Community Engagement Specialists

School-Based Family Engagement Staff

Welcome parents and community members, and thank you for visiting the School-Based Family Engagement Staff section of our website.

Community Engagement Specialists and other school-based family engagement staff work in our schools to empower families and other community stakeholders with information and resources necessary to ensure that Newark students are college and career ready. They are responsible for the following:

  • Creating a welcoming school environment for families
  • Working with school administrators to address parent issues and concerns at the school
  • Conducting outreach to engage parents in their children’s education
  • Facilitating meetings, workshops, and discussions with parents and community partners
  • Strengthening parent involvement in the school and community

To become more involved in your child’s school or for more information, please feel free to contact the Community Engagement Specialist or other school-based family engagement staff:

SchoolCES Name PhoneE-Mail Address
Abington AvenueYesenia Gonzalez973-268-5188Y1Gonzalez@nullnps.k12.nj.us
American History High SchoolLorenzo Williams973-733-6903l8williams@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Ann Street/AnnexOlga Perez973-465-4890o1perez@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Arts High SchoolVernon Freeland973-733-8240vfreeland@nullnps.k12.nj.us
B.R.I.C.K. Avon AcademyMarcus Allen862-200-9880m4allen@nullnps.k12.nj.us
B.R.I.C.K. Peshine AcademyNitia Preston862-214-3766npreston@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Bard Early College High SchoolChesha Hodge973-733-6861chodge@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Barringer Academy of Arts & HumanitiesGabriel W. Taylor, Jr.973-268-5124g3taylor@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M.Tammy Davis973-268-5125t1davis@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Belmont RunyonSalimah Gordon973-733-6813sgordon@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Benjamin FranklinBrillith Ripoll973-268-5039bripoll@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Branch BrookAurea Rosa973-268-5220arosa@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Bruce StreetLeah McCloskey973-705-3800lmccloskey@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Camden StreetSaleemah Graham-Fleming973-733-6854s1graham@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Central High SchoolJoan Marie Foushee973-733-8379jmfoushee@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Chancellor AvenueAyana Odom973-705-3870aodom@nullnps.k12.nj.us
ClevelandSumayya Wright973-733-7094
973-733-6945
s1wright@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Dr. E. Alma FlaggMaria Carlo973-268-5219mcarlo@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Dr. William H. HortonElke Olivo973-350-5070elivo@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Eagle Academy for Young MenThomas Owens862-216-7870towens@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Early Childhood School - Central @ Samuel L. BerlinerClick here for a list of Family Advocates973-733-7257
Early Childhood School - North @ Gladys Hillman JonesClick here for a list of Family Advocates973-268-5180
Early Childhood School - South @ Chancellor AvenueClick here for a list of Family Advocates973-705-3860
Early Childhood School - West @ SpeedwayClick here for a list of Family Advocates973-351-2040
East Side High SchoolCarla Ruivo973-465-4958c1ruivo@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Elliott StreetMaria Gerena973-268-5360
Option #6
mgerena@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Fast TrackWesley Jenkins973-733-8432wjenkins@nullnps.k12.nj.us
First AvenueIsabel Figueroa973-268-5240ifigueroa@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Fourteenth AvenueSonia Echevarria973-733-7078sechevarria@nullnps.k12.nj.us
George Washington CarverDwayne Tatum973-705-3800dtatum@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Harriet TubmanRhonda Williams973-733-6934r6williams@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Hawkins StreetMarisol Ware973-522-4025m1ware@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Hawthorne AvenueVivian Ijoma-Tamin973-282-3187vijoma@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Ivy Hill Elementary SchoolPatience Phillips973-374-2333pphillips@nullnps.k12.nj.us
John F. KennedyAretta Bush973-733-7644abush@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Lafayette StreetOlga Malacre973-465-4860omalacre@nullnps.k12.nj.us
LincolnLe'Andre White973-374-2290lwhite@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Louise A. SpencerCliff Anderson973-733-6931c7anderson@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Luis Munoz Marin Middle SchoolApril Anderson-Brown973-268-5466a6brown@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Malcolm X Shabazz High SchoolObadiah Dykes973-420-0979odykes@nullnps.k12.nj.us
McKinleyLa Vonne Motley973-268-5270lmotley@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Miller StreetShonda Woods973-424-4497swoods@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Mount VernonDena Gordon973-374-2090d1gordon@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Newark Early College @ West Side CampusFatima Salaam973-733-4396fsalaam@nullnps.k12.nj.us
New Jersey Regional DayAleasea Arbubakrr973-705-3820aarbubakrr@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Newark Leadership AcademyLarry Jones973-733-6773l10jones@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Newark Vocational @ West Side CampusTroy Wilson973-733-4396t2wilson@nullnps.k12.nj.us
North 10th Street Elementary SchoolN/A973-412-1171Please contact the school administration for appropriate person.
Oliver StreetGisella Pescoran973-465-4882gpescoran@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Park ElementaryChristine Valle973-268-5988  cvalle@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Quitman Street Community SchoolStephanie Ruff973-733-6796sruff@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Rafael HernandezLuz Maldonado973-268-5806lmaldonado@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Ridge StreetYvette Colon973-268-5210ycolon@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Roberto ClementeCarmen Ruth Perez973-268-5291
973-268-5189
crperez@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Science Park High SchoolKaren Gaylord973-733-7720kgaylord@nullnps.k12.nj.us
South 17th StreetVanessa Wynn973-374-2658VWynn@nullnps.k12.nj.us
South StreetAlvaro Kerr973-522-4036akerr@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Speedway AcademiesN/A973-351-2327Please contact the school administration for appropriate person.
Sussex Avenue Renew SchoolYazmin Hernandez973-268-5200yhernandez@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Technology High SchoolNoemi Ballester973-497-5716nballester@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Thirteenth Avenue/Dr. MLK, Jr.Marion Hardy973-733-8663m2hardy@nullnps.k12.nj.us
University High SchoolFelecia Williams973-351-2010ftwilliams@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Weequahic High SchoolDeanna Morris-Davis973-705-3900dmdavis@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Wilson AvenueMargarida Dos Santos973-465-4587m1dossantos@nullnps.k12.nj.us