About Us

Our Mission

We are a group of parents, teachers, alumni, and community members who believe that the performing arts are an essential part of public education. We advocate, provide volunteer support, and raise funds to ensure that thriving performing arts programs continue at Willow Glen Middle School and Willow Glen High School.

Board/Committee Members 2018-2019

Board Members

PresidentKaren Nalvarian
Vice PresidentUma Subramanian
TreasurerGail Chapman
SecretarySharon Kinmont
Marketing/Communications ChairLaurel Eby
Membership ChairJennifer March
FacilitiesJeff Stitt
Fundraising ChairOPEN

HS Choir/Band LiaisonLaurel Eby
HS Drama LiaisonRobin Biesterveld
MS Band LiaisonCraig Heitkam
MS Drama/Starting Arts LiaisonMaggie Austen
MS Choir LiaisonKaren Nalvarian

Committee Members

Allocations Chair — OPEN
Scholarship Chair
Robin Biesterveld, Elise Koff Ginsberg
MS Theater Parent ProducerMaggie Austen, Chris Shaffer, Tim McCanna
HS Theater Co-ProducerLoris van Ark, Robin Biesterveld, Jennifer March ParliamentarianLoris van Ark

Performing Arts Faculty

WGHS Choir/Band TeacherKelly Walker
WGHS Drama TeacherJodi Disario
WGHS Dance TeacherDanielle Deojeda-Fulton
WGMS Band TeacherMary-Kathryn Lee
WGMS Choir TeacherSarah Duarte

Meetings — Please Join Us!

We have a lot of work to do to make these performing arts programs possible for our kids. Come find out how we accomplish this, and how you can help us. Our PAB general meetings are usually held in the WGHS Library at 6:30pm. Meetings are open to all parents of WGMS/WGHS kids, and anyone who wants to help support our performing arts programs. If you have any questions, please contact our president, Karen Nalvarian.

PAB Meetings 2018-19

TBA, 6:30 p.m.
  • August 29
  • September 19
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17
  • January 16
  • February 27
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 15

Mailing address

Willow Glen Performing Arts Boosters (WGPAB)

Willow Glen High School, 2001 Cottle Ave., San Jose, CA 95125

Non-profit 501(c)(3)

Tax ID# 90-0768590

Help support our performing arts programs by making a donation!

donate to WGPAB



“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James