Parent Association

The Parent Association (PA) at PS 139 brings parents together to organize and fund amazing programs, activities, and events to improve the school and support students. All parents of students currently attending the school are members of the Parent Association. Parents include parents by birth or adoption, step-parents, legally appointed guardians, foster parents, and persons in parental relation to a child.

All parents are invited to join one of the existing committees or create a new one.

Email to contact the Parent Association.

Goals of the Parent Association

  • Provide support and resources to the school for the benefit and educational growth of the children
  • Develop a cooperative working relationship between school parents and staff
  • Develop parent leadership and build capacity for greater involvement
  • Foster and encourage parent participation on all levels
  • Provide opportunities and training for parents to participate in school governance and decision-making

Executive Board

  • Co-Presidents — Kelly Lisman & Jessica Dowshen
  • Co-Secretaries — Malika Green & Orli LeWinter
  • Treasure — Megan Leese
  • Members at Large — Marie Nelson, Jophrane Ligonde, Carolina Sanchez, Gila Engelman, & Kate Rose Williams

Standing Committees:

  • Chair of Fundraising — Josh Lerner
  • Chair of Internal Fundraising — Liliana Vasquez
  • Co-Chairs of Event Planning — Natalee Stephens & Richard Lamarita
  • Co-Chairs of Family Engagement — Laurie Davidson & Geltjana Bulku
  • Chair of Technology & Communications — Michelle Chang
  • Chair of the Garden Committee — Colleen Graves
  • Chair of the Chess Club — Claire Pearce
  • Co-Chairs of the 5th Grade Committee — Stacey Bell, Wendy Powell, Stacey Brizan, & Keisha Taylor

To join a standing committee, email

PS 139 Parent Association Bylaws (Revised 2018)

Parent Association Meeting Minutes:


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