School Leadership Team



Pursuant to the Regulation of the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, every New York City school must have a School Leadership Team (SLT). The SLT serves as a structure for school-based decision making, and helps to insure a collaborative school culture.

Each year this team assists in the evaluation and assessment of our school’s educational programs and their effects on student achievement in order to develop a Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). The SLT works to ensure that our school’s budget and resources are aligned to support its educational goals. Our CEP is available to view as a pdf on the NYCDOE’s iPlan Portal if you enter our school’s DBN  – 13K009.



Our School Leadership Team is comprised of the Principal, the PTO President, four teachers (including the UFT chapter leader) and four family representatives. Elections to the SLT are held in the late spring. Members serve a term of two years.

Principal: Fatimah Ali

Teacher (UFT Chapter Leader): Ms. Hewett

Teacher Members: Ms. Hall, Ms. McCrae, Ms. Rice

PTO President: Jessica Flores (Parent to a graduate and a student in Grade 3)

Family Representatives (2021-23): Kristen Johnson (Parent to a student in Grade 1), Chris Phillips (Parent to a student in Grade 1), Makalé Cullen (Parent to a student in Kindergarten)

       Family Representative (2021-22): Kate Caldwell (Parent to a student in Grade 4)


Meeting Schedule (coming soon…)

Meetings usually take place at the school, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted).

All members of the PS9 community are welcome to attend and observe SLT meetings. Only SLT members and guests included on the agenda may participate in conversation during meetings. The team’s decisions are consensus-based.

Due to the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings take place via Zoom.

Our Opening Meeting for  the 2021-22 schoolyear will be held:

Tuesday, November 9, 4:00-6:00p.m.

Zoom Meeting; the link will be posted soon.



Do you have a matter you would like to include on an SLT agenda?

Please contact one of your constituent members (the Principal, a teacher or a parent) to discuss the subject and whether they can add it to a future agenda – preferably at least two weeks in advance of a scheduled meeting.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes