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Gingerbread house decorating party & contest!

Gingerbread house decorating party & contest!

Please join the SLA Home and School Association for a virtual fundraising event on Sunday, December 6th at 5 PM. We are hosting a gingerbread house decorating party and contest! Decorate your gingerbread house in the comfort of your own home using Zoom. Participants...

Show Your School Pride

Show Your School Pride

We just launched a miniature version of our school store ONLINE. Show your SLA pride by purchasing tees, sweatshirts, car magnets and our ever-popular SLA rainbow gear! Place your order through GIVE BUTTER. This is a safe and convenient way to make purchases. Thanks...

Cooking Class Just Announced

Cooking Class Just Announced

Just added to the SLA HSA Presents Education Series: A COOKING CLASS! Are you looking for new dishes to add to your holiday menu or just looking for new desserts? If so, please join the SLA HSA virtual cooking class on Zoom, Saturday, October 24th from 6-7PM. We will...


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