Contact Us (2015-2016)

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Please contact members of the 2015-2016 Executive Board below – just click on any name and a link will open so you can e-mail those EB members directly.

Parents Association Executive Board 2015-16

General Inquiries

Kelly Edelman
Kim Petersen

Co-Vice Presidents
Mark Courtney
Debbie Teitelbaum

Katie Sperling

Assistant Treasurer
Linda Hahn

Sarah Reines

Assistant Secretary
Lisa Smith Trollbäck

Community Involvement
Marikka Tamura
Judy Tint

Academic Forum
General Inquiries:
Sarah Orlinsky-Maitland
Lauren Pearlstone
Stacey Sarnicola

Freshman Representative
Ro Johnson

Executive Board elections are held each June except for the Freshman PA and SLT Rep positions, which are elected at the first PA meeting of the year in September.

Art Studio Representatives
Liz Craig
Kathe Rychel

Dance Studio Representatives
Valerie Samuel
Lisa Yvette Waller

Drama Studio Representatives
Tia Goodman
Stuart Ohleyer

Music Studio Representatives – Instrumental
Jennifer Bernstein
Laura Mount

Music Studio Representatives – Vocal
Megan Belmont
Curt Mills

Technical Theatre Studio Representatives
General Inquiries:
Paul Garrity
Mindy Wigutow

Ad Hoc Committees of the LaGuardia PA Executive Board
(non-voting members)
Ad Hoc Committees meet separately from the Executive Board but their chairpersons attend the EB meetings as non-voting delegates as needed. If you are interested in serving on any of these committees, please contact the chairs listed below.

Fundraising Committee
Sharon Avneri
Melissa Bachner

Newsletter (Sunday Night News)
Laura Asmundsson

Sports Committee
Chair: Tom Fennell

Volunteer Coordinator
Katherine Ramirez


Parent Representatives to the School Leadership Team (SLT)

School Leadership Team  (SLT)

The New York State Commissioner of Education has mandated that every school in the state have a School-Based Leadership Team (SLT), whose purpose is to further the excellence of education at the school through the mutual efforts of its core constituencies — students, teachers, parents and administrators – all of whom are represented on the committee. The LaGuardia Arts SLT usually meets once a month. The SLT is the policy-making arm of the school and engages in decision-making by consensus. Meetings are held 10 times during the school year during the late afternoon. Meeting schedules are determined annually in the fall.

2014-15 School Leadership Team (SLT) Representatives

Merrie Keller (Art)
Diane Crawford (Dance)
Laura Mount (Music)
Katherine Ramirez (Drama/Tech)
Pat Schlegel (Freshman Rep)

SLT elections are held each spring.  The freshman rep to the SLT is elected at the first PA Meeting in September.

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