Fall 2019 Elections

The candidates for Stuyvesant High School Parents’ Association (PA) Fall 2019 Election are as follows:


Senior Member-at-Large

0 No Nominations Received

Junior Member-at-Large

1     Rhanda Moussa
2     Hendry Widjojo
3     Donghui Zhang

Sophomore Members-at-Large

4     Angela Chen
5     Bashu Dev Phulara
6     Dilafruz Ochilova
7     Rima Roy
8     Catherine Stansberry
9     Hendry Widjojo
10     Jun Yin

Freshman Members-at-Large

11     Patty Carey-Perazzo
12     Oksana Cherniavsky
13     Monika Kozak
14     Jung Ung Moon
15     Maria O’Donnell
16     David Rem
17     Kamini Shah
18     Guangping Shi
19     Amy Soler
20     June Xu
21     Hendry Widjojo
22     Miaona Zheng

SLT Delegates

Senior SLT Alternate Runoff

23     Shivender Sofat
24     Catherine Stansberry

SLT Sophomore Alternate Runoff

25     Anu Agrawal
26     Denise Bigo-Early
27     Robert Buff
28     Hendry Widjojo

SLT Freshman Delegate

29     Oksana Cherniavsky
30     Carol Kim
31     David Knight
32     Daniel Medina
33     Jung Ung Moon
34     Patricia Saydah
35     Kamini Shah
36     Amy Soler
37     Sandra Song
38     Guangping Shi
39     Hendry Widjojo
40     Miaona Zheng

The following notice was distributed by email on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Notification of an extension of the Nominating Period:

  • Because of the very short period of time between the opening of school and the scheduled election, the co-Presidents of the Executive Board have, pursuant to the provisions of the PA Bylaws (Section IV.10.2),  agreed to extend the nominating period until 11:59PM (New York time) on Friday, September 13,, 2019.   Nominations may be submitted until that time by email to: nominations@stuy-pa.org, consistent with the instructions (below) in the original Notice of Election.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept nominations during the extension period other than by email.

Clarification regarding the Runoffs for SLT Alternates:

  • The SLT Senior Alternate Runoff Election will automatically be between Shivender Sofat and Catherine Stansberry, who were tied for this position at the Spring Election, unless either one of these candidates provide notification of their intention to withdraw their names from consideration by 11:59PM (New York time) on Friday, September 13th at nominations@stuy-pa.org.  This Runoff is not open for further nominations, since there are already two candidates from the Spring election.
  • The Runoff for Sophomore Alternate is open for nominations, as there were no candidates in this position in the Spring.  Nominations may be submitted to nominations@stuy-pa.org until 11:59PM on Friday, September 13th.


Expansion of the team running the Fall 2019 Election

  • The following have generously agreed to be part of the team running the election (please forgive the omission of anyone else who volunteered):
    • Susan Fennessey and Alex Shafran (PA co-Presidents, ex officio)
    • Michael Green
    • Lin Huang
    • John Lo
    • Margot Weiss
    • Mandy Wong
    • [John Keller is an ex officio member of the group as Second Vice President of the PA.]
  • In addition, we welcome and encourage the participation of any Stuyvesant parents/guardians in attendance on Tuesday (who are not candidates for office at that time), in assisting with the counting of the votes.

Election Procedures

  • All Stuyvesant Parents and Guardians are eligible to vote.  Dina Ingram will supervise the identification and check-in of attendees in the Lobby before the election.  There is no proxy voting permitted, so you must attend in order to vote.
  • Once the list of candidates is finalized, each candidate will be assigned a “Candidate Number” on Monday, September 16th.  The number will be sent to you via email on that day.
  • Nominees may prepare, for paper distribution, a one-page (both sides of the page are appropriate) statement related to their candidacy.  Candidates often use the second side of their one-page statement for a translation of their statement into a language other than English that is commonly spoken by members of our school community.  Your statement must include your candidate number.  In order to assure a level playing field, the statement may not be distributed electronically via any site associated with Stuyvesant, but should be available in paper form on election night.  Candidates typically prepare ~125 copies of their statement. Tables will be available in the lobby at 6:30 for distribution of the statements.
  • Candidates will be given the opportunity to make a brief oral statement to the attendees in the auditorium before the election.  This statement is typically limited to one minute in the interests of conducting a timely vote. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may designate another parent or guardian to make this statement on your behalf.  However, it must comply with the time limit established.

[The following is the text of the complete, original election notice that was made available in August.]

Notice of Fall 2019 Elections

Stuyvesant High School Parents’ Association
Parents’ Association Executive Board & School Leadership Team Delegates

Elections to be held:

  • Date: September 17, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Place: Stuyvesant High School, Auditorium, 345 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10282

Positions to be filled:

Stuyvesant High School Parents’ Association (PA) Officers:

  • Senior Member-at-Large – 1
  • Junior Member-at-Large – 1
  • Sophomore Members-at-Large – 3
  • Freshman Members-at-Large – 5

School Leadership Team (SLT) Delegates:

    • SLT Freshman Delegate – 1 + Alternate
    • SLT Senior Alternate – 1 (runoff election – this was a tied election in May, 2019)
    • SLT Sophomore Alternate – 1 (runoff election – no candidate stood in May, 2019)


  • There will be one (1) Alternate SLT Delegate for each class selected as follows:


  • The candidate for each class delegate with the highest number of votes other than the winning candidate(s) (i.e. the runner-up) will serve as the SLT Alternate Delegate for that class

The only qualification for all offices is that the candidate be a parent/guardian of a child currently in the school.

Download the Nomination Form here (PDF file) here

To nominate yourself or someone else as a candidate on the September 17, 2019 election ballot, please complete and submit the nomination form or the equivalent information as follows:

    • By email to: nominations@stuy-pa.org
    • By mail or hand delivery to the PA office:
    • Stuyvesant High School Parents’ Association, Room 271, 345 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10282


  • Nominations for the positions will remain open until 11:59 pm on September 10, 2019.  [Note: email nominations will now be accepted until 11:59PM on September 13, 2019.  We will not be able to accept hand-delivered nominations during the extended period.]


  • All nominations received will be acknowledged by email. If you do not receive an email acknowledging the PA’s receipt of your nomination within three days of its submission, please email nominations@stuy-pa.org and advise that you did not receive such confirmation.

Term of Office:

  • The term for each of these positions is one academic year, July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

This notice will be distributed to parents by email.

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