For over 15 years, PS 321 has had a form of school-based management, the School Leadership Team, or SLT. The SLT is comprised of administrators, teachers, and parents who meet monthly and work collaboratively on the school’s budget and the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP), which includes the school’s goals and objectives. It also provides a forum where issues specific to the PS 321 community can be addressed.
All SLTs must have an equal number of parents and staff. Elections for parent members are held after the PTA elections each spring. The Principal, a PTA Co-President and a UFT representative (or their designees) are automatically on the team.
The SLT encourages involvement from members of the school community, and welcomes attendance at its meetings. The agenda for each meeting is posted in the Tuesday Bulletin the week prior to the meeting. Questions or comments for the SLT may be left in the SLT section of the PTA folder located in the main office.
2016-2017 SLT MEMBERS
Administrators & Teachers
Sara Despres (representing Assistant Principals)
Jacqui McGarry (representing lower grade teachers)
Lauren Seibel (representing out of classroom staff)
Ryan Zimmerman (representing special education teachers)
Abby Getzler (representing upper grade teachers)
*Kate Lepley (at large representative)
Lauren Cohen (UFT chapter chair)
*Lauren Gropp Lowry (PTA Co-President)
*Lisa Leighton (representing parents of special-needs children)
*new SLT member for 2016–17