School Leadership Team (SLT)

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School Leadership Team (SLT)

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of parents and staff that is mandated by state law to play a significant role in creating a collaborative structure for school-based decision-making. The SLT’s goal is to ensure that children are provided with quality education through increased teacher and parent participation and heightened self-esteem for the entire school community.

The SLT helps develop school-based educational policies and ensures resources are aligned to implement those policies. The SLT writes and reviews the school’s annual Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP). For the PS 199 SLT this has included diverse issues such as curriculum, space utilization and class size in the face of increasing enrollment, yard safety and communication with the parent community.

The PS 199 SLT consists of 16 representatives (8 parents, 8 staff) elected by the parents and staff as their representatives. Among these members, the Principal, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Chapter Leader, and the PTA President are required members of the SLT. The parent members (except for the PTA president or his/her delegee) are elected to the SLT for two-year terms at the general PTA meeting in May each year.

Regular SLT meetings are held on Fridays at 7:15am in the library. The dates of the meetings are in the PTA calendar.
Participation on the SLT requires time, dedication, creativity and hard work. While compensating team members adequately for their contributions is not possible, the efforts of team members are recognized with a nominal reimbursement. Each team member who contributes at least 30 hours annually to team activities is offered a $300 stipend. Members are free to accept or reject the stipend.

Parents, legal guardians and persons in parental relation who have children in PS 199 are eligible to serve as a parent member on the leadership team, unless the parent is employed at PS 199 or is a community school board member in school district 3.

The parent elected to the team will represent the diverse interests of the parents in our school community.

For more information, the Chancellor’s Plan for School Leadership Teams is located on the Department of Education website , or please contact any parent member of the SLT. Contact information for parent members of the SLT can be found in the School Directory.

Member name


SLT role

Alexis Freeman

Parent, 2nd year


Bethany Trench

Teacher – UFT representative


Danielle Cione



Ira Hillman

Parent, 1st year


JoEllen Schulman



Karen Kemp



Kate Overby

Parent, 2nd year


Kirsten Loderer



Lesley Stone

Speech Therapist


Louise Xerri



Rachael Baer



Saju Mathew

Parent, 1st year


Scott Oscher

PTA Exec Board designee


Sofia Hubscher

Parent, 1st year


Wendy Hutter

Parent, 2nd year


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