What is the School Leadership Team?

The School Leadership Team (SLT) at P.S. 144 is our school-based group that works together to determine the school's educational direction. The comprises representatives from parents, school administration, staff, and teachers. They meet at least once a month, and determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making. The core responsibility of the SLT is to develop and review the school's Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).

Together this team works collaboratively to make decisions regarding the school's educational programs and their impact on student achievement. SLTs are strongly encouraged to solicit input from various school community constituencies in order to ensure that all voices are heard regarding the needs of students.

Why would you want to know about the discussions and decisions being made at the SLT meetings?

The SLT makes decisions that will directly impact your child's education at P.S. 144

How do I give my concerns to the SLT?

You can seek out a parent representative on the SLT to voice your concerns. The SLT does not discuss individuals at their meetings. The SLT discusses the broader issues of the educational programs at PS 144 and any concerns associated with the CEP.

You may contact the SLT at

How do I join my school’s SLT?

Parent members of an SLT are nominated by the school’s PA/PTA.

Relevant Legislation: "Under State Education Law, Section 2590, all New York City public schools are required to establish School Leadership Teams. SLTs must comply with the current Chancellor’s Regulation A–655

All SLT meetings are open and non-SLT members are welcome. However, non-SLT visitors must be silent attendees as comments and questions will not be taken during the meeting.

slt members
Rosanne Gangi-Gaertner
P.A. President (2013-14)
Cindy Ngai (2013-14)
Ken Ngai (2013-14)
Jeanne Kwok (2012-14)
Harris Ferrell (2013-15)
Joanna Gallai (2013-15)
Stefanie Ameres (2013-15)
Fred Pagan Alternate 2013-15
Julie Christiano
Alternate 2013-15
Steve Ramirez
Alternate 2013-15
Reva Schneider Principal
Martha Mayorga
Designated UFT
Michelle Montaquiza Elected 2012
Lois Olshan Elected 2012
Liz Schneider Elected 2012
Debbie Cotov Elected 2012
Adina Harris Elected 2013



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