Site-Based Council


 Each school has a site-based team made up of elected representatives whose overall goal is to improve student achievement. School councils are responsible for planing and making decisions on issues such as staffing, scheduling, school climate and school budget allocations. The high school council includes an additional community/parent member, two additional faculty members and two students. Each stakeholder group elects their own members.

The PTA is responsible for parent elections. A plan governing the school councils was developed by a committee of representatives from the school district and community in 1993 in accordance with the New York State A New Compact for Learning. The first work of the planning committee was the development of a vision statement that captured the aspirations of the educational community and set the course for the future direction of the Pelham Public Schools.

2020-21 Members


Mark Berkowitz


Laura Battema

Tara Carmody

Mariana Cordero

Laura Stagliano


Judy Shampanier Bowen

Beth Blanc

Sara Mallach

Alexa Kazim


Georgia Russello

Emma Van Praagh