School Leadership Team
The fundamental purpose of the School Leadership Team (SLT) is to determine a school’s educational direction – that is, the school’s overall educational vision, its goals and priorities, the strategies that will be used to achieve that vision and the alignment of resources to accomplish those strategies. To fulfill this purpose, the SLT is required to develop a Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) each year. The team brings together the different perspectives of the administration, teachers and parents to develop a culture in which there is a shared goal for all children to achieve high levels of learning and a spirit of partnership among all constituencies to achieve this goal (adapted from the School Leadership Team: Roles and Responsibilities 2016,and the Chancellor's Regulations 2007).
The SLT at Anderson has 15 members. All SLTs have three core members: the Principal, the PTA president, and the Teacher's Union Representative. Anderson's SLT's bylaws provide for parent and teacher grade representatives (K-2, 3-5, 6-8), and parent and teacher at-large representatives (K-4, 5-8), a PTA representative, and the Student Council President.
The core members are determined by their roles. The parent, teacher and student positions are filled by election.
The SLT grade representative represents 3 grades. Eligible candidates must have a child in their constituency for both years of the two year term (I.e., a parent with a 2nd grader cannot run for the k-2 seat.
The SLT at large representative represents 4 or 5 grades. Eligible candidates must have a child in their constituency for both years of the two year term (I.e., a parent with a 2nd grader cannot run for the 5-8 seat.
Grade Representative: to attend and participate at each monthly meeting (SLT meets Wednesdays at 3pm); to solicit input and receive comments and concerns to be shared with the committee; to distribute the minutes to the represented grades.
At Large Representative: to attend and participate at each monthly meeting (SLT meets Wednesdays at 3pm)
PTA Representative: to attend and participate at each monthly meeting (SLT meets Wednesdays at 3pm); to attend and participate at each monthly PTA executive board meeting (determined by the PTA); to present SLT information to the executive board, solicit input and receive comments from the executive board to disseminate to SLT; to present SLT information to the general PTA membership at monthly PTA meetings (determined by the PTA), to solicit input and receive comments from the general membership to disseminate to SLT.
2022-23 SLT Members
Jodi Hyde, Principal
Charles Conway, UFT Chapter Leader
Jennifer Thaler, PTA Rep to the SLT
Emily Polokoff, Teacher Elementary At Large
Lyndsey Yackel, K-2 Teacher Representative
Faith Tamisi, 3-5 Teacher Representative
Anna Goebel, 6-8 Teacher Representative
Ursila Jung, Gr. 6-8 Parent Representative
Caroline Werner, 5-8 Parent Representative At Large
Michael Zigman, 3-5 Parent Representative
Christina Kang, K-4 Parent Representative At Large
Jennifer Becker, K-2 Parent Representative
Rafiq Arfin, Middle School Student Council President
Meeting Dates & MInutes
2023 SLT meeting dates:
April 26, 2023, May 17, 2023, June 7, 2023