About Us

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

Through enriching presentations from local and national experts on topics of interest to parents, faculty and staff, the MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series seeks to contribute to the academic, physical, and emotional health of our students. All events are free of charge and are for parents, faculty and staff of Los Altos and Mountain View public schools.

Our Sponsors

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is made possible thanks to the continued generosity of our sponsors.

Steering Committee

Megan Crissman
– Los Altos High School Parent
– Egan Junior High and Gardner Bullis Parent Alumnae

Jacque Gorelick
– Loyola and Blach Parent
– Former LASD Teacher

Sharon Greenstein
– Mountain View High School Parent
– Foothill Middle College Parent
– Loyola, Oak, and Blach Intermediate School Parent Alumnae
– M.A. Counseling Psychology – Santa Clara University
– MFTi Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
– Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) Therapist

Suzy Heltzel
– Mountain View High School Parent
– Blach Intermediate School and Oak Elementary School Parent Alumnae
– Committee Representative to Los Altos Educational Foundation and LA-MV PTA Council

Kim Jones
– Mountain View High School Parent
– Blach Intermediate School and Oak Elementary School Parent Alumnae
– Pediatrician in Palo Alto for 20 years

Rachel Michelson
– Blach Middle School Parent
– Springer Elementary Parent Alumnae

Amanda Patron
– Graham Middle School and Mountain View High School Parent
– Landels Parent Alumnae

Nannette Thomas
– Mountain View High School Parent
– Loyola Elementary and Blach Intermediate School Parent Alumnae
– M.A. Counseling Psychology – Santa Clara University
– Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Private Practice