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2014 Slate of Nominees—Susan Lipman

Lipman PicSusan Lipman

NLDC Nominee for Board of Directors, Member Representative

West Islip, N.Y.





Personal and Professional Info

  • St. John's University BS, 1977
  • Adelphi University MA, 1983
  • Parochial school teacher, 1977-83
  • Husband: Jay Lipman (Financial Advisor-married since 1977); Children: Timothy (1981) and Sarah (1984); Grandchild: Matthew (2013)

PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • National PTA Board of Directors, 2012-Present
  • National PTA Finance Committee member, 2013-Present

Previous service includes:

  • President, New York State PTA, 2008-2010
  • National PTA Bylaws and Policy Committee member, 2011-2013
  • Vice President, State Presidents' Club, 2011-2013
  • Chair of New York State PTA Strategic Planning Committee, 2010-2013
  • Empire State PTSA President, 2010-2012
  • New York State PTA: Vice President, 2005-2008; Membership, 2003-2006; Education, 2002-2003
  • Suffolk Region PTA: District Director, 1999-2002; Associate and Assistant Director
  • West Islip PTA: Council President, Vice President, Treasurer, Local Unit President, chaired committees

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Board trustee, Eastern Suffolk BOCES (Board of Coopoerative Educational Services)
  • President, R.E.F.I.T. (Reform Educational Financing Inequities Today)
  • Celebration of Teaching and Learning Advisor Board representing New York State PTA
  • Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association Executive Committee member, 2012-Present and 2002-2006; Board-In-Service Committee Chair (two years) and liaison to Suffolk Region PTA

Previous service includes:

  • West Islip Board of Education: Trustee, 1994-2006; Board President and Vice President
  • Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church: Religious Education teacher
  • Children's Commission member representing West Islip community
  • BSA: Troop 95 Treasurer, Committee member, Committee Chair, Merit Badge Counselor

Honors and Awards

  • St. John's University School of Education Leaders in Education Award
  • West Islip PAWS Foundation−Outstanding Community Service Award
  • New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Friend of Education Award
  • National PTA Life Achievement Award
  • New York State PTA Jane Skrzypek Award; Distinguished Service and Honorary Life Awards; Advocate in Action 2008/ACT Award (advocacy)
  • SCOPE School Board Award of Excellence