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PTA Meeting, Thursday 6/17 @ 6pm

Executive Board Elections will take place at the PTA meeting on Thursday, June 17, at 6pm. RSVP HERE

Candidates for the 2021-2022 PTA Executive Board listed below.

Co-Presidents (2 open positions)

Kim Brooks

She is the parent of two current P.S. 29 students, third-grader, Poppy, and Kindergartener, Frankie. She has been an active volunteer at the school for the past few years, most recently as a Co-Vp of Class Parents and Volunteers on the P.T.A Executive Board. She enjoys connecting with as many families as possible within the school community and is grateful for the network of warm, compassionate families she has built during her time as a parent at P.S. 29. Kim is looking forward to the opportunity to take on a leadership role within the school’s P.T.A, where she hopes to reignite a strong sense of community after a difficult period of collective loss and time apart. Prior to spending the past few years raising two resilient daughters and being involved with the school, Kim worked in Higher Education administration for the City University of New York. Both her background in Student Affairs, and her current experience within the school will be invaluable assets as a Co-President of the P.T.A. She is confident in her ability to engage with the school community at large, maintain a strong relationship with the school administration, and lead a team of other parent volunteers.

Emily Chan

She is a mom of three: Evan (PS29 Class of 2020), Ingrid (3rd grade) and Edith (Kindergarten). She has served on the PTA Executive Board previously as co-Treasurer, currently as co-VP of Fundraising, volunteered on the Afterschool committee, and has had numerous stints as a class parent. While not at PS29, Emily works full-time managing the debt portfolio at NYU. Emily has been so grateful for the resilience of PS29 and is committed to helping the school and its community reinvigorate and thrive after an unprecedented year!

Co-Treasurers (2 open positions)

Lucia Madueno

She is the mother to Camila (4th grade). She loves PS29 and is so excited to be part of the amazing community this school has created. She is currently a class parent and has been since Matias started Kindergarten 4 years ago. She loves to get parents - and kids - involved in the great activities and events PS29 offers. Last year Lucia also worked in the committee for the Gala + Auction fundraising, and this year she serves as co-treasurer of the PTA.

She works independently in corporate finance and is venturing into jewelry business! Lucia has a BS in Graphic Design and a Certificate in Business Management from NYU.

Jon Margolis

I am a parent to two PS29 children, Maya (3rd grade) and Ari (2nd grade). My wife and I have lived in the neighborhood for 12 years and hopefully for many years to come. I work as a Managing Director investing in financial markets at Nomura Securities. I am also an active member in the community, serving on two non-profit boards based in Brooklyn, one of which helps students with low-income backgrounds become first-generation college students. I also coach my children and several PS29 teammates in local sports leagues. In the year before covid, I was a member of the gala committee and would be excited to become a board member for next year. T

Co-VP, Class Parents (2 open positions)

Megan Roberts

She is a parent to Ryan (3rd grade) and Drew (1st grade). She has been the Super Science Saturday/ Seven Days of Super Science Chair for the past three years, class parent to one or both of her kids classes, and has volunteered for Eat, Pie, Shop. After a year in which the P.S. 29 administration and PTA has moved mountains, Megan feels it’s time to give back to the school in a greater capacity. Prior to leaving work, Megan produced corporate events, conferences, culinary events and award shows. She’s hoping to support this incredible P.S. 29 community and PTA as a Co-VP of Class Parents.

Victoria Rocco

She is a parent to a 3rd grader, Genevieve, and a Kindergartener, JJ, and has lived in Cobble Hill/Brooklyn Heights area since 2006. She is a class parent for both of her children's classes this year, and has previously volunteered for various school events. Victoria has assisted as a member of the Super Science Committee the past several years and has previously served as a board member of her children's' pre-school. Prior to leaving work Victoria has spent over 10 years working in finance on Wall Street in the field of risk management and accounting.

Co-VP, Communications (2 open positions)

Amanda Abry

Amanda is a parent to a Kindergartener, Rebecca, and a 6th grade alumnus, Elijah, and so has been part of the PS29 community for 7 years. Amanda is just finishing her 2-year term on the School Leadership Team (SLT) and has served as class parent multiple times. She has co-founded/admins Facebook groups for local parents. As VP Comms, Amanda would like the role to be both push and pull, so all different voices feel heard and can continue to building our community.

Co-Secretaries (1 open position)

Kristin Heavey

She is a parent to a 3rd grader, Fiona, and her older child Charles is a 6th grader but a PS29 alum. She has lived in Cobble Hill for over 16 years, and previously was a Co-VP of Class Parents and Volunteers, a class parent for both her children's classrooms, and a volunteer for various school events. Kristin has been a public defender in Manhattan for over 15 years. Kristin is hoping to continue to serve on the PTA as Secretary to continue her involvement at PS29.

Co-VP, Afterschool (2 open positions)

Bryn Davis

I am the parent of two P.S. 29 students. My daughter Ru joined the school in February of 2020 as a 2nd grader. My daughter Rhys joined the first grade this year and she is in Ms Crowley's class. I serve as a room parent for the class. In my professional life, I am a Contract Recruiter for one of the largest Public Relations and Marketing firms in the world. I have my own Recruiting Consultancy Firm that focuses on C -Suite level talent.

Andy Boss I am the parent of three kids, Elia is currently in third grade, Jacob is in first grade, and Asa is a rising kindergartener. I have years of parent experience with after-school programming at both PS 133 and PS 29, and now hope to use that knowledge to help run PS 29’s program. I understand the importance of after-school programming to both students and families, and plan on drawing on my experience to ensure that PS 29’s program is engaging and safe for all. When not chasing after my kids in the PS 29 school yard or at Van Vorhees, I work in public service in New York City.

Co-VP Fundraising (3 open positions)

Teresa Llorente

I'm a mom of 2nd grade twin boys Alex and Max. I've been a volunteer at various PS 29 school events and served as class parent a few times. I’ve seen how hard the administration and PTA work over the years, especially during this pandemic, and I would like to do what I can to help. I'm hoping to help PS29 with its fundraising and school events and adapt them to whatever the next school year looks like. I’m a full-time design and construction project manager, avid eater of baked goods and all-around cheerleader for my boys.

Liz Squadron

Liz Squadron is a mom of two boys - a rising third grader and 5th grader (!!). Liz and her spouse have lived in the neighborhood for 15 years and have loved being part of the PS 29 community.

In the past, Liz has served as co- Secretary of the PTA and co-VP for fundraising. Since becoming a PS 29 parent almost six years ago, she has baked for the hospitality committee, volunteered as a class parent and as a member of the community service committee, working with PTA colleagues and the administration on initiatives like the STAR project supporting refugees in Syria.


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