George_Tillman300px.jpgI am a parent with 11 children in NPS, from pre-k4 through 9 grade. I served as a commissioner on City of Newark Affirmative Action Review Board from 2008 - 2015. I am a Newark resident and local business owner of Construction Compliance LLC. As a parent I’ve endured 4 superintendents and 5 school closing that have psychologically and emotionally have impacted my children. As an advocate for social justice, I see a very desperate need for Parents and Children representation on SAB


Based on your qualifications and experience, what makes you a suitable candidate to serve on the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board?

The strongest qualification is that I’m a very concerned and engaged parent.

What are your reasons for running?

I’m running because I no longer entrust the future of my children education with people who interest seem to be other than my children future.

Are you running with an organizational slate? If so, please provide information about your platform.


What are your priorities for the district in the coming year?

Parents and Children Rights.

What attributes and qualifications do you consider essential for effective school board members?

Parent - a vested interest in the overall success of the NPS system; Resident of Newark; High School Diploma/BA/Masters/PHD; Understanding Government and Policy Making; Commitment to our children and community