School Leadership Team
What is a School Leadership Team?
School Leadership Teams (SLTs) are school-based organizations composed of an equal number of parents and staff. They meet at once a month, and determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making.
SLTs must include as mandatory members: the school principal, the PA/PTA president (or designated co-president), the UFT chapter leader, and an equal number of parents and staff. High school teams must also include at least two students. SLTs may elect to include representatives from community-based organizations.
SLT's Role in Schools:
The core responsibility of each SLT is to develop the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) that is aligned with the school-based budget. SLTs are strongly encouraged to solicit input from various school community constituencies in order to ensure that all voices are heard regarding the needs of students. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs also help to evaluate the effectiveness of the school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement. SLTs receive support and guidance as needed from their District Leadership Teams.
Our SLT works extensively on Grant Writing to augment our budget and allow for extra-curricula activities and special events.
How do I join my school’s SLT?
Parent members of an SLT are nominated by the school’s PA/PTA. Members are required to serve a 2 year term under the bylaws of the SLT.
Under State Education Law, Section 2590, all New York City public schools are required to establish School Leadership Teams. SLTs must comply with the current Chancellor’s Regulation A–655.
SLT Members For 2019-2020:
Ursula Annio, Principal
Siobhan Lorina, UFT
Kathy Cheregotis, teacher
Rosemarie DiVirgilio, teacher
Lisa Domingo, teacher
Lucia Finizio, PTA president
Annapurna Sinha, parent
Heloise Traynor, parent
Sheriban Demiri, parent