A Parent Association (PA) is the official organization of the parent body in a school.

Our Parent Association

Every New York City public school is required by the New York State Education Law §2590-h and the New York City Department of Education's Chancellor's Regulation A-660 (中文, Español) to have one, and all parents of children (including step-parents, legally appointed guardians, foster parents and persons in parental relation) in a school are automatically eligible as members. Because of their guaranteed rights and responsibilities, PAs can be the most direct vehicle for parent involvement in the schools, allowing parents to serve as partners both in their children’s educations and in the schools themselves.

​For PAs, parent involvement can mean inspiring parents to attend meetings, volunteer with activities and events, support classroom work, and bring needed resources to the school.

Each New York City public school PA must comply with the NYC Department of Education (DOE) Regulations of the Chancellor 

(中文, Español) as well as its own bylaws.

“What Is a PA or PTA?” PTAlink, 13 July 2017, ptalink.org/topic-areas/running-a-pa-pta/what-is-a-pa-pta.

PA Values








2021-2022 Executive Board



Ferdie Lee was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii. She moved to NYC to study Computer Engineering at Polytechnic University. She's an Operations Manager for an international real estate company and a registered Notary Public. Ferdie is married to James who is also very active in the school; together, they have two kids at 102Q (in 7th and 4th grades) and a high schooler. She's also the President of the CEC 24. In her free time, she volunteers for a local CYO boys baseball league and is active in her church. She looks forward to a wonderful year at PS/IS 102Q!

Ferdie Lee


Rosmary Padilla


Hola mi nombre es Rosmary Padilla.Yo soy de Honduras. Yo tengo un niño en quinto grado. Yo soy la tesorera de la Asociacion de Padres de Familia. Para mi es un placer y un Honor colaborar con todos los padres de Familia para poder crear mejores oportunidades para nuestros hijos. Gracias Padres por siempre apoyar la Asociacion de Padres. Unidos Podemos hacerlo.

Hi my name is Rosmary Padilla and I am from Honduras. My son is in 5th grade. It is a pleasure and honor for me to collaborate with the Parent Association. I feel grateful and want to work with all our parents to create new opportunities for our children. Thank you for your support.


Recording Secretary

Hola, mi nombre es Cristina Galindo, tengo dos hijos, uno asiste a PS / IS / 102Q mientras que  mi hija asiste a Bard High School Early College. Estoy muy contenta de poder servir y apoyar a nuestra escuela.  Es un placer poder  contribuir a nuestra comunidad escolar y espero poder ayudar y apoyar a todas las familias.


Hi! My name is Cristina Galindo, I have two children, one attends PS/IS 102Q while my daughter attends Bard High School Early College. I am very happy to be able to serve and support our school. It is a pleasure to be able to contribute to our school community and I look forward to helping and supporting all families.

Cristina Galindo



Amy Yang




Hello everyone, my name is Amy. I am from Shanghai, and I am a Montessori teacher in China.  My child is currently in second grade. It is my honor to contribute to the school and our community. I am also very fortunate to be able to work with the other parents here.

Communications Secretary

Jennifer Alviar

Committee Chair


Committee Chair


Committee Chair




Jennifer Alviar

Jennifer was born in California and raised in Texas. She's a parent of a fourth grader and a first grader in the Chinese Dual Language Program. She graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and previously worked as a Project Manager in Fashion Advertising. She is also a member of the SLT (School Leadership Team). As a representative of the parent community she will be an advocate for the students and families. She's thankful to be a part of this vibrant parent association!

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Committee Chair
PreK & K Stepping Up


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Committee Chair
5th Grade Field Day

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Committee Chair
8th Grade Graduation


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