Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

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There is now an opportunity for parents to participate in a new and specially created Parent Advisory Board at the Gold Coast Arts Center.
This group will give parents a chance to directly communicate with and influence teachers and administration, as well as help to influence scheduling, programming and policies. Please join and be a part of continuing to make the Arts Center even more responsive and dynamic.  Give us your valuable feedback; help spread the word among your friends; and help us create events that will raise funds to support new classes and programs for our students.

Support the Gold Coast Arts Center & Be a part of our Gold Coast family!

For more information and to get involved, please call 516-829-2570 or email

About Michele Heiman, Chair of the Parent Advisory Board

Michele Heiman has been a resident of Great Neck for 40 years, the place where she has raised her family. Her daughters, and now her granddaughter, have all benefited from the offerings of the Gold Coast Arts Center. In her professional career, Michele was a teacher for 38 years.  Her experience in education is vast. She has taught in a school with no walls; a specialized school for students with special needs; and, for the last 20 years of her career, she was a reading teacher and first grade teacher at the Lakeville School in Great Neck. Michele was involved with the Arts Center from its inception.  She is a founding member and has served as the recording secretary of the Gold Coast Arts Center’s Board of Directors since the very beginning. In addition, she has also been involved in a variety of hands-on volunteer work in other organizations.

Now, as she assumes the position of Chair of the Parent Advisory Board for the Gold Coast Arts Center School, Michele looks forward to working together with the parents in order to build an even stronger program to best meet the desires and aspirations of the students who attend its programs.