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PTA Executive Board

PTA Executive Board 2023-2024 School Year
The PTA of PS 133K is led by the executive board which is made up of various officers. Elections are held in June of each year and officer positions run from July 1 to June 30. All parent members of the PTA are invited to run for any board position. For a full description of officer duties, check out our bylaws. 
PTA President - Joel Tse
Joel Tse
I am father to Sonia, a kindergartener, and two-year-old Sadie, and husband to Amanda Hughes. I have fairly deep experience fundraising, event planning, organizing logistics, and leading teams, but will mostly be drawing from my time as president of the 5th grade origami club where I prioritized engagement, inclusivity, creativity, and fun. 
I'm a first generation American whose parents met in English class. My mother is from Guatemala and my father is from Hong Kong. Hablo un poco Español, pero no practico bastante. I only know enough Cantonese to order dim sum and tell you that it’s delicious. 
Brooklynite of 19 adult years, product of public school, teacher/coach at heart, you now have a spreadsheet nerd and occasional dad-joke teller at your service. In my role, I will ensure the PTA continues to run, but am looking forward to focusing on getting you involved. The more hands we have, the bigger our impact can be. The more voices we have, the more representative we can be. Whether you can contribute a few hours or a ton of hours, I hope you will join the effort!
Treasurer - Anna Amadei
Anna AmadeiAnna Amadei is mom to fifth grader Violeta and third grader Elian both in SDLP. She is  PS133 former PTA President. A Performing Arts agent and producer as a profession, Anna has experience in the non profit field, grant writing, producing events and fundraising. She is returning to the PTA board as Treasurer as she is also a bookkeeper and an administrator.
Anna is originally from Italy and moved to NYC in 2007.  Aside from her native language (Italian) she is fully fluent in Spanish and English. 
Assistant Treasurer - Monica Lorza
Monica LorzaI am Monica Lorza, mom to a first grader in the Spanish dual language program. I have lived in New York City for about 20 years, and specifically in Brooklyn for about 8 years. I was born and raised in Colombia.
Last year, I was a parent coordinator for my daughter’s class and enjoyed it. I got to meet the parents and talk to them regularly. I served as a liaison to the teacher and was a translator among the parents.
I love to participate in the teacher’s appreciation week, and I look forward to being part of that celebration.
For this year I decided to join the PTA and help in any way possible. Upon the opportunity to run for the Assistant treasurer I was up to the challenge. I am happy to join the PTA and meet new parents and work to build our community at PS 133.
I am an architect as a profession and work designing and building public schools.
Recording Secretary - Michael Benn
Michael BennMichael Benn is returning for a second year as PTA Recording Secretary. His two daughters are Third Graders in the Spanish dual language program.
Secretary of Communications - Taylor Mali
Taylor MaliTAYLOR MALI is a poet, teacher, inventor, and 13th-generation resident of New York City. 


Vice President of Community Involvement - Yoko Lytle
Yoko Lytle
Hello my name is Yoko Lytle and I am the parent to 3 kids, one who just graduated from PS133 and one in the 4th grade DLP french program. I have been a member of this school for 6 years and hope to continue to serve in any way I can to promote engagement and joy in our community whilst also ensuring that events are inclusive for all families at the school. I have served as a class parent for 4 years and a 2-year term as an SLT member. I have also volunteered in many other roles like chair of the Learning Diversity committee, School supplies chair and I also provide tours of the school for prospective parents.
I believe that showing our kids that school is not just a place where we show up for education but a center for engagement, connection, learning and fun for all members of our community: Students, parents, extended family, childcare providers, teachers and school administration.
In my professional life I am a Video Producer in advertising and lead teams in project-based workflows. And in my second profession I am a Doula, educator and reproductive rights advocate where I have learnt my most important lessons in how families can become communities. 
Co-Vice Presidents of Development
Eddie Hahn
Eddie HahnEddie and his family have been members of the PS133 community for the past four years. This Fall his son, Cruz, will be in GenEd 4th grade and his daughter, Vega, in DLP-Spanish 3rd grade. Eddie has been actively involved in the classroom as a Field Trip Volunteer, First Friday Lead, and Kindergarten Class Parent, where one of many highlights was designing the Kindergarten yearbook for both his kid’s classes. His wife, Veronica, is in her 2nd year of serving on the SLT at PS 133. He currently coaches both his kids at Brooklyn Lacrosse Club and is actively recruiting for boys and girls teams.
Tyeesha McDonald
Tyeesha McDonaldHello P.S. 133 Families!

My name is Tyeesha McDonald, and I am the mother of 10-year-old twin boys, Cameron & Corey, who as of September will be 5th graders. My family and I have been a part of P.S. 133 family since the boys were in kindergarten. I am happy to be a part of the VP Development team for the second time. As Co-VP of Development, I am excited to work with the PTA Board, to provide support through fundraising and assisting in event planning. 

I have worked for the City of New York Dept. of Social Services since November 2003. I currently am an Administrative Assistant with the Office of Child Support Services. During my 20 years of service, I’ve been a part of some great events with the following committees: Annual Employee Recognition Committee, Bring Your Child to Work Day, Annual Christmas Toy Drive, and more.
I’m excited for this school year and look forward to working together with you and your families.
Amanda Hughes
Amanda HughesAmanda Hughes is a parent of a Kindergartener, a 2 year old, and wife to the new PTA President Joel Tse. She has been helping out on some development projects this past year, including the auction party last May. She works as a video editor, and enjoys storytelling. She's looking forward to working with the development team this year, and also finding the hidden talents of the parents in our school.