The SLT is a group comprised of representatives from the administrator, teacher and parent communities. New York State Education Law requires every New York City Public School to have a School Leadership Team. An SLT may have between 10 and 17 members, with an equal number of parents and staff members. The PS 58 SLT has 16 members and uses consensus-based decision-making to come up with solutions and proposals.
At PS 58, the mission is to support a student-centered learning environment though professional development of faculty and staff, active parent involvement, and mutually respectful collaboration between home and school.
The SLT discusses ideas and issues that impact learning for the PS 58 community – with a focus on topics affecting the entire school, and/or specific grades or programs. The SLT also reviews and updates the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP) on a yearly basis. The Department of Education offers a small stipend to representatives at the end of the school year for 30 hours of service.
Members of the SLT serve a two year term and are selected by their own member group during separate elections at the end of the school year. Elections for parent representatives are held alongside the PTA elections at the second-to-last or final PTA meeting each school year. The number of openings on the SLT vary from year to year. Elected parents and teachers serve a two-year term. The school principal, United Federation of Teachers (UFT) chapter leader, and the PTA president(s) serve as ex officio members of the SLT.
The SLT is home to non-PTA committees that are open to parents, teachers, administrators, and staff on a volunteer, non-elected basis. Current committees are:
The SLT meets monthly and provides an update at each PTA meeting. Meeting dates are posted on our web and backpack calendars. Minutes are kept on file with Joan Bredthauer, PS 58 Parent Coordinator. Parents or guardians interested in suggesting a topic for the agenda are encouraged to send an email to the Co-Secretary at: PS58SLT@gmail.com. SLT Meetings follow New York State’s Open Meetings Law and are open to the public.
Linnea Olson-Schwartz, PTA Co-President
Rachael Royal McDonald
Katie Dello Stritto, Principal
Shveta Dogra, SLT Chair
Dan Lupkin, UFT Chapter Leader