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“The Price You Pay for College” with author Ron Lieber

“The Price You Pay for College” with author Ron Lieber

Paying for college can be daunting. Rising tuition costs and expenses such as food, housing, and books cause concern and leave many parents questioning whether and how they can afford college. But some parents are making it work by finding ways to lower costs. This...

Valentine’s Day Yoga Class For All Ages

Valentine’s Day Yoga Class For All Ages

Join SLA parent and Yoga teacher, Jeff Newburger, for a Valentines Day Yoga Class on Sunday, February 14 from 10:30–11:45 AM.  Please bring your partner, child, sibling or anyone else in your Covid Pod. We'll share opportunities to connect, bond and deepen your...

Virtual Valentine’s Flower Arrangements and Sip on Zoom

Virtual Valentine’s Flower Arrangements and Sip on Zoom

Valentine’s Day is coming and it’s time to think about what to do for that special person in your life or simply learn the art of flower arranging. On Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 PM, join floral designer and SLA parent, Iva Kelman, for a lesson on how to make a...


The Science Leadership Academy Home and School Association is a 501(c)(3) entity committed to promoting cooperation and communication between home and school.
  • We develop community awareness around the needs of our school located at 1482 Green Street in Philadelphia.
  • We create an environment in which student and teacher needs can be supported by the community at large.
  • We ensure accountability of school and district personnel on behalf of our students.
  • We advocate for accountability and equitable educational opportunities for all children in the School District of Philadelphia.

HSA General Meetings

Our General Meetings are open to all members of the Association (faculty, staff and parents/guardians of SLA). Meetings occur once a month during the entire school year beginning in September. The general business of the Association is conducted at these meetings and include reports from officers, committee chairs and the principal as well as updates on the health and welfare of the school.

Board Members 2020-’21


President: Stephanie Reid
First Vice President: Rasheedah Morris
Second Vice President: Michelle Weld
First Treasurer: Jeff Newburger
Second Treasurer:Paulette Greenwell
Recording Secretaries: Mary Ann Duffy & Gerlinde Harb
Corresponding Secretary: Elisa Eres


Dianne LaMastra
Anna Forrester
Emily Silverman

Parent Representatives

Senior Parent: Kathryn Snyder
Junior Parent: Courtney Chobert
Sophomore Parent: Sarah Caswell
Freshman Parent: Valerie Riis


Principal: Chris Lehmann
Faculty Representative: Zoe Siswick
Alumni Parent: Elizabeth LaBan, Jane Cruice and Candi Crispin


SLA HSA is always looking for help and support from parents and guardians. Find out how you can be an active part of this vital community. Thanks in advance.

Science Leadership Academy, Center City
1482 Green Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 400-7830