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School Leadership Team

About Us

School Leadership Teams (SLTs) are vehicles for developing school-based educational policies, and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies. SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their effects on student achievement.

SLTs play a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture.

New York State Education Law Section 2590-h requires every New York City Public School have a School Leadership Team. Members of the P.S. 153Q School Leadership Team are:

David Berkowitz - Principal
Tracy Ivanic - United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Leader
Tania Makris - Parent-Teacher Association President
Theresa Bethge - Elected DC-37
Taiba Ahmad - Elected UFT
Heather Wagner - Elected UFT
Ian McGowan - Elected Parent
Kristine Deesena - Elected Parent
Lucy Oestreich  - Elected Parent
Nadijiia Munoz - Elected Parent

School Leadership Team meetings are held in the School Library at 4:30 p.m. *Meeting dates for the 2023-2024 school year are: 

September 21, 2023
October 16, 2023
November 13, 2023
December 11, 2023
January 22, 2024
February 12, 2024
March 11, 2024
April 15, 2024 (Town Hall Meeting)
May 13, 2024
June 10, 2024

*Meeting dates, time and location subject to change.