PTA Exec Board

The John F Kennedy Middle PTA (Cupertino, CA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists for the exclusive charitable purpose of enhancing Kennedy students’ educational experiences.  The KMS PTA Board is an elected group of volunteer parents who work with all the Parents, Teachers, the Principal and the Administration at Kennedy to help identify, fund, and drive programs and activities to achieve our purpose.  Elections are held annually at the end of the school year and we strive for multi-year involvement for continuity.  Here are your PTA Board members for this year 2020-2021 (Exec Board, Exec Committee, Standing Committees):

  • Incoming President: Sonali Padgaonkar (
  • Outgoing President: Xi Cheng (
  • Treasurer: Indu Karthik (
  • School Principal: Joseph Nuño
  • Assistant Principal: Teresa Posas
  • Kennedy Teacher Rep: Matangi Rajamani
  • EVP: Ben Cooper (
  • Secretary: Sharath Ramaswamy
  • Auditor: Atul Gupta
  • Historian: Cathy Chen
  • Parliamentarian: Rick Gallo
  • Membership/Contributions: Vidya Murthy
  • Communications: Meena Krishnan (
  • Volunteers: Jian He (
  • Hospitality: Sandy Baba, Lakshmi Chamarthy
  • Reflections: Cathy Chen (
  • Fall Festival: Anu Murthy, Neeta Sinha
  • Graduation: Currently Open Position!

Board Meetings: The PTA Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month, at 6:00 PM in the CLC or on video-conference, to discuss and vote upon the issues of the day.  All Association Members are welcome to attend to observe and participate!

Contacts:  If the email addresses above are not the contacts you need, please contact us at our general mailbox:

The Kennedy PTA Board, hard at work in a typical meeting, Fall 2020 🙂