Sunset School PTO Board

Our PTO is led by a board of officers and committee chairpersons who have been elected to their positions in the prior academic year. The PTO Board meets monthly with our school principal and two faculty liaisons to execute programs and initiatives determined in the summer, as well as review progress toward our fundraising goals.


Interested in one of our vacant positions? Contact Runjhun Goel at





Runjhun Goel

I am excited to be your PTO President again for the upcoming school year! I moved to this wonderful town in 2012 along with my husband and two daughters. My eldest is in her last year at UC Davis and my younger daughter is a 5th grader at Sunset. In addition to my work with the PTO, I am a substitute for our school district.  I enjoy traveling, cooking and binge watching shows on Netflix!








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Vice President

Christine White


This is my fourth year with kids at Sunset and my third year on the PTO board. I enjoy working on creative projects with my kids, getting outside, and co-leading a Girl Scout troop.










Danielle Civello

This is my first year on the Executive Board for the PTO though I have been a part of the PTO for the last 3 years. I have a son entering 6th grade at Mendenhall and another son entering 3rd grade. I previously managed the Sunset Garden along with some helpful members and I am also a substitute teacher at Sunset. This means that I have the huge privilege of getting to know a lot of our students from being on campus. I am excited for my new role with the PTO and look forward to continuing to help the Sunset Elementary Community grow, develop and rise!! 







Becky Thomas 

I am a mom of three awesome boys...a 6th grader starting Mendenhall Middle School, a Sunset 3rd grader and a 2 1/2 year old who is starting his first year of preschool! I have been on the Sunset PTO board in some capacity since my oldest son was in first grade and am happy to currently serve as the PTO Secretary this year. Sunset is an amazing community of families and I appreciate being able to volunteer my time with the Sunset PTO to help support our school and wonderful students!   






Melanie Palma 


This is my 1st year as an Auditor after serving two years on the Membership & Hospitality Team.

I am a Sunset Parent of two energetic boys (4th and 1st). I was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe. If we’re not in Livermore you will most likely find us at the Lake! It’s our home away from home. As a family we enjoy traveling, finding new places to eat and spending time with my family and friends.



 Ways and Means TEAM


Rizz Grewal


I am delighted to be a part of the PTO this year.  I have been a resident of Livermore for more than 10 years and my husband has lived here for almost 20 years!   We have a 3rd and a 5th grader at Sunset.  I work full time and enjoy traveling and spending time with loved ones.









We have an open position - care to join us? If so, contact Runjhun Goel at










Gala Chair

Erica Badger






 Programs TEAm







Katie Moxley


I am a mom of a 1st grader and 2nd grader. I enjoy traveling, golfing and spending time with my family and friends.











Katie Szyrko


I am a stay at home mom of three. 6th grade daughter, 4th grade son and 1st grade daughter. I’ve been married 15 years and have lived in Livermore for 5 years. We love this town! 









Anne Hartert

This is my first year on the PTO and I’m excited to be a part of the Programs team. I have a 2nd and a 5th grader. We moved to Livermore 3 years ago and we love it here. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking and a reading a good book.  







Membership and Hospitality TEAM




Kelly Bair


This is Kelly's first year on the PTO. She has two kids at Sunset. 








Vanessa Hartwick


My name is Vanessa Hartwick and we have been a Sunset family since 2019. This is my first year on the board and I am hoping for a great year! I have a daughter going into first grade and a four year old. My family and I are Disney obsessed and in whatever free time I have I love to read. 















Amie Hauselt








Publicity TEAM




Jeanine Henderson


Jeanine and her husband both attended Sunset, and are glad their children continue the Sunset tradition. A stay-at-home mom to two sets of twins, Jeanine also volunteers as the co-leader of a Girl Scout Troop at Sunset, as well as editing/publishing the Sunset PTO’s weekly newsletter.









Stacey Janssen









Windows and Marquee

Beth Szymanski 


Beth has a daughter at Mendenhall along with a daughter in 5th grade and son in Kindergarten. Most of her time is spent working and attending the kids’ competitive sports activities however she enjoys painting when she has time.








Barbara Lott 


I am delighted to return to Sunset this year with my twin boys, Max and PJ, who are excited to start 4th grade! I love being involved with PTO and am happy to share my time and professional talent in support of our school. In addition to raising my family, I enjoy yoga, coffee dates with friends, exploring new places and playing guitar. 






Administration and Faculty advisers


Tom Fletcher


Teacher Liaison

Dianna Costello


Teacher Liaison

Dyann Crittenden



Committee Leaders

After School ProgramsVacant

Family Dinner Nights - Carrie Williams

Field DayVacant

Fun Runners - Vacant

Garden - Sandra Allen

Grants - Nicole Payne-Shyshko

Multicultural - Runjhun Goel and Tiffany Godfrey

School Carnival - Vacant

Frosty Shop - Kirstin Addiego-Martinez

Sunset Store - Jule Hansen

Volunteer CoordinatorVacant

Walk & Roll - Tiffany Godfrey

Yearbook - Liz Heaney and Robyn Stromsoe

5th Grade Promotion/End of the year - Runjhun Goel and Christine White




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