School Leadership Team

School Leadership Team

What is the School Leadership Team?

The School Leadership Team (SLT) are vehicles for developing school-based educational policies, and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies. SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their effects on student achievement.

SLTs play a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making, and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture.

Chancellor’s Regulation A-655 establishes guidelines to ensure the formation of effective SLT’s in every New York City public School.

The SLT Role

  • SLT is responsible for developing a school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). See the iPlan portal (website) to find the CEP.
  • SLT makes a yearly evaluation of the principal’s record of developing an effective, shared decision-making relationship with the SLT members during the year.
  • SLT is not responsible for the hiring or firing of school staff. The SLT must be consulted prior to the appointment of a principal or assistant principal according to Chancellor’s Regulation C-30.

SLT Members

There are three members of the school community who must be members of the SLT: Principal, PA President and UFT Leader. The other members are elected parents and staff members.

An SLT should have a minimum of 10 members and have an equal number of parents and staff members. School Leadership Meetings determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making.

SLT Members 2021 – 2022

  • Frank Giordano, Principal
  • Laurie Cianciotta, Assistant Principal
  • Angela Lopez, Assistant Principal
  • Catherine Tappitake, UFT Chapter Leader
  • Layla Kraus, Special Education Teacher
  • John Mervin, PA President
  • Kristyn Keener, Parent
  • Agnes Laird, parent
  • John Mervin, parent
  • Cristin Keely, parent

SLT Meeting

School Leadership Meetings will be held once a month and will determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making.

SLT meetings will be virtual.

Meeting Dates 2022-23

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