TPCS Go To List

These people can direct you on the following topics. You can obtain their contact information from the roster.

Arts: Stephanie Drake

Board Members: Andrew Longsworth, Hudson Smith, Lisa Sudek, Darcy Thole, Tracy Weiss, and Julia Sheehan.

Bulletin: Angela Thalls

Classroom Reps: See classroom page

Courtyard Maintenance: Martha Miller, Don Penner

Discipline and Class Management: Jennifer Proudfoot and Adrian Garsia

Drive for Schools/Fundraising: Bengie Hodges, 462-9404, ext 4

Electives: Alex Yasbek

Facility/Maintenance: Corrie Verbraken

Finance: Satisha Furnish, 462-9404, ext 7

Lost and Found: TBD

Music: Verena Elias

Vegetable Gardens: Summer Carney, Alisha Vanderpool, Jennifer Colfer, 


TPCS and "Team" Work

Come join one of the many teams that help support our school!  Find out more information in the office.

Ongoing Teams:

Finance: Satisha Furnish, Andrew Longsworth, Candace Ebert, Linda Lambdin, Darcy Thole, Kris Walz, Erik Bloomstrand

Fund Development: Andrew Longsworth, Dean Lundholm (grandparent), Jason Morvay, Jess Hess, John Biakanja, Leonna Heavens, Nga Trinh-Halperin, Nikki Pendergraft, Sabra Reyes, Tracey Weiss, Whitney Smith, Bengie Hodges, Development Coordinator, PT staff.

Site Maintenance: Mike Krakowiak, John Biakanja, Chandra Morvay, Matt Clark, Sean Sullivan

Hot Lunch Servers: Marlene Rosburg, Miller

Life Lab/Garden: Jennifer Colfer, Shannon Demma

Diversity: Darcy Thole,

Tech team: Erik Bloomstrand, Tiger Prior, Andrew Longsworth, Tim Roach, Zach Stockwell, Will Clapham, Guillermo Payet, and Hudson Bishop Smith

Science team: Tracey Weiss, Kris Walz, Gage Dayton, Kit Clark, Kurt Soenen, Boaz Vilozny, Lisa Sudek, Jen Bloomstrand

Grandparents and Friends: Tom Ellison, Sherry Halperin, Dean Lundholm, Lynn Madden, and Angela Thalls.

Parents at Tierra Pacifica Charter School

Participating in the education of our children and developing the strong sense of community that comes from working together toward a common goal are central to the mission of Tierra Pacifica. Our aim is to have all families actively involved in the community in a way that is meaningful both to the family and the school. Many families choose to volunteer between 12 - 15 hours per month (3 - 4 hours weekly in the classroom or an equivalent amount of time serving on a committee and/or performing a school support job).

Tierra Pacifica Charter School is a parent participation school.
We acknowledge parents as ParentParticipation.jpgco-facilitators of their children's learning and partners in their education. Parents' active participation in the classroom, governance and all other aspects of the school organization is vital to the challenging work of educating all children at Tierra Pacifica. Meeting classroom needs will be a priority over other forms of parent participation.

Parent teaching drumming elective


Parents are suggested to participate in the following activities:

  • 12 to 15 hours monthly in the classroom, on a committee or doing a school support job (either on-going or on-call job). The hourly suggestion for a single parent is 6 to 8 hours per month. These suggestions are not mandatory
  • Participation at school workdays and fund-raisers
  • Regular attendance at All School Meetings and Class Meetings.


Parent Job Possibilities

These are just few examples of the many job possibities available.

  • Classroom volunteer
  • Office help (this is REALLY fun!)
  • Courtyard and garden maintenance
  • Sharing skill/Teaching elective
  • Help with events (fundraisers, Talent Share, Fort-Building Day, Tiny Town)
  • Task force director
  • Plumbing or repair
  • Governing board member
  • Copying for teachers