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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...

Coming this January: A Virtual Cocktail Class with the Kelmans!

Coming this January: A Virtual Cocktail Class with the Kelmans!

Pandemic times call for strong cocktails! Learn how to make a classic cocktail to perfection, as if it were served to you at a fancy bar and cost $15 (possibly the price of your whole bottle). Iva and Lane Kelman will provide the instructions for a Dirty Martini and...


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 Parks
Second Vice President: Karima Roepel
First Treasurer: Jeff Newburger
Second Treasurer: Valerie Riis 
Recording Secretaries: Mary Ann Duffy & Gerlinde Harb
Corresponding Secretary: Elisa Eres


Ayesha Knight
Emily Silverman
Courtney Chobert

Parent Representatives

Senior Parent: Ann Pomerantz
Junior Parent: Sarah Caswell
Sophomore Parent: Sunanda Ghosh
Freshman Parent: Iwan Barankay


Principal: Chris Lehmann
Faculty Representative: Zoe Siswick
Alumni Parent: Kathryn Snyder


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