Executive Committee: 2019 to 2020
The NYCDOE provided guidance for schools to choose to waive elections until the fall. PS9 will hold PTO elections before October 31, 2020. Our Nominating Committee will post information and timelines on our school’s website and on Konstella.
To contact a PTO officer: use the email prefix listed by their name and add it to ps9broooklyn.org – i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-President (Community): Raul Rothblatt (PTORaul) Parent to a rising fourth grade student & a graduate
Co-President (Fundraising): Nzingah Diallo (PTONzingah) Parent to rising second and fourth grade students
Co-Vice President: Maggie Campbell (PTOMaggie) Parent to a graduate and a rising Kindergarten student
Co-Vice President: David Leventhal (PTODavid) Parent to a rising third grade student
Treasurer: Alex Hlivka (PTOAlex) Parent to a rising fourth grade student
Financial Secretary: Christophe Hille (PTOChristophe)
First Recording Secretary: Carol Clouse (PTOCarol) Parent to a rising fifth grade student
Second Recording Secretary: Miles Champion (PTOMiles) Parent to a rising fifth grade student
Parliamentarian: Nick Peterson(PTONick) Parent to a graduate
Corresponding Secretary (shared):
Abby Clarence (PTOAbby) Parent to rising Kindergarten and second grade students
Jordan Feigenbaum (PTO Jordan) Parent to a rising first grade student
Maggie O’Neill (PTOMaggieO) Parent to a rising first grade student
Parent-Teacher Liaisons (2-5 Grades):
Julia Daunis (PTOJulia) Parent to rising third and fifth grade students
Maura McHugh Mills (PTOMaura) Parent to a rising third grade student and a graduate
Edit Szabo (PTOEdit) Parent to two rising fifth grade students
Krystal Linton Parent to a rising fifth grade student and a graduate
Parent-Teacher Liaisons (PreK-1 Grades)
Kyisha Brooks (PTOKyisha) Parent to a rising second grade student
Taniya Gunasekara (PTOTaniya) Parent to rising third grade and Kindergarten students
Sarah Maxwell (PTOSarah) Parent to rising second grade and Kindergarten students
Carla Rothberg (PTOCarla) Parent to a rising second grade student
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.
Co-President (Community): Creates partnerships within the school community and fosters parent participation.
Co-President (Fundraising): Guides fundraising activities at PS9 and provides support by coordinating with the various PTOs committees.
Co-Vice President (Community): acts as a liaison with new families of PS9 and coordinates PTO activities.
Co-Vice President (Fundraising): Supports the Co-president of Fundraising; helps to formulate PTO fundraising goals.
Treasurer: prepares financial reports, makes disbursements as properly authorized, assures that PTO policies and best practices are followed with regards to funds.
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.
Financial Secretary: works with the Treasurer and receives duplicates of all receipts to be maintained
Parent-Teacher Liaison (upper classes): 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.
Parent-Teacher Liaison (lower classes): 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.