2016/2017 PTA Executive Board & Committee Chairs

2016/2017 PTA Executive Board Members & Committee Chairs


Tamara Reilly

Amanda Sullivan

I have been a PSMS278 parent since 2009, and I currently have two sixth graders at the school. My husband and I have lived in Inwood since 1997 and feel lucky to have landed here. I have enjoyed being part of the 278 community in various ways over the years, and am happy to step up to the plate this year. In my professional life I run an organizing business, a skill set which has come in handy both as a mom and a member of the PTA.


Co-Vice President
Juan Batista


Sandra Meadows

My family moved to Inwood in Sept 2015 from Brooklyn with one son who is in 2nd grade. I work full time at the Whitney Museum of American Art and am currently working on a masters degree in Art Education. I am looking forward to working with the parents and guardians of PSMS278 and all the PTA members to help with the activities we have planned for the year.


Danielle Strauss

My husband and I are proud parents of two PS/MS 278 students (3 rd and 6 th grades). PS/MS 278 has been very good to us. Our children have flourished, the teachers are wonderful and the community has enhanced our lives in ways I never expected. I have been an active member of the PTA since my son was in Kindergarten and this is my second stint as PTA co-Secretary. I am very excited to be a part of the PTA EB this year and am grateful for the opportunity to help support the school and the teachers. In my other life, I am the Associate Vice President for Housing at Harlem United, a non-profit, social service agency based in Harlem that serves the homeless and other low-income members of our community.


Marcy Pritchard


Translating Secretary
Adriana Cerrato

Hola! I’m a Proud Mami of two amazing girls, one 1st grader and one 5th grader. My husband and I moved to Inwood 12 years ago; we love this community. I enjoy being part of the PS/MS 278 Family and being involved with the school activities and PTA events. Our school always put emphasis on making all the parents feel welcome, and now I have the opportunity to help some parents be part of the PTA conversation. Happy to do it!


501(c)(3) Committee Co-Chair
Karen Jolicoeur

I am the parent of both a sixth grader and a third grader at 278. We have lived in Inwood for 17 years and have loved being actively involved in the community here.  With a hybrid background as a classical musician and in business, I now am now a nonprofit administrator specializing in fundraising for the arts, arts education and youth development.  I am delighted to put this experience to work on behalf of the school.  It’s a privilege to be collaborating with this fine group of people, and we are thrilled to be a part of the PS/MS 278 family!