About the SLT

 PS 290 SLT By-Laws Amended April 25 2017

The School Leadership Team (SLT) of Manhattan New School is a school-based organization composed of parents, teachers and administrators. The SLT meets at least once a month for approximately an hour to work on projects including the Comprehensive Education plan, which sets annual goals for the school in all areas and focuses on developing education strategies for improvement, parent surveys and more.  SLT members work collaboratively with each other, chairing and/or serving on team sub-committees, with the goal of effectively resolving concerns and addressing the needs of all students. The SLT is not a PTA activity and it is not a fundraising entity.

Parent members of the SLT are typically nominated by the school’s nominating committee in May or June of each year. All parent members shall serve a term of two years and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. (However, if no other willing, eligible candidate is identified, a  member may be elected for an additional term.) Members who are unable to complete their term shall be replaced with elections held within 60 days of the members’ resignation.

The number of parent and staff members on the team shall be equal. The School Leadership Team shall have sixteen members. Core members of the team shall be the Principal, the President or Co-President of the Parent Teacher Association and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Chapter Chair. These core members shall all be members of the School Leadership Team based on their positions.

In total, team membership shall consist of:

• 7 parent members (including at least one PTA Co-President)
• 1 UFT Chapter Chair
• 2 administrators, the Principal and Assistant Principal
• 4 teachers

Current Members

Contact the SLT:

Jamie Kushner, Co-Chair         Teacher                                                    

Robyn Marquis, Co-Chair         Parent                           

Doreen Esposito                          Principal                                              

Amy O’Brien                                  Asst Principal                            

Lisa Rizzi                                         UFT Chapter Leader    

Sophy Joseph                              Teacher                         

Hallie Saltz                                    Teacher                         

Katie Finnegan                            Teacher                         

MaryAnne Sacco                         Teacher                                                         

Priya Nagrani                               PTA Co-President     

Natalie Barnett                           Parent                            

Deborah Cohen                          Parent                            

Sharon Marcus                           Parent                            

Ian Reifowitz                               Parent                            

Cathy Schaffer Rose                Parent                            

Mara Saideman                         Parent