTA Board

Meet the PTA Board

Jennette Shay, President

Hello Barnard Friends & Family! I am very excited to be the Barnard PTA President for the 2022-23 school year.  Both of my kids attended Barnard and my son Ryan is currently a 2nd grader.

Our family loves Barnard for its diversity, dedicated teachers and strong community. In previous years I’ve served as the Barnard PTA VP, BAG and Jog-a-thon chairs. It’s going to be a great year!

Jeanette Woodward, Vice President

Hi Barnard family! I’m excited to serve as your PTA Vice President this year to support our students and community! My daughter Jalyn is in second grade, and now speaks Chinese frequently thanks to our wonderful teachers.

When I’m not at Barnard, I recruit for various companies in my “day job” and in my free time, try to enjoy all this city has to offer.

You might see me with my family at Sea World, the Symphony or alpaca farm! I love meeting new friends so introduce yourself if you see me around!

Elsa Leon, Treasurer

Hello, I’m Elsa. This is my first year serving on the PTA Board. I will serve as a treasurer this 2022-2023 school year. I am originally from Mexico.

I have 3 girls in 4th, 3rd and TK.  This is my fourth year as Barnard parent. My family, and I enjoy spending our free time, going to the beach, hiking, traveling, and playing around our beautiful San Diego area .

Gisa Dang, Secretary

Hi Barnard Friends & Family! My name is Gisa and I am the Secretary for this year.

My child Finn is in first grade and our 3 year old is excited to join UTK next year. I am originally from Germany and my husband is from San Diego, we moved here during the first year of the pandemic and joined Barnard when classes were fully online.

We were so grateful for all the different ways in which the PTA created community and opportunities to meet in different formats and settings.

I work in health and human rights and you may see us during drop off and pick up on our orange longtail bike.

Grace Yu, Historian

Hello! I’m Grace and I’m your Historian for the 2022-2023 school year. Born in Shanghai and raised in Los Angeles, I moved down to San Diego to attend UCSD and enjoyed the city too much to leave.

Many years later, I feel so fortunate to be able to raise my family here. When I’m not the Mom-shuttle for my two Barnard Pandas (4th grader and 1st grader) you can find me at the gym or at a café with an espresso in hand.

I look forward to the new school year and also meeting the new parents of Barnard! Go Pandas!

Family on a boat in Alaska

Scott Moore, Auditor

Hello Barnard, I’m Scott and this is my 6th year serving on the board. I have a 4th grader at Barnard and a 7th grader at PBMS (who previously attended TK to 5th grade at Barnard). 

I enjoy serving the community to create a welcoming, engaging and academically challenging school for our children.  The PTA provides amazing benefits for our school including field trips, academic and PE resources, teacher training, work visas for visiting teachers, and so much more. 

I’m proud to be part of a great team that is entrusted with your child’s growth and learning. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family, hiking, surfing and running. 

Let’s have a great 2022-2023 school year!

Zach Burton, Parliamentarian

LeAnn, Margo, and I love Barnard! Margo is in Kindergarten this year. We enjoy playing golf, visiting the zoo and Legoland, and exploring San Diego as a family.

I am happy to serve as your Parliamentarian for a second year.

Our family looks forward to making new friends and growing together this school year!

Loren Staten, Barnard Annual Giving (BAG)

Hi Barnard families! My name is Loren Staten and I’m your BAG chair this year. This is my 5th year as a Barnard parent.

I have 3 kids in 4th, 3rd and 1st grades. I have served in different positions on the board over the years.

If you see me around feel free to introduce yourself! 


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