Executive Board

Parent involvement has been, and continues to be, vitally important to the success of our school. The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) does its part by improving communication between the school and parents, raising funds for activities and enrichment, and creating continuity from year-to-year for parent volunteers.

Fulfilling the PTO's mission is the work of officers elected each spring by members of the organization (current teachers and parents / guardians of current students). The elected officers make up the Executive Board (EB). Our current officers are listed below, along with summaries of the varied responsibilities of board members. For a more complete picture of the duties of the officers, please refer to the PTO bylaws.

To contact a member of the board, type the email prefix listed below the office and add it to ps9broooklyn. org – i.e. prefix@ps9brooklyn. org.

On Konstella, board members are listed under the Committees section as Officers - PTO and can also be reached through the Ask a PTO Officer social group.

President

Email prefix:
PTO-President

Leah Vickers

Parent to students in pre-kindergarten and grade 2

Our President leads the school community and PTO in engagement, serves as a member of the School Leadership Team (SLT) and represents PS9 on the District 13 President’s Council

Vice President
for Administration -
PTO Coordination

Email prefix:
PTO-VP-Coordination

Julie Whitaker

Parent to a student in grade 1

Our Vice President for Administration-PTO Coordination assists the Parent Coordinator with communication and execution of school events and fundraisers, supports Parent-Teacher Liaisons and Class Leads

Vice President
for Events

Email prefix:
PTO-VP-Events

Julia Daunis

Parent to a student in grade 5 and a PS9 graduate

Our Vice President for Events leads the Events committee and is responsible for the planning and execution of all community, non-fundraising events

Vice President
for Fundraising

Email prefix:
PTO-VP-Fundraising

Naomi Weinstock

Parent to a student in grade 1

Our Vice President for Fundraising chairs the Fundraising committee, spearheads PTO fundraising efforts and leads the planning and execution of fundraising events

Treasurer

Email prefix:
PTO-Treasurer

Melissa Russell Paige

Parent to a student in grade 1

Our Treasurer chairs the Budget committee, prepares financial reports, makes disbursements as properly authorized, assures that PTO policies and best practices are followed with regards to funds

Financial Secretary

Email prefix:
PTO-Financial-Secretary

Diane Mtetwa

Parent to a student in grade 1

Our Financial Secretary works closely with the Treasurer and receives duplicates of all receipts to be maintained

First Recording Secretary

Email prefix:
PTO-Recording-Secretary

Jessica Robb 

Parent to a student in kindergarten

Our First Recording Secretary maintains the official record of all proceedings and actions of all organization meetings. Maintains PTO membership, volunteer, and meeting attendance lists

Second
Recording Secretary

Email prefix:
PTO-Second-Recording-Secretary

Cindy Joseph

Parent to students in grades 1 and 4

Our Second Recording Secretary assists the First Recording Secretary in maintaining the official record of all proceedings and actions of all organization meetings, distributes information on upcoming events, and maintains the PTO bulletin board

Corresponding Secretary

Email prefix:
PTO-Corresponding Secretary

Jordan Feigenbaum

Parent to a student in grade 3

Our Corresponding Secretary chairs the Communications committee, maintains all master documents, creates annual and monthly calendars, and manages and orders supplies for the PTO office

Second
Corresponding Secretary

Email prefix:
PTO-Second-Corresponding Secretary

Abby Clarence 

Parent to students in grades 2 and 4

Our Second Corresponding Secretary supports the First Corresponding Secretary in maintaining all master documents, creating annual and monthly calendars, and managing and ordering supplies for the PTO office

Lower Grade
Parent-Teacher Liaison
(Pre-K to Grade 2)

Email prefix:
PTO-PTL-Lower

Tania Desgrottes 
Parent to a student in grade 1

Our Lower Grade Parent-Teacher Liaison acts as a liaison between teachers and the PTO to help communicate the needs of the teachers, students, and their parents for grades pre-k through 5

Upper Grade
Parent-Teacher Liaison
(Grades 3 to 5)

Email prefix:
PTO-PTL-Upper

POSITION OPEN

Election will be held in the Fall

Our Upper Grade Parent-Teacher Liaison acts as a liaison between teachers and the PTO to help communicate the needs of the teachers, students, and their parents for grades 3 to 5

Parliamentarian

Email prefix:
PTO-Parliamentarian

Laurie Schoeman

Parent to a student in grade 1

Our Parliamentarian chairs the Governance committee, monitors meeting procedure and ensures everyone has a turn to speak

Elections

Elections take place at the last PTO meeting of the school year, and all voting must be done in person. Following the Regulation of the Chancellor A-660, the only qualification to run is that the candidate is a parent, guardian, or caregiver of a child in the school. Terms are one year long, from July 1st to the following June 30th. For further details, consult the PTO bylaws.

Please consider running for a position to become an even more active member of the PS9 community!