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Parent Liaisons

Each school has a Parent Liaison who is responsible for engaging the parents and guardians in the school community. The position answers to the Assistant Superintendent of School Improvement. The Parent Liaison’s functions include:

  • Creating a welcoming environment at the school for parents and guardians.
  • Working with the Office of School Improvement, principal, school staff and PTA to identify parent and related school community issues to see that they are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Assisting parents in setting goals and education development for their children.
  • Partnering with community groups and agencies to promote their involvement in the school and provide information and direction as needed.
  • Meeting with the principal or the principal’s designee(s) to develop and review work plans and assess the impact of the liaison’s work on student outcomes. 


Contact Info

Daveda Lassiter
MV STEAM Academy & Edward Williams School 
(914) 308-4281 

Beth Smith 
Grimes School & Denzel Washington School of the Arts 
(914) 308-4251

Maura Gutierrez
MV Leadership Academy & Hamilton School
(914) 308-4220 

Nakia Hiland
Parker School & Mount Vernon High School 
(914) 308-4347 

Pamela Valdovinos 
Benjamin Turner Middle School & Pennington School
(914) 308-4340 

Sandra O'Connor
Lincoln School & Nelson Mandela Zollicoffer School
(914) 308-4231

Tania Galin 
Traphagen School & Rebecca Turner School 
(914) 308-4224 

Veronica Graham 
Graham School& Mount Vernon Honor Academy
(914) 308-4248