School Leadership Team (SLT)

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of parents, teachers and administrators who gather for monthly meetings to discuss topics that are currently engaging the BNS community. The primary job of the SLT is to oversee and participate in reports about the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) goals, which are set at the end of a school year.

SLT Meetings | Family Involvement

The SLT is a place for parents to come and have their voices heard by the school community and administration. SLT meetings are held on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM in the BNS library and are public and open to all. Meeting agendas are written by a joint parent and staff committee and anyone can submit an agenda topic by emailing parent representative Carly Yates ( or school leader Diane Castelucci (

Upcoming meeting agendas and past meeting minutes can be found here.

2021 – 2022 Meeting Dates

All meetings are on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM

October 5th

November 9th

December 7th

January 4th

February 8th 

March 15th

April 5th

May 3rd

June 14th

2021 – 2022 Members

Diane Castelucci | Principal

Carrie McClean | UFT Chapter Leade

Rich Ambler | PTA President

Jennifer Pignato | Elected UFT

Tammy Dong | Elected UFT

Greta Schwerner | Elected UFT

Jennifer Colon | Elected UFT

Zack DePetris | Elected UFT

Celso Sanchez | Elected UFT

Lauren Barkan | Elected Parent

Laura Burton | Elected Parent

Abby Cook Mack | Elected Parent

Mikia Eatman | Elected Parent

Vivian Liu | Elected Parent

Simone Rodriguez Dorestant | Elected Parent

Raquel Stewart | Elected Parent

Department of Education (DOE) Guidelines

Every NYC public school is required to have an SLT that includes a balanced number of parents and teachers. CEPs are public documents, and the 2021 BNS CEP will be available when the DOE publishes it.

From the DOE website, Chancellor’s Regs: There must be an SLT in every New York City Public School. SLTs play a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture. SLTs are a vehicle for developing school-based educational policies and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their affect on student achievement.

See text of by-laws here.

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