School Leadership Team

There must be an SLT in every New York City Public School.
SLTs play a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture. SLTs are a vehicle for developing school-based educational policies and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their affect on student achievement.

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Principal: Eric Contreras (SLT Co-Chair)
Assistant Principal Organization Jae Cho (SLT Co-Chair)
PTA President: Sandra Dastagirzada
Emerson Representative: Janice Schermer
Emerson Representative: Brendy Belony
Montessori Representative: Julie Pieters
Montessori Representative: Debra Lowe
Freire Representative: Joanne McClary
Freire Representative: Kathy McCord (SLT Secretary)
Alternate Representative: Dolores Griffith
Alternate Representative: Lisa Fier
Teacher: Ms. Saxena
Teacher: Ms. Grunwald
Secretary: Ms. Buchalski (SLT Treasurer)
Student: Amanda Dastagirzada
Student: Raphael Amuro

SLT Dates/Times/Principals conference room
Wed, October 19, 4:45 – 6:15
Wed, November 2, 6:00 – 7:30
Wed, November 16, 4:45 – 6:15
Wed, December 14, 6:00 – 7:30
Wed, January 25, 4:45 – 6:15
Wed, February 15, 6:00 – 7:30
Wed, March 21, 4:45 – 6:15
Wed, April 4, 6:00 – 7:30
Wed, May 9, 4:45 – 6:15
Wed, June 6, 6:00 – 7:30
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