We are here to support the mission of the New World School of the Arts.

The New World School of the Arts was established by the Florida legislature as a center of excellence for the performing and visual arts. The school offers a program of academic and artistic studies in the strands of dance, music, theatre and visual arts to talented high school and college students. The high school is administered as a Miami-Dade County Public School magnet school. NWSA PTSA is the Parent-Teacher-Student Association of the New World School of the Arts.

The NWSA PTSA is a 501(c)(3) approved non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Board Membership 2014-2015:

Executive committee:

  • Lisa Lauck, President
  • Karen Deleon, First VP
  • Second VP
  • Tara Turner, Third VP
  • Carmen Larios, Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Kerri Medina, Communications
  • Leda Barham, Membership Chair
  • Debora Terranova, Special Projects Chair

ESSAC Membership 2014-2015:

  • Charles Viscito, Kerri Medina
  • ALTERNATES: Lisa Lauck

Documents:

  • Bylaws updated March 7, 2012.
    Prior version, accepted by membership May 11, 2011 ;
  • Policies and Procedures accepted by board Feb 22, 2012 (updated)
    including Conflict of Interest Policy and The Nomination and Election Process

Booster Clubs:

Booster clubs directly support the activities of a strand. As these organizations are not related to the NWSA PTSA, please contact the booster club directly for more information:

  • Visual Arts Booster Club. Please contact Lydia Respeto at lrespeto@gmail.com.
  • Backstage Booster Association (Theater). Please contact Karen DeLeon at nwsabackstagebooster@gmail.com.
  • Downtown Choir Parents Association. Please contact Stacey Wadle at swadle@hotmail.com.
  • Instrumental Music Division Booster Club. Please contact: info@imdbc.org or visit www.imdbc.org>

For information about starting a Booster, see the Booster Guidelines, as well as the discussion of Booster clubs at the August 31, 2010 PTSA Meeting.

Newsletters:

Newsletter production has been suspended since 2010.

Prior Boards

Board Membership 2013-2014:

  • Lisa Lauck, President
  • Karen Deleon, First VP
  • Victoria Galan, Second VP
  • Tara Turner, Third VP
  • Carmen Larios, Treasurer
  • Burt Rosenberg, Secretary
  • Mark Herman, Communications
  • Leda Barham, Membership Chair
  • Yolanda Clark-Jackson, Love of the Arts Chair
  • Evonne Alverez, Principal of NWSA (ex officio)

ESSAC Membership 2013-2014:

  • Charles Viscito, Monique Rosenberg, Mark Herman
  • ALTERNATES: Victoria Galan, Burt Rosenberg

Board Membership 2012-2013:

  • Ana Cruz-Taura, President
  • Victoria Galan, First VP
  • Karen Deleon, Second VP
  • Jose Raul Mena, Third VP
  • Angela Collins, Treasurer
  • Burt Rosenberg, Secretary/Parliamentarian
  • Lisa Lauck, Communications Secretary
  • Evonne Alverez, Principal of NWSA (ex officio)

Board Membership 2011-2012:

  • Victoria Galan, co-President
  • Ana Cruz-Taura, co-President
  • Jose Raul Mena, Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Martha Miranda, Vice President of the Arts
  • Angela Collins, Treasurer
  • Burt Rosenberg, Recording Secretary, Parliamentarian
  • Lisa Lauck, Communications Secretary
  • Lisa Noffo, Principal of NWSA (ex officio)

Board Membership 2010-2011:

  • Ana Cruz-Taura, President
  • Betty Rackear, First Vice President
  • Yasmin Gomez, Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Martha Miranda, Vice President of the Arts
  • Tanya Davis, Treasurer
  • Nicolette Hardy, Recording Secretary, Parliamentarian
  • Renee Yousefi, Communications Secretary
  • Helene Layne, Newsletter Editor
  • Burt Rosenberg, Webmaster, burt@nwsa-ptsa.org
  • Lisa Noffo, Principal of NWSA (ex officio)

Board Membership 2009-2010

  • Mayra Diaz, President
  • Ana Cruz-Taura, First Vice President
  • Martha Miranda, Vice President of Arts
  • Betty Rackear,Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Tanya Davis, Treasurer
  • Helene Layne, Recording Secretary, Newsletter
  • Renee Yousefi, Communication Secretary
  • Brenda Nullman, Membership
  • Tania Quintana, Membership
  • Frederic E. Conde, Principal of NWSA (ex officio)
  • Rochelle Berman, Historian, Co-Chair Fundraising
  • Ellen Bonet
  • Natalie Davis, Co-Chair Dance, Co-Chair Advocacy
  • Caridad Gonzalez, Hospitality, Co-Chair Musical Theatre
  • Rosaly Guimaraes, Chair Musical Theatre
  • Mary Harris, Co-Chair Dance
  • Madelin Marchant, Co-Chair Musical Theatre
  • Carla Neufeld, Co-Chair Fundraising
  • Linda Rosenberg, Co-Chair Theater, Co-Chair Advocacy