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Friends of MSC Parent Association Executive Board and School Leadership Team Elections

Elections will be held Wednesday, June 1 • 9:15am • via Zoom

Officers of FOMSC are responsible for the PA  budget, events and activities that enrich the programs and community at MSC and support P.S. 333 Manhattan School for Children by raising funds, hosting meetings, organizing social events for families, and helping parents connect through updates and volunteer opportunities.

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people who develop educational policies for their school. They also make sure there are resources to support those policies.

Meet the 2022-2023 Nominees:

Running together as Co-Presidents of the FOMSC Parent Association:

Barrett Schlotthauer & Rachel Connors Phillippe

Parent to a rising third grader, Rachel has been involved with the  Friends of MSC Parent Association since her daughter was in kindergarten.  From Class Parent to Co-Secretary to Co-President of the PA, she is committed  to serving the needs of our school community. She is proud of the accomplishments this year’s PA has been able to execute amid a challenging landscape. For next year, Rachel and Barrett would like to shift some focus into providing more opportunities for our community to come  together.

Barrett is a parent to a rising 5th grader and has also been involved with the PA for 3 years now. Co-treasurer (2 years) and this year as co-pres. Barrett and Rachel hope to also continue their efforts to make sure FOMSC  funds are being used in the most efficient and effective way possible to benefit  the learning experience of our students and teachers.

Running as Vice President of the FOMSC Parent Association:

Noah Odabashian

My name is Noah Odabashian, I was born in Chile and grew up on the Upper West Side - attending P.S. 87, Computer School and Beacon High School. Upon coming back to the Upper West Side and starting a family, I was saddened to see how segregated my neighborhood has become. My goal as a member of this community, in an elected position or otherwise, is to foster diversity and support spaces where all voices are heard - students, teachers, and parents.

As far as qualifications go, I have the will and time to dedicate to this position. Furthermore, as a food television producer I am required to be organized and creative in my approach to problem solving.

Running as Secretary of the FOMSC Parent Association:

Danielle Alden

** Self nominated, bio not yet submitted

Running together as Co-Treasurers of the FOMSC Parent Association:

Adams Pinckney & Amanda del Bene

** Self nominated, bios not yet submitted

Running individually as Parent Representatives on the School Leadership Team (SLT):

Julie Kandall

My name is Julie Kandall. This is my first year as a MSC parent as my daughter Marlow joined MCS as a first grader this year. I have been a progressive educator in Manhattan for the past 24 years, receiving my Master's degree from Bank Street College of Education in 2002. I taught preschool for 3 years, 2nd grade for a year, 3rd grade for a year and was a kindergarten teacher for 8 years. For the past 12 years I have been the director of Columbus Pre-School located on Columbus Avenue between 89th and 90th. 

I have attended both the Reading and Writing Workshop programs and taught them during my time in the classroom. I believe that children learn best when they are able to work together and have hands on experiences. 

When looking for schools for Marlow to attend, MSC was the only public school that I wanted for Marlow. The commitment to progressive education was what drew me to the school and now that I am there and see my daughter excited about learning and making progress, it only makes me want to do what I can to support and grow the school. 

One of my passions and something I would like to think about and talk to others in the MCS community would be about the importance the environment plays in the learning/behavior of the students who use the space. I would hope to be able to help teachers rethink how their classroom spaces are set up and used to help achieve the most conducive space for both the students and the teachers. 

I have been surprised and a bit disheartened to hear a lot of discord from parents about the school and would love to help come up with ways to bridge gaps between families, teachers and administrators so that everyone can concentrate on the kids and their education.

Olivia Greer

I'm a mom of two MSC students, a rising first grader and a rising third grader. I love our community and I also have concerns about its future. I'm excited to listen, and to work with different members of the community to strengthen it and make sure MSC is a school that supports its teachers and its students in every grade and in every classroom.


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