Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

The Parent Teacher Organization is an integral part of St. John Paul II Catholic High School. Every family is a part of this organization once you enroll your children.

The PTO objectives are:

• To promote open communication and cooperation between parents, faculty, and administration.

• To direct and coordinate parental support to St. John Paul II Catholic High School through assistance in activities, community events, and fundraisers.

• To develop an understanding of quality education and the enhancement of our children’s educational environment.

There will be three general PTO meetings during the school year on informative topics. The schedule is posted on the school calendar.

The organization and school depend on the help of every family. There will be opportunities for volunteering throughout the school year. Please help where your talents are best utilized. If you have any questions, you may contact the PTO board at



PTO Leadership

President: Veronica Gamboa

Veronica is currently serving her first term as President on SJPII’s PTO board. She has been married to Alvaro Gamboa for the last 18 years and has three children, Victoria (11th grade), Joaquin (6th grade), and Sebastian (3rd grade). Veronica moved from PA six years ago and has loved every minute of it!  Veronica served as Co-PTO President at Trinity Catholic School for 2 years.

Veronica is proud to be a part of a PTO that will be working hard to keep current parents involved and making sure the incoming parents know of all volunteer opportunities.

President Elect: OPEN

Vice President: Leah O’Connor

Leah and her husband Tate moved from NJ and have lived in Tallahassee for 20 years. They have two children and are members of Southwood Church and Blessed Sacrament. Their son attends SJPII, Class of 2019 and daughter attends Trinity Catholic School. Leah served as a Board Member for the Junior League of Tallahassee for 5 years, and PTO Secretary at Trinity Catholic for 3 years, while also chairing different events. Leah also volunteers as Co-Team Manager for the Men’s Soccer Team at SJPII. Leah has been a part of a local technology company, Datamaxx for 20 years.

Secretary: Christina Lake

Christina and her husband Bill have called Tallahassee home for the last 30 years.  They have 3 children and are members of Southwood Church and Blessed Sacrament Church.  Their oldest child, Cooper attends SJPII, Class of 2019 and two younger daughters are at Trinity Catholic School.  Christina is a graduate of Florida State University and has been a part of a local technology company, Datamaxx Group, Inc. for the past 22 years.

Treasurer:  Allie Lattner

Allie and her husband Tim have called Tallahassee home for 14 years and counting.  They have two sons and attend Good Shepherd Catholic Church.  The oldest son graduated from SJPII in 2017 and attends UCF. Their youngest is a Senior at SJPII and will graduate this May 2019.  Allie has had many board member roles at both Trinity Catholic School and SJPII.  Her most recent leadership role was President of PTO for the 2017-2018 school year.  Allie is the Media and Technology Specialist at Trinity Catholic School.