Mission/Values

To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

 

  • Collaboration:  We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and associations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.

 

  • Commitment:  We are dedicated to promoting children's health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.

 

  • Accountability:  We acknowledge our obligations.  We deliver on our promises.

 

  • Respect:  We value our colleagues and ourselves.  We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.

 

  • Inclusivity:  We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer.  We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.

 

  • Integrity:  We act consistently with our beliefs.  When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.

 

2020-2021 Plaza PTA Officers

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President

KELLY HILL

Hello and welcome to Plaza! My name is Kelly Hill and it is my pleasure to serve as the Plaza PTA President for the 2020-2021 school year. My son, Chayce is in the 4th grade and we love being a part of this Baldwin community. As we move into new territory with in-person and remote learning, our PTA is committed to support all our families, teachers and staff to ensure our children have the best learning experience and that we provide opportunities to engage with out community.  We hope that you will join us as member of the Plaza PTA, because we can do more together; because we are Plaza Strong!

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VP of Legislation 

STEPHANIE GUZMAN

My name is Stephanie Guzman I am 35 years old and have 3 kids. My middle child is an incoming 3rd grader at Plaza and my eldest is entering Baldwin High School. We love being a part of Baldwin and are looking forward to this school year! 

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VP of Membership

JUDY MATTHEWS

My name is Judith Matthews, and I am honored to be your Membership Chair for the 2020-2021 school year. I have been a part of the Baldwin community for over 5 years, and the proud mother of two children, a fifth grader and a second grader attending Plaza Elementary School. I am a Licensed School Counselor and a Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with the New York City Department of Education.

 

When people hear “Parent Teacher Association’’ (PTA), they often assume a small group of parents, working on behalf of a specific group of children. My primary objective as your Chair will be to work on eliminating that perception. Another objective has to do with growing our membership. PTA is all of us: parents, guardians, educators, any individuals active in the school community. There are many benefits to being a PTA member. It keeps us connected in knowing what is happening in the school community; it allows us to build and maintain relationships not just with each other, but with the community as a whole; it also provides opportunities to assist the principal, teachers and other school personnel in shaping the way for student success and development.    

 

I am pleased to be a part of this process, and I am looking forward to our work together for a successful school year.

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Treasurer

NANCY ANTOINE

Hello plaza parents, my name is Nancy Antoine. I am a mom of two, a rising 6th grader and a rising 4th grader. I was previously a member of the PTA, and decided to join for the 2020-21 school year. As treasurer I strive to continue to ensure that the money raised will continue to go into events important to our students and parents. I look forward to continuing the legacy of my predecessor.

1st Vice President - Legislation

My name is Stephanie Guzman I am 35 years old and have 3 kids. My middle child is an incoming 3rd grader and my eldest is entering Baldwin high school. We love being a part of Baldwin schools and are looking forward to this school year! 

2nd Vice President - Membership

My name is Judith Matthews, and I am honored to be your Membership Chair for the 2020-2021 school year. I have been a part of the Baldwin community for over 5 years, and the proud mother of two children, a fifth grader and a second grader attending Plaza Elementary School. I am a Licensed School Counselor and a Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with the New York City Department of Education.

 

When people hear “Parent Teacher Association’’ (PTA), they often assume a small group of parents, working on behalf of a specific group of children. My primary objective as your Chair will be to work on eliminating that perception. Another objective has to do with growing our membership. PTA is all of us: parents, guardians, educators, any individuals active in the school community. There are many benefits to being a PTA member. It keeps us connected in knowing what is happening in the school community; it allows us to build and maintain relationships not just with each other, but with the community as a whole; it also provides opportunities to assist the principal, teachers and other school personnel in shaping the way for student success and development.    

 

I am pleased to be a part of this process, and I am looking forward to our work together for a successful school year.

Ways & Means

Hello and welcome to the Plaza family! My name is Sara Jamison and I proudly represent you and your family on this years’ PTA executive board as VP of Ways and Means for the 2020-2021 school year. I have two children; Faye who is in second grade and Charlie who is Kindergarten.  I take pride in holding as active of a role as I can in our community. I myself attended Plaza School, my husband and I both graduated from Baldwin Senior High School, stayed here to raise our beautiful and chaotic family, and I even work in Baldwin School District!  This community and its experiences, opportunities and diversity are what every family should have access to.  Never hesitate to ask me a question, get involved or just flash a smile back in the courtyard or at one of Plaza’s famous functions!

 

With the tireless teamwork among PTA, the amazing teachers, staff and administration here at Plaza, I know we will make this new and uncharted post-quarantine, post-Netflix-binging transition a memorable one for our children in the best way possible! 

Here’s to Plaza school… where learning takes off!

Health & Safety

Hi! My name is Michelle and I am your new VP, Health and Safety. I have two children in Plaza, Jackson in second grade and Aubrey is in kindergarten! We love Plaza and it's community; and can't wait to see how we can further help our health and safety knowledge! I am always available for you and look forward to our 2021 school year!

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SARA JAMISON

VP of Ways and Means

Hello and welcome to the Plaza family! My name is Sara Jamison and I proudly represent you and your family on this years’ PTA executive board as VP of Ways and Means for the 2020-2021 school year. I have two children; Faye who is in second grade and Charlie who is Kindergarten.  I take pride in holding as active of a role as I can in this community. I myself attended Plaza School, my husband and I both graduated Baldwin Senior High School, stayed here to raise our beautiful and chaotic family, and I even work in Baldwin School District!  This community and its experiences, opportunities and diversity are what every family should have access to.  Never hesitate to ask me a question, get involved or just flash a smile back in the courtyard or at one of Plaza’s famous functions! 

With the tireless teamwork between PTA, the amazing teachers, staff and administration here at Plaza I know we will make this new and uncharted post-quarantine, post-Netflix-binging transition a memorable one for our children in the best way possible! 

Here’s to Plaza school… where learning takes off!

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KARRIEN FRANCIS

Recording Secretary

My name is Karrien A. Francis and it is an honor to serve as your 2020-2021 PTA Secretary. I have two children in Plaza. Logan is in the 3rd grade and Londyn is in the 2nd grade. We are excited about entering into our 2nd year at Plaza Elementary School. I am proud to work alongside some of the most amazing children advocates and community liaisons on the PTA board. We hope that you will join the PTA because we want to build a stronger Plaza community while offering amazing programs for ALL of our children.   

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KIMBERLYN KUCHAROVIC

Corresponding Secretary

Hi my name is Kimberlyn and I am the New Corresponding Secretary.  This is my third year on the PTA Executive Board. I have two boys in Plaza. Dylan is in 4th grade and Evan is in 2nd. I love Plaza and I’m proud to be part of the PTA.

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MICHELLE MUFFSON

VP of Health & Safety

Hello plaza parents, my name is Nancy Antoine. I am a mom of two, a rising 6th grader and a rising 4th grader. I was previously a member of the PTA, and decided to join for the 2020-21 school year. As treasurer I strive to continue to ensure that the money raised will continue to go into events important to our students and parents. I look forward to continuing the legacy of my predecessor.

 

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