The School Leadership Team (SLT) includes the School Principal, United Federation of Teachers Chapter Chair, the PTA president, elected teachers, and elected parents. The core responsibility of the SLT is to develop the school's Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) and ensuring that the CEP is aligned with the school-based budget. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs also help to evaluate the effectiveness of the school's educational programs and their impact on student achievement. 

For more information please visit the following NYC Department of Education link 

Meetings are open to all teachers and parents, who are welcome to listen and may also request speaking time on a curriculum topic. To request speaking time, or ask any curriculum-related questions, email the SLT at

SLT Members

 Teacher/Staff Members (2019-2020)
  • Jessica Abraham - 5th Grade
  • Audra Benjamin - Middle School Math
  • Melanie Pavlovich - 2nd Grade
  • Erika Richardson - Middle School Science
  • Terri Ruyter - Principal 
  • Natalie Skeels - UFT Chapter Chair, Middle School Social Studies

 Parent Members (2019-2020)

  • Melinda Orlie-Katsiris - PTA Co-President
  • Preeti Priya, Chair
  • Matt Schneider, Secretary
  • Marija Stojanovski
  • Ashley London Taylor 
  • Claire Wladis

SLT Meeting Dates (2019-2020)

The PS/IS 276 School Leadership Team meets in the Parent Room unless otherwise noted in PTA eNews. Meetings will be held at 3:45PM 

2020-2021 School Year meetings - TBD