Apr 062014

Congratulations to the following teachers that have been recognized

by the State PTA as PTA Teachers – Making a Difference

Sandra Beltran, Southeast Middle School PTSA, Pacific Council
Clare Gardner, Marquez Charter Elementary PTA, Westside Council
Brooke Newman, Marquez Charter Elementary PTA, Westside Council
Sandra Gomez, Hawaiian Avenue Elementary PTA, Lomita-San Pedro Council
Joyce Hsin, City Terrace Drive Elementary PTA, Atlantic/Griffith Council
Sandra Martinez, Wilmington Junior High School PTSA, Gateway Council
Leslie Nehring, 156th Street Elementary PTA, Gateway Council


The PTA Teachers – Making a Difference program is designed to showcase and publicize the outstanding dedication and support of teachers for PTA.

To recognize the special contributions of teachers at your school to PTA, California State PTA will select and feature their stories in our publications and on our website.

Nominations can be made throughout the year. Every nominated teacher will receive a letter of appreciation and a certificate. One teacher’s name will be drawn monthly for special recognition, a free registration to the next California State PTA Annual Convention to be held May 7-10, 2014 in Los Angeles.

In addition, thanks to our sponsor, iFocus featuring Jungle Rangers, each month’s featured teacher will receive a $75 gift card for school supplies.

Apply online at PTA Teachers-Making A Difference Application [en español]

Teachers who are nominated will receive:

  • Certificate of nomination
  • Recognition on an Honor Roll banner at the California State PTA convention
  • Opportunity for selection of their stories to be featured in California State PTA publications and on our website

Tell us about a teacher at your school and how their dedication and support for PTA makes them special by completing the application online. Honorees for this award should be:

  • A PTA/PTSA member
  • Credentialed teacher at a PTA school in California

If you have questions or need more information, please contact: communications@capta.org