Our PTA is made up of hard-working parents & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school.
Those listed below volunteered to provide leadership this year.
Get to know their names and faces, and feel free to ask them if you have questions.
Interested in open board positions? Contact us!
Natasha Khokhar - Co-President
I am a parent to three kids in Albany schools, including a first grader at Oceanview, a fourth grader at Cornell, and a sixth grader at AMS. I am a credentialed Special Education teacher and used to teach elementary students with learning differences in Oakland. I presently serve on the SchoolCARE board, and it seems I can't stay away from being involved with Education in some capacity or the other. I am passionate about equal opportunities for learning for all students and believe it is just as important to support the social emotional development that happens on the playground. I am looking forward to putting my energy into connecting people, supporting the Cornell families, and creating green spaces for our community.
Derrick Wu - Co-President
I am the father of two young children, including a 2nd grader at Cornell. I have previously taught science to 7th and 8th grade students and served as a medical/surgical resident. Currently, I'm a stay-at-home dad and an avid gardener.
Marissa Mallare - Secretary
I was born and raised in the South Bay and now call Albany home. What I love about Albany is that it’s at once a small town because of its tight knit community and yet it’s also like a vibrant little city with lots to offer. I have two children attending Cornell and since my oldest was in Kindergarten, I have been an active parent, often helping out in the classroom and with school events. This year I decided to increase my involvement by joining the PTA as Secretary. When I am not driving my kids’ to swim class or soccer lessons, I substitute at a local preschool, practice my guitar and knit.
Whitney Birge - Treasurer
Sarah Bly - VP of Communications
- VP of Volunteers Coordinators
Open position, Teacher representative
Berrin Yavuzer - Website Manager
Hello, I love helping our PTA web site.
I have a bachelor degree of Art and Cinema-TV. I am also a masters and age group coach. My kids are year around competitor swimmers. My younger son is going to be 5th grade at Cornell. We love our cat Kora. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help.