Welcome to District 1, located on Manhattan’s Lower Eastside and East Village!

President’s Council

Presidents’ Council is a monthly meeting of PTA presidents designed to support the PA/PTAs
within their district. The primary purposes of Presidents’ Councils are establishing or re-
establishing new PA/PTAs, providing guidance to their constituent PA/PTAs, and promoting
district-wide interests.

Executive Board Members

Joi Gillespie


Brooke Moreland


Meeting Dates for 2023-24 School Year

September 29, 2023


October 27, 2023


November 17, 2023


December 22, 2023


January 26, 2024


February 16, 2024


March 22, 2024


April 26, 2024


May 31, 2024


June 21, 2024


Community Education Council

The Community Education Council is comprised of parent representatives whose responsibilities are to:

  • Review the district’s educational programs and assess their effect on student achievement
  • Hold at least one meeting per month with the superintendent (72-hour notice required), open to the public, where the public may discuss the current state of the schools in the district
  • Submit an annual evaluation of the superintendent to the Chancellor
  • Provide input to the Chancellor and the Panel for Educational Policy on district concerns
  • Serve as liaisons to School Leadership Teams
  • Approve zoning lines as submitted by the superintendent
  • Hold public hearings on the district’s capital needs and submit a plan to the Chancellor
  • Hold a Town Hall with the Chancellor

Council Members

Yarissa Suarez

Noah Harlan

Allen Liou

Arnette Scott

Shawn Garcia


CEC 1 President

Francesca Barreiro

Ellene Hu

Zhaniya Adivola

Grauven Olivares

Carry Chan

District 1

Meeting Dates for 2023-24 School Year

August 10, 2023

September 20, 2023

October 19, 2023

November 15, 2023

December 14, 2023

January 18, 2024

February 8, 2024

March 20, 2024

April 18, 2024

May 15, 2024

June 20, 2024

July 18, 2024

Parent Associations (PAs) & Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs)

Parent Associations (PAs) and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) volunteer groups of parents and teachers who meet regularly to discuss and advocate for the needs of students, parents, and teachers within their individual schools. For more information regarding your school’s PA or PTA programs, visit your school’s website.