Karina Costantino        
Community Superintendent

Joseph O'Brien
Principal Lead Facilitator

William Chin 
Family Leadership Coordinator

Sylwia Jasinski 
Family Support Coordinator 

William Kirk
Teacher Development&Evaluation Coach

Shawn McClain
Field Support Liaison 

Clare Purcell
Administrative Assistant


Upcoming Dates

Pre Kindergarten Application Period: Jan 17 through Feb 24

Midwinter Recess Feb 20-24 (schools closed)

Parent Teacher Conferences:

March 8-9 for Elementary Schools/March 15-16 Middle Schools.
Please check with your child's school for exact dates and times.


CEC District 20 in Brooklyn

Apply to Serve on an Education Council
February 9, 2017 Applicants can begin filling out the Education Council application online

March 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm    Deadline to submit an Education Council application                                                              

Candidate Forums  March 20 - April 21, 2017 Candidates will be informed as to when and where their   Candidate Forum will be held.   Forums provide the best opportunity for candidates to meet with selectors and parents in the community.   

Selector Voting April 23, 2017 – May 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm   

Selectors will cast their votes for Education Council members for the 2017 – 2019 term. In some cases, it may be necessary to conduct runoff elections after May 9, 2017.

If you have a child in grades K – 8 in a public,  non-charter school you may run for the CEC in the  district where your child’s school is located. Eligibility is determined as of the date you submit your  application to run for a position on an Education Council. Read more about becoming a Community  Education Council member here: http://nycparentleaders.org/ .  For questions, email cecinfo@schools.nyc.gov 


officers 2015-2017


Laurie Windsor


Eileen McKenna 

1st Vice President

Zi Yi Pan 

2nd Vice President

Bob Lee,


Sheila Higginson 


​​​​​​​​​Next CEC Meeting                                                                             Monday, March 6 @ I.S. 259 - 7301 Ft  Ham Pkway                   

​6:00 PM Business Meeting- For Council Business Only                           7:00 PM Calendar Meeting


  • ​SchoolFood’s Presentation
  • FY 2018 School Budget Allocation Formula Presentation
  • I.S. 259 Appointment of Assistant Principal Victor Iacovano
  • I.S. 259 Appointment of Assistant Principal  Paul Parrella

Adele Doyle

Eileen Connelly Garcia

Genevieve Mammana

Stanley Ng

Marianne Qozman

Robert Yee

Matthew Sanchez 

Student Member

​Debbie Barolli Administrative Assistant


415-89 Street, Room 410 Brooklyn, NY 11209 Tel 718-759-3921 Fax 718-759-3920  ​Email CEC20@schools.nyc.gov