PAC, Parent Volunteers & Committee Chairs

There are two school governance bodies for JBBP parents: PAC & Site Council.

What is PAC?

PAC is the Parent Advisory Council of the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program at Clarendon School. Every parent is a member of PAC. PAC members can attend monthly PAC meetings (generally the second Thursday of the month), vote on budget issues, and vote to determine the PAC Executive Committee. The PAC Executive Committee is a group of elected parent volunteers who provide leadership to the Parent Advisory Council. PAC parent volunteers raise funds to support the enrichment subjects for all JBBP students and participate in JBBP and school-wide events. Last year we raised approximately $200,000 to support our various enrichment programs such as Japanese, PE, music, art, computer and library. PAC's fundraising efforts also supplement teachers' classroom funds and other activities.

What is Site Council?

The School Site Council consists of 10 members including the Principal, teachers and parents from both the JBBP and the Second Community Program, and non-teaching staff. It holds public meetings once a month to oversee the Academic Site Plan for the whole school. The Site Council manages the budgeting of school resources and is responsible to SFUSD. Click here for access to the most up-to-date meeting minutes from the SSC.

2017/18 Directory of Volunteers


PAC Executive Council

  • PAC Co-chair - Sara Hall
  • PAC Co-chair - Michelle Kim
  • PAC Co-chair (Japanese-speaking) - Mutsumi Takehara
  • Co-Treasurer - Irma Hypes
  • Co-Treasurer - Fabian Gonzalez
  • Recording Secretary - Prasanna Jagannathan
  • Corresponding Co-Secretary - Erica Craven-Green
  • Corresponding Co-Secretary - Ana Kapor
  • Site Council - Ayse Hortacsu
  • Site Council - Rob Thomson
  • Site Council (alternate) - Rosanna Anderson

Fundraising Chairs

  • Annual Fund - Lauren Schwartz & Laura Trott
  • Auction - Bev Fishman & Michelle McDougall
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: Udon Booth - Rob Thomson & Claudia Kisara
  • E-scrip - Mina Muraki
  • T-Shirts - Tava Miyata & Sofie De Ceuster
  • Walkathon - Rosanna Anderson, Michael Anderson, Megan Kossar, Mina Muraki, Debby Lu (SC) & Cara Pellegrini (SC)

Event Chairs

  • Cherry Blossom Festival: Parade - Laura Nusbaum & Makiko Tada
  • Community Arts & Science Day - Melanie Masuda & Melanie Oberdorfer
  • Middle School Night - Lina Garcia
  • Performing Arts Night - Janet Shimotake
  • Picture Day - Melissa Gonzalez
  • School Tours - Kelly Kozak, Victoria Heilweil (SC), Joey Bennett (SC)

Committee Chairs

  • Consultant Coordinator - PAC Chairs
  • Corporate Solicitation & Grants - Sai Seigel
  • Curbside/Escort Coordinator - Mina Muraki
  • Grounds & Gardening - Mill Nash, Dovid Coplon (SC)
  • Investment - Mason McCabe & Jason Lee
  • Japanese Cultural - Ritsu Linsley & Masako Saunders
  • Lost & Found - OPEN
  • School Directory - Rosanna Anderson
  • School Webmaster - Vincent Robinson
  • Social/Hospitality Events - OPEN
  • Technology - Vincent Robinson, Maacah Marah (SC)