About Us

The Brooklyn School of Inquiry PTO is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Every BSI parent and teacher is automatically a member of the PTO. Our main goal is to advocate for the educational, emotional, and social needs of our children as we support the vision of our school leadership. Our mandate celebrates inclusion, openness, collaboration, and frequent forums for discussion. We hold many social events and fundraisers throughout the year. All of our activities are run by parent volunteers like you!

Read the BSI PTO By-Laws here.

Officers of the PTO Executive Board for 2017-2018 are:

  • Co-Presidents: Claire Lin & Carlie Steen
  • Recording Secretary: Willow Lawson
  • Treasurer: Mikael Sheikh
  • Assistant Treasurers: Daniel Rakitin & Yulianna Shamayev
  • Parliamentarian: Simon Kahn
  • Co-VPs of Fundraising: Mai Hoang DeVore & Matt Kovaleski

Elections for the Executive Board are held every spring. Elections for open positions are held in the fall. Open positions for the 2017-2018 year are Executive Vice President, Co-VPs of Communication, and Co-VPs of Parent Involvement.


The Brooklyn School of Inquiry (PS/IS 686) is a citywide gifted and talented school located at 50 Avenue P in Brooklyn. For more information about the school, please visit the school website.