School Leadership Teams (SLT)

New York State Education Law states that School Leadership Teams (SLTs) must be in place in every New York City School. They take part in school-decision making and help to shape school culture. A key role for SLT’s is to develop the School Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). The Division of Family and Community Engagement ensures that the SLTs follow the NYSED guidelines.

At MS 53, our SLT is presently comprised of 12 members – five parents, five staff members, and two of our community based option directors.  Our core team members , include, Ms. Wilkins, our principal, Danyaal McClendon, our PTA president and Lucia Moffa, our UFT Chapter Leader.

School/Comprehensive Educational Plans (S/CEP)

The CEP includes the goals and strategies of a specific school for that year. School Leadership Teams work to develop these goals and strategies that lead to improved student outcomes. 

To access our 2019-29 Comprehensive Educational Plan click here.