I am passionate about education, as a former educator, and feel that PALS has allowed me a way to still be connected to education without being the teacher.
I am a proud mother of three children: an 8th grader, 5th grader, and 3rd grader. My kids are the reason I help because I want to do what I can to help Lincoln and I know PALS does a bunch to improve Lincoln.
I'm Falon Takahashi, currently serving as the Vice President of PALS at Lincoln Elementary. My journey has taken me through eight fulfilling years in the Air National Guard, where I held several IT roles, and as a civilian, I pursued a rewarding career in finance and project management.
Recently, I made the heartfelt decision to embrace the role of a stay-at-home mom to support my two boys, both students at Lincoln. Beyond motherhood, my passions encompass tending to my garden, baking delectable treats, and expressing myself through various artistic endeavors. A profound love for math and numbers fuels my commitment to education. I believe that active engagement within our school community is the key to nurturing the potential in each young mind. Join me in our collective mission to empower young minds and build a stronger community.
How's the website looking? I'm trying to keep it updated being the least tech involved parent in the bay area. While not juggling my kids, I'm maintaining a full time career as a medical professional.
I have always had a passion for science and after getting my degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of California Santa Cruz (Go Slugs!), I did research in both academia and industry. After many years of research experience, I went back to school and got my teaching credential and then taught both chemistry and biotechnology at the high school level. The experience was very gratifying and I do hope to return to it once my kids are a little older. My time in the classroom gave me a great appreciation for the incredible amount of work that teachers do. My hat's off to all the hard working, passionate teachers we have in our community.
It is my great pleasure to be able to serve on the PALS board. Having had two children at Lincoln Elementary over the past 5 years, I've come to know very well the meaningful impact this organization has had on the kids and staff of this school. I'm happy to contribute to PALS mission and important function.
Member At Large
Jenna Meachem is excited to join PALS as Member at Large. She was born and raised in the Fremont / Newark area, where she benefited from a fantastic educational experience, all the way through her undergrad at Cal State East Bay.
Jenna has a second grader at Lincoln and has already seen how PALS has a positive impact at the school. She looks forward to contributing to the PALS mission through fundraising, organizing and executing.
This Could be YOU! WE (meaning your school and your kids) need more volunteers for our Board. Contact us today if you're interested.
Member At Large
I'm a mom of two, and moved to California five years ago to work in tech. I am passionate about numbers and data, and joined PALS to try to give back to the community and help out the school in a small way. Before moving to California my kids attended school in Canada and New Zealand, and that's given me a different perspective on education.
I was an economics professor for almost ten years, and know the importance of a strong base in mathematics and literacy, and how that starts in elementary. I look forward to doing what I can to help all kids succeed.
Member At Large
This Could be YOU! WE need more volunteers for our Board. Contact us today if you're interested.