The Newark Public Schools Advisory Board election on Tuesday, April 16th will decide three open seats on the nine-member Board of Education.
Get to know the candidates hoping to serve our schools and our community.
In the interest of respecting the thoughts and language of each candidate, bios have only been edited for length.
Candidates were also asked the following three questions in a live interview, which were captured on video on their individual pages.
See what they had to say.
Q1: Families and community members have asked for authentic participation in the decision-making process in their local schools. How will you use your position on the school board, if elected, to prioritize and support a systemic approach to ensure the district address this request?
Q2: Safe and Supportive Learning Environments have been shown to result in improved learning outcomes for children. How will you guide the district in providing school leaders with the capacity to articulate and implement a whole-school tiered-approach to meet the social-emotional needs of children, faculty, and staff?
Q3: The Superintendent has spoken about the school district’s responsibility to ALL children and young people ages zero to eighteen in Newark. If you agree with the comment, how will you work with your colleagues on the Board, if elected, to make it a reality? If not, what is your stance regarding the Board's responsibility and why?