2019-2020  EXECUTIVE BOARD


    Co-President Amanda Kandel
    Co-President Gina Provenzano
    Vice President Denise Donnelly
    Treasurer Desiree Deems
    Recording Secretary Tara Tierney
    Corresponding Secretary Laura Markowski





    Arts & Enrichment

    Vacant.  Please consider volunteering

     Help obtain speakers, plan events and activities for our Gifted/Talented and twice exceptional children.

    Board of Ed Representative

    Jill Schantz

    Attends monthly school board meeting and reports back to SEPTA.
    Council Delegate

    Jennifer Brooks

    Represents SEPTA at monthly PTA Council Meetings. Cast votes on behalf of SEPTA membership at Council.  Present motions as directed by Council to general members and report vote back to Council.

    Corresponding Secretary

    Laura Markowski

    Send e-mail messages to SEPTA members via Constant Contact as provided by the executive board. Send messages to Committee members upon request of Officers. May require keeping track of RSVP’s, votes, etc. Send all social correspondence.

    Nicole Piazza (PES)

    Jaclyn Culletto (SIS)

    Copy and distribute approved monthly materials promoting SEPTA meetings.

    Chair: Denise Donnelly

    On Committee: Jennifer Brooks

    Coordinate fundraising. Each fundraiser may have an individual chairperson.  Have presence at all major district events for sales, when applicable.  Submit updates to Newsletter upon request. Write Promotional materials necessary for each fundraiser (i.e. Constant Contacts, flyers, etc.) 


    Virginia Hammond &

    Rosa Smajlaj


    Arrange refreshments for the monthly SEPTA meetings. Arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early to set up hospitality or obtain coverage.


    Margaret DiLorenzo


    Reviews educational Reviews educational news items, bulletins and alerts from the National, NY State and local PTA offices and reports to SEPTA. Submit updates to Newsletter upon request.

    Crystal Levine

    Encourages parents, teachers and staff to become members of SEPTA, collects fees and maintains an accurate list of members, arrange for SEPTA representation at open houses, design and send out membership forms, work on staff welcome party. 

    Submit updates to Newsletter upon request

    Virginia Sheridan

    Receives and evaluates teacher requests for mini grants programs and presents to executive board with recommendations. Submit to Newsletter upon request.
    Parent Support


    Plan informal SEPTA events/meetings for Parents. Past events have included informal evenings w/ speakers including dinner, Yoga nights, therapists to help with coping skills, etc.
    PTA Representatives

    Primrose - Shari Silk &

    Tara Tierney

    SIS - Nicole Piazza & Megan Kreinen

    SMS - Jennifer Brooks & Shari Silk

    SHS - Virginia Sheridan

    Attends all PTA’s Executive Board meetings and speaks on SEPTA’s behalf. Reports to SEPTA's executive board. Reps. are voting members of both executive boards (one per school). If you are unable to attend a meeting, you must submit report to Unit President prior to meeting. Information to be shared can be obtained from President and VP.

    Resource Directory

    Vacant-Please consider volunteering

    Update/create SEPTA resource directory and work with Webmaster to post on SEPTA website. Send out requests for submissions. Create a “How to Guide.”
    Social Skills


    This committee helps plan Social opportunities/events for our children (sensory friendly movies, Kids Express, etc.).
    Speaker Coordinator

    Jennifer Brooks

    Works w/ President, Officers and Committee Chairs to select and secure speakers, create promotional flyer and obtain permission from building Principals to distribute. Create Constant Contact to promote event, coordinate promotions of meetings by notifying school principals (for their newsletter) and neighboring SEPTA’s (if meeting is open to all), coordinate with speaker to make sure technology, materials, etc are available for presentation, purchase speaker gift. Obtain and complete building use forms to secure meeting space.

    Laura Cabo

    Work on development of a Scholarship program for Gifted or Special Needs students; and on an Award program for staff members or students who make exemplary contributions to our special needs community.


    Karen Canino

    Responsible for updating and designing the SEPTA website. Assist with Resource Guide. Backs-up Corresponding Secretary on Constant Contact software.