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Welcome to the United Parent-Teacher Council

The United Parent-Teacher Council ("UPTC") offers parents in the Great Neck Public School District an opportunity to work with teachers and school administrators on issues affecting the education and welfare of our students.

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About the UPTC

Great Neck's United Parent-Teacher Council (“UPTC”) serves as a coordinating body for all of the PTAs and PTOs in order to identify common interests and achieve shared goals.

Founded in 1943, the UPTC was established by a group of Great Neck parents who believed that regular meetings of PTA representatives and the District Superintendent could benefit the education of children in the community. 

For nearly 80 years, the UPTC has served as a clearinghouse for important and useful educational ideas, as well as a coordinating body for parent action, and as a stimulus to local PTA/PTO and general community activities in the interests of better education across the Great Neck peninsula.

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If you would like to join a UPTC Committee, or learn more, please reach out to us today.

Select UPTC Committees


Computer Technology



Safety & Transportation

Shared Decision Making


Total Community Involvement

UPTC Leadership: Executive Board Members

Have a question for one our parent-leader volunteers? Please email them below.

Michael Glickman


Andrew Laufer


Linda Galsim

Executive Vice President

Kevin Sun

Executive Vice President

Pargol Khadavi

Vice President

Alvina Lo

Vice President

Bettina Segal

Vice President

Jennifer Khoda

Vice President, Communications

Kim Schader

Vice President, Communications

Julie Lam-Leong

Vice President, Presidents Council

Marisa Brandeis Kermanian

Vice President, Presidents Council

Larissa Pschenica


Matthew Jagoda


Kristin Klein

Teacher Representative

October 10, 2023 - 
Responding to the Emergency in Israel

Dear Great Neck families,

On behalf of the UPTC and the PTAs/PTOs of Great Neck, we mourn alongside our friends and neighbors as we stand in solidarity with the people of Israel.

The devastation of the attack on Israel is incomprehensible. At this time, we call upon the Great Neck community to aid those most in need. The organizations listed below are some of the trusted agencies and nonprofits providing direct relief to those most affected. 

FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES is supporting tens of thousands of soldiers and reservists serving on the front lines.

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ISRAAID is providing emergency medical care, post-trauma mental health support, relief items, water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions.

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MAGEN DAVID ADOM is Israel's medical emergency, disaster, ambulance, and blood service (similar to the American Red Cross).

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UNITED HAZTALAH is the emergency EMT service in Israel, which has launched an emergency campaign for equipment and supplies.

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We hope you will consider supporting this community-wide effort; and we thank you for your generosity, compassion, and support.

Great Neck PTA's & PTO's

Throughout the years, Great Neck parent-teacher organizations have exerted significant leadership in efforts to promote the general welfare of children in their own schools and throughout the school District by combining their efforts and working with the United Parent-Teacher Council.

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Special Education (SEPTA)

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