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School Leadership Team

Michelle Verdiner

Principal *

Alexandra Espinosa


Michael Cornell


Carissa Sinanan


Michelle Kelly

Parent Member

* Mandatory membership

Nancy Streim

Teachers College Representative

Shavon Glover

Parent Member

Kim Kefgen

Parent Member

Marie Sarabia

United Federations of Teacher (UFT) Chapter Leader *

Jennifer Silverman

Parent Member

Joel Mentor

Community Board 9, Member

Our School Leadership Team

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is mandated for all New York City Schools. It is comprised of teachers, administrators, the school principal, a PTA representative, and elected parents. The SLT is responsible for developing the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) and ensuring that it is aligned with the school-based budget. SLTs play a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture. The SLT meets once a month on the 3rd Thursday afternoons to discuss the school’s comprehensive education plan (CEP), budgetary matters, after school, PTA and any other pressing issues.

To carry out this charge, the work of the team will focus on two core responsibilities:

  • The creation of the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP), including annual goals and objectives.
  • The development of a school-based budget and staffing plan aligned with the CEP.

Our CEP for this year was reviewed and approved by Central on December 14, 2014. The approved plan has been uploaded for the entire parent community to view (PDF).

View the SLT’s By-Laws
Raise an issue with SLT
Non members attending, and participating
How to join the SLT

The parent members of the SLT are elected for two-year terms. Elections are held in May on alternate years. The next scheduled election is May 2017.
If a parent member leaves the SLT, a special election will be held.

Help us reach our goals

Throughout the year, the TCCS Parent Association conducts several fundraising activities to enrich our school.
Be a part of our growing efforts!