School Leadership Team

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is an elected group of parents and teachers that meet with the principal to create the school’s Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP) and ensure that the school’s budget is aligned with the plan.  SLT parent leaders are elected for two-year terms. Elections are held each year at the June general PTA meeting.

If you wish to raise an issue at an SLT meeting, please email the SLT chair. Anyone is invited to attend the meetings, but only SLT members or guests who are on the agenda may speak.

Elections for the School Leadership Team (SLT) will be held on June 13th at 8:30AM.

Consider running for a two-year term. There are three SLT positions available. The SLT consists of the Principal, one of the PTA presidents, the UFT chapter leader, and an equal number of additional parents and teachers from the school. Responsibilities of SLT members include writing the school's Comprehensive Education Plan. Members also discuss curriculum and other school-related topics. Click here for overview of SLT roles and responsibilities. 

SLT meets once per month at either 7AM or 3PM for approximately 1.5 hours.

To nominate yourself, please email Jennifer Jin. Nominations will also be taken from the floor on the day of the elections.

SLT Members

Principal: Debra Mastriano

PTA Co-Presidents: Moira Jaffe-Solomon, Monica Gelinas 

UFT Rep: James Fama

Parents: Madelyn Storms,Jennifer Jin, Jennifer Gibbs, John Lussier, and Kristin Savov

Teachers: Stephanie Stern, Julie Stone, Kelly Ruffler, and Rachelle King

 Meeting Minutes

Click the date for the meeting minutes you would like to download.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How often are meetings?

A: Meetings are held monthly in the school library.  The schedule is set at the beginning of each academic year by the SLT members.

Q: Who can attend an SLT Meeting?
A: Anyone can attend, but only members or guests who are on the agenda may speak.

Q: How can I get the SLT to discuss something important to me, even if I don’t wish to present the issue myself?
A: Email the SLT Chair with your concerns.

Q: How long is a SLT Member’s term?
A: 2 years

Q: How do I become a member of SLT?

A:  Elections for vacant SLT seats are held in June at the last general PTA meeting.  If you are interested in running, you can contact the nominating committee to get on the ballot.

Bylaws and Regulations 

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 – Issued: March 24, 2010.

PS166 PTA Bylaws

Bylaws of the School Leadership Team of PS166-Manhattan