Executive Board: 2019 to 2020
Due to the events of the spring, the NYCDOE provided guidance that schools could choose to waive elections until the fall. PS9 will hold PTO & SLT elections for the current school year on October 27, 2020. Nominations are open from now until the election.
To contact a PTO officer: use the email prefix listed by their name and add it to ps9broooklyn.org – i.e. email@example.com
Co-President (Community): Raul Rothblatt (PTORaul) Parent to a fourth grade student & a graduate
Co-President (Fundraising): Nzingah Diallo (PTONzingah) Parent to second and fourth grade students
Co-Vice President: David Leventhal (PTODavid) Parent to a third grade student
Treasurer: Currently Open
Financial Secretary: Christophe Hille (PTOChristophe)
First Recording Secretary: Carol Clouse (PTOCarol) Parent to a fifth grade student
Second Recording Secretary: Miles Champion (PTOMiles) Parent to a fifth grade student
Parliamentarian: Currently Open
Corresponding Secretary (shared):
Abby Clarence (PTOAbby) Parent to Kindergarten and second grade students
Jordan Feigenbaum (PTOJordan) Parent to a first grade student
Maggie O’Neill (PTOMaggieO) Parent to a first grade student
Parent-Teacher Liaisons (2-5 Grades):
Julia Daunis (PTOJulia) Parent to third and fifth grade students
Maura McHugh Mills (PTOMaura) Parent to a third grade student and a graduate
Edit Szabo (PTOEdit) Parent to two fifth grade students
Krystal Linton Parent to a fifth grade student and a graduate
Parent-Teacher Liaisons (PreK-1 Grades)
Sarah Maxwell (PTOSarah) Parent to rising second grade and Kindergarten students
Parent involvement has been, and continues to be, vitally important to the success of our school. The PTO does its part by improving communication between the school and parents, raising funds, and creating continuity from year-to-year for parent volunteers. Please consider running for a position to become an even more active member of the PS9 community!
Elections take place at the last PTO meeting, and all voting must be done in person. Following the Chancellor’s Regulation A660, 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 By-laws.
Office Descriptions 2020 – 2021
These are snapshots of the varied responsibilities of the members of the Executive Board. For a more complete picture of the duties of the Officers, refer to the PTO By-laws.
President: leads the school community and PTO in engagement, serves as a member of the SLT
Vice-President for Administration-PTO Coordination: assists the Parent Coordinator with communication and execution of school events and fundraisers
Vice-President for Events: leads the planning and execution of all community, non-fundraising events
Vice President for Fundraising: Chairs the Fundraising Committee, spearheads PTO fundraising efforts and leads the planning and execution of fundraising events.
Treasurer: prepares financial reports, makes disbursements as properly authorized, assures that PTO policies and best practices are followed with regards to funds.
Financial Secretary: works with the Treasurer and receives duplicates of all receipts to be maintained
First Recording Secretary: maintains the official record of all proceedings and actions of all association meetings. Maintains PTO membership, volunteer, and meeting attendance lists and coordinates with moderator of family listserv to invite new members.
Second Recording Secretary: assists the First Recording Secretary in maintaining the official record of all proceedings and actions of all association meetings, distributes information on upcoming events, and maintains the PTO bulletin board.
Correspondence Secretary: maintains all master documents, creates annual and monthly calendars, and manages and orders supplies for the PTO office.
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 3 through 5.
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 pre-k to 2.
Parliamentarian: monitors meeting procedure and ensures everyone has a turn to speak.