The founding board gathered for the first time in October 2016. The founding board is made up of eleven members: five from district public schools, four from independent schools, one from a charter school, and one from a teacher education program. The founding board of PENNY will be charged with helping lead the organization and development of PENNY. Founding board members will serve on a voluntary basis. Specifically:
Some initial questions the founding board will focus on include:
How will schools and individuals become members of PENNY? What are the benefits of PENNY membership?
What are the first projects we might work on together?
What policy or advocacy work might we explore together?
What are the next steps to grow the group?
Each board member is expected to:
Have consistent attendance at meetings throughout the year
Be an acknowledged leader in the school
Have influence over the school community
Have decision-making authority in speaking for the school on the board.
Each board member must commit to meeting once every three weeks (during and/or after school hours) for the 2016-17 school year.
This founding year is expected to be exciting, intensive, and creative. The board believes it will be an opportunity to bring together progressive minds across various sectors in New York City to collaborate, think, discuss, learn, reflect and act together as a community.
Founding Board Member
Anna Allanbrook Brooklyn New School Principal
Cecelia Traugh Bank Street College of Education Dean of the Graduate School of Education
Diana Schlesinger Greene Hill School Director
Dyanthe Spielberg The Neighborhood School Principal
Jeannine King Bronx Community Charter School Director of Student Support
Julie Zuckerman Castle Bridge School Principal
Maiya Jackson Manhattan Country School Upper School Director
Mark Silberberg Little Red Schoolhouse and Elisabeth Irwin School (LREI) Director of Learning & Innovation
Noni Thomas Lopez Ethical Culture Fieldston School Assistant Head of School for Teaching & Learning
Sarah Kaufmann School of the Future Brooklyn Principal
Taeko Onishi Lyons Community School Principal
Upcoming board meetings
Wednesday, January 18, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 1, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 8, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 7, 5:00 - 7:30pm