About Us


  • Encourage communication and collaboration between parents and teachers of Vallejo Mill Elementary.

  • Increase parents' awareness about school issues and promote parents' involvement

  • Raise funds to provide additional support for academic, extra-curricular activities, such as field trips, science camps and cultural programs.

Executive Board - Get to know your PTA Board and learn about how you can serve on a committee or board.

President: Mekhla Raj

Hello there! This is Mekhla Raj and I am the President of the Vallejo Mill Elementary PTA this year. This is my third year on the board, and I am excited to continue the work our wonderful group has already begun!

Despite the challenging 2020-2021 year, the PTA put on fun virtual programs for our students. We look forward to hosting more events this coming year, all while adhering to safety guidelines.

A quick word about me: I have two sons both of whom go to Vallejo Mill Elementary. I am interested in community support, diversity & inclusion, mindfulness, making new friends and using technology to improve our lives. My family has lived in Fremont for 14 years, and we like playing sports, traveling, reading and trying different foods.

I look forward to working with each of you in the new school year to enrich our children's' school experience!

Vice President: Sandy Toor

Hello Vallejo Mill families!

I'm excited to start my second year on the PTA Board, and first as VP. Two short years ago my family was new to California and new to Fremont so the first thing I did was attend a PTA meeting. Little did I know that a few months later I would a board member and running a major fundraiser virtually! I have 2 students at VM and we are all excited for the upcoming year.

I strongly encourage all families to attend a meeting (they are all virtual) to learn more about how engagement in your PTA leads to success for our students. No previous experience needed and you may even make a friend or two.

Secretary: James Laird

Hello, Vallejo Mill! I'm James Laird. My son is in 3rd grade, in the Spanish Immersion program. I've been on the PTA board for the past couple of years, and am serving as Secretary this year. Getting a good education is critical for our children--I love feeling like I'm helping to support their learning, and Vallejo Mill's teachers and staff who work so hard for them.

Treasurer: Radhesh Pradhan

I am very humbled to be able to contribute in the capacity of Treasures for the year 2021-2022. I believe that parents and teachers working together can definitely help students achieve their goals. We, the parents definitely need to do our best so that we can provide great learning opportunities and a safe environment for our kids. PTA has a tradition of doing its best and this year too we will do our best.

Auditor: Joe Bakkar

Bio coming soon

Historian: Sylvie Yang

Hi dolphin parents, I am Sylvie Yang, mother of twin 3rd graders. Ever since we came to the U.S. 3 years ago, we have been participating in PTA activities. I joined because I wanted to help my kids adapt to school life, get insights into US education, and to leave nice things behind in a school where my kids build the foundation of their study.

If you want to give whatever you can, but don’t know where to start, PTA is the right place. We look forward to your participation!

Parliamentarian: David Ng

Hi my name is David Ng and I have a 3rd grader at Vallejo Mill. I have been involved with PTA in various roles since we joined this community and it has been wonderful experience thus far. For the 2021-22 school year I look forward to serving as your Parliamentarian. I hope to see you in our PTA association meetings!

Teacher Representative:

Ms. Straub

School Principal: Rosalinda Cuebas Carrero

Bio coming soon

Committee Members 2020-2021 *not updated for the current school year