Community and High School Superintendents

District and Borough Family Advocates

District and Borough Family Advocates provide information for the community and support the resolution of family inquiries and concerns.  They provide information to families and community members to increase awareness about academic standards and school resources and develop helpful connections with schools. See the contact information of the 32 District Family Advocates, the 6 Borough Family Advocates, and the Districts 75 and 79 Family Support.

To contact the District/Borough Family Advocate of a specific school, please visit the NYCDOE School Search (in the center of our home page) and type in the name of the school.  You will then be directed to the link of the school’s website.  When you open the school’s website, the office phone number and address of the District/Borough Family Advocate will be listed in the right margin under “School Details.”

Parent Coordinators
Parent Coordinators serve at the school level to resolve family inquiries and concerns.  They provide information to parents about the school, academics, and helpful resources.

To contact of the Parent Coordinator of a specific school, please call the school.  Visit the NYCDOE School Search (in the center of our home page) and type in the name of the school.  You will then be directed to the link of the school’s website.  When you open the school’s website, the school phone number and the name of the Parent Coordinator will be listed in the right margin under “School Details.”

District Family Advocates
Working in the offices of the Community Superintendents, District Family Advocates support the families and communities of the elementary and middle schools in each school district. There are 32 District Family Advocates (one for each community school district).

Learn more about the Borough Family Advocates and the Districts 75 and 79 Family Support.

District DFA Address  Phone Number
1 Aixa Torres   166 Essex Street, Room 136 New York, NY 10002 212-353-2949
2 Jennifer Greenblatt  333 7th Avenue, Room 712 New York, NY 10001 212-356-3789
3 Dorothy Sheppard  154 West 93rd Street New York, NY 10025 212-678-5857 Ext. 4
4 Nancy Pereira  160 East 120th Street, Room 424 New York, NY 10035 212-348-2873 Ext. 4012
5 Carla Tenorio 425 West 123rd Street, Room 205 New York, NY 10027  212-769-7500 Ext. 236
6 Rebecca Alicea  4360 Broadway, Room 409 New York, NY 10033 917-521-3783
7 Frances Torres  501 Courtlandt Avenue Bronx, NY 10451 718-742-6587
8 Jean DePesa  1230 Zerega Avenue Bronx, NY 10462 718-828-6707 
9 Barbara Martoral  450 St. Paul's Place Bronx, NY 10456 718-579-7140
10 Elba Velez  1 Fordham Plaza, Room 826 Bronx, NY 10458 718-741-5835
11 Marian Martinez 1250 Arnow Avenue Bronx, NY 10469 718-519-2668
12 Cynthia Cortijo 1434 Longfellow Avenue, Room 409 Bronx, NY 10459 718-328-2310 Ext. 4090
13 Precious Jones-Walker   355 Park Place, Room 210 Brooklyn, NY 11238 718-636-3284
14 Pamela Payne   215 Heyward Street Brooklyn, NY 11206 718-302-7689
15 Selena Williams   131 Livingston Street, Room 301-B Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-935-4263
16 Camelia Brogdon-Cruz   1010 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11221 718-574-2824
17 Margot Sargeant   1224 Park Place, Room 142 Brooklyn, NY 11213 718-221-4372
18 Ivie Bien-Aime 1106 East 95th Street, Room 111 Brooklyn, NY 11236 718-566-6005
19 Rosemary Roman   557 Pennsylvania Avenue, Room 201 Brooklyn, NY 11207 718-240-2742 
20 William Chin  415 89th Street, Room 402 Brooklyn, NY 11209 718-759-3944
21 Mary Montemarano 1401 Emmons Avenue, Room 101 Brooklyn, NY 11235 718-648-0436
22 Therese Salli  5619 Flatlands Avenue, Room 119 Brooklyn, NY 11234 718-968-6116
23 Page Best-Hardy  1665 St. Marks Avenue, Room 121 Brooklyn, NY 11233 718-240-3651
24 Eleanor McNamee  98-50 50th Avenue, Room 102 Corona, NY 11368 718-592-3364 Ext. 195
25 Esther Maluto 30-48 Linden Place, Room 305 Flushing, NY 11354 718-281-7626 
26 Lori Stein Butera  61-15 Oceania Street Bayside, NY 11364 718-631-6841
27 Margaret Finnerty   82-01 Rockaway Blvd., Room 420 Ozone Park, NY 11416 718-642-5817 
28 Sonia Rueda   90-27 Sutphin Blvd, Room 242 Jamaica, NY 11435 718-557-2689
29 Rachel Robinson 222-14 Jamaica Avenue Queens Village, NY 11428 718-264-3146 
30 Bandna Sharma   28-11 Queens Plaza North, Room 521 Long Island City, NY 11101 718-391-8390
31 Marie Castelucci  715 Ocean Terrace, Building A Staten Island, NY 10301 718-420-5627
32 Alice Nieves-Garcia 797 Bushwick Avenue, Room 302 Brooklyn, NY 11221 718-574-1100 Ext. 3002
75 Raymond Velez 400 1st Avenue New York, NY 10010 212-802-1614
79 Stacey Oliger 4630 Broadway New York, NY 10033 917-521-3634

Borough Family Advocates
Working in the offices of the High School Superintendents, Borough Family Advocates support the families and communities of high schools and secondary schools in their district(s) across the boroughs. There are 6 Borough Family Advocates.

Learn more about the District Family Advocates and the Districts 75 and 79 Family Support.

Borough/Districts BFA Address  Phone Number
Brooklyn HS (Districts 13,16,17,19,23,32) Larry Davis  1396 Broadway, Room 110 Brooklyn, NY 11221 718-455-4635
Manhattan HS (Districts 2,4) Rita Knight Smith 333 7th Avenue, Room 821 New York, NY 10001 917-339-1758
Manhattan HS (Districts 1,3,5,6,7,12) Yvette Davis-Edwards 333 7th Avenue, Room 711 New York, NY 10001

212-356-3804

Queens HS (Districts 24-30) Selena South  82-01 Rockaway Boulevard, Room 420 Ozone Park, NY 11416 718-642-5733
Staten Island/Brooklyn HS (Districts 14,15,18,20,21,22,31) Kelly Doyle 715 Ocean Terrace, Room 141 Staten Island, NY 10301 718-420-5626
Bronx HS (Districts 8-11) Irving Roman   1 Fordham Plaza, Room 842A Bronx NY 10458 718-741-3159

District 75 and District 79 Family Support
There is also support for families and communities of schools in Districts 75 and 79.

§  Learn more about District 75 (see “Parent Support”).

§  Learn more about District 79.

§  Learn more about the District Family Advocates and Borough Family Advocates.