Dear Friends,

I am extremely pleased to announce that the Newark Trust for Education has selected Ronald Chaluisán as our organization’s new Executive Director. Ronald is uniquely qualified for his new role leading the Trust, bringing with him a life-long commitment to public education and to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to learn.  

Ronald has twenty years of executive management experience in educational nonprofit organizations and schools. He was the founder and principal of the highly regarded NYC Museum School and most recently he served as Vice President at New Visions for Public schools, a nonprofit supporting high quality education for a network of seventy district schools and seven charter high schools throughout New York City.

Mr. Chaluisán is also a veteran teacher, having spent nine years working in the classroom earlier in his career. He was a district public school teacher in Los Angeles and New York City, holding positions that included Middle School English teacher, Middle School Spanish teacher, High School math teacher and High School English teacher.

Throughout his career, Mr. Chaluisán has proven himself an innovative, community-minded educator, willing to push boundaries that have defined the school experience in order to better meet the needs of the students. I feel confident that his leadership will allow the Trust to continue to bring multiple stakeholders together, share information and problem solve. His considerable expertise will help us build bridges, strengthen partnerships and deepen our collective understanding on how to better utilize the many strengths of our community to improve education outcomes for children.

Mr. Chaluisán replaces Richmond Rabinowitz, who has served as Interim Executive Director since the departure in 2015 of the Trust’s founding director, Ross Danis.

I hope you will join me in welcoming Ronald into the Newark community as we continue our joint efforts to ensure a quality public education for all of our children.



Shané Harris 
Board Chair
Newark Trust for Education