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School Leadership

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Executive Director
Vanessa Jones
Twenty-five years of increasing responsibilities and accomplishments as a K-8 administrator, headteacher, team leader, elementary school teacher, and Montessori pre-K-1st grade teacher.  Recognized for expertise in Positive Discipline, empowering students in solution-focused restorative discipline, and implementation of effective teaching pedagogy.
  • Problem solver dedicated to student achievement and progressive teaching pedagogy, including students as participants in their education, dual language, active inquiry, problem-solving, and critical reflection.
  • Devoted to fostering a positive school culture and open communication with the school membership.
  • Committed to using educational experience and leadership skills to attain a shared vision of school stakeholders.
Education Director
Hector Alvarez
  • 16-Year New Jersey Public School Educator, Grades Pre K - 8
  • 2015-2016 New Jersey Governor’s Educator of the Year Recipient for Roosevelt Elementary School
  • M. Ed Educational Leadership, 2015
  • M. Ed of Arts in instructional and Curriculum, 2013
  • B.S of Arts in Early Childhood and Bilingual Bicultural Education, 2010
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Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Rosalind Friday
  • 20-Year New Jersey Public School Educator, Grades 3-7
  • 2018-2019 New Jersey Governor’s Educator of the Year Recipient for Patton J. Hill Elementary
  • M. Ed Educational Leadership, 2013
  • National Writing Project Consultant, 2005
  • M. Ed Curriculum and Technology, 2004
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education and English, 2001