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Hearts for All Children

Whether you’re a seasoned PTA volunteer or a newbie who needs a hand, the Torrance Council of PTAs is here for you. Use this site to help you keep track of meetings, find resources to help you run your PTA and get the support you need.


2017-2018 Proposed Slate of Officers

We are officially posting our proposed slate for 2017-2018.  Please note that there is an opening.  If you are interested or have a suggestion, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee.  

  • Pres:  Nannette Nolan
  • 1st VP Leadership:  Denise Spellman
  • 2nd VP Organization:  Alicia Allen
  • 3rd VP Education:  Sumi Arnheim
  • 4th VP Community Services:  Michelle VanLerberghe
  • 5th VP Health:  Rosie Javaid 
  • 6th VP Hospitality: Cristina Sukal 
  • 7th VP Communications:  Diane Wang
  • 8th VP Advocacy/Legislation:  Rouchell Duncan
  • 9th VP Budget & Finance:  Shanie Asato
  • Recording Secretary:  Terry Ragins
  • Financial Secretary:  Shari Kaku
  • Treasurer:  Amy Caponpon
  • Auditor:  Mary Scharpf
  • Historian:  Judy Briggs


Your Nominating Committee:

  • Alicia Allen
  • Denise Spellman
  • Nannette Nolan
  • Cindy Shields
  • Maral Horton
  • Lan Yokota
  • Jason Jahn
  • Amy Caponpon 
  • Rosie Javid

Support the PTA with a Membership!

Purchasing a membership is one of the easiest ways to show your support for children and Torrance schools. We invite you to join one or all of the Torrance schools. Purchase your membership from any one of the Torrance units by completing this form and returning to Council.

Contact council membership chair, Alicia Allen to learn more about purchasing your PTA membership today. Thank you for your support!

Bringing HOPE to TUSD Families in Need

Thank you to all of the units and community members who helped support Project Hope’s Adopt-a-Costume. Together we donated 53 costumes to TUSD children who otherwise may not have had a costume to celebrate the Halloween festivities.

Help Us Collect Canned Goods, Boxed Food, Diapers (any size): Items will be donated to TUSD families in need. For “bulk” pick-up call or text Alicia Allen, (310) 997-5329. If you would like to donate or have questions, please reach out to your local unit or program chair Alicia Allen at (310) 997-5329.

About Project HOPE (Helping Our People Everyday)
Project Hope is Torrance Council of PTAs’ newest program. Our mission is to support the basic needs of our homeless families in the TUSD system.



Connect with Your Mentor

TCPTAs teams each PTA Unit President with a council mentor. Mentors are here for you every step of the way. Mentors are encouraged to go to unit meetings and functions, and to connect with Unit presidents often. Need to get a hold of your mentor? Click here.