My name is Sabrina Owens. I’m the President of Bard High School Early College (“BHSEC”) PTSA. I’m a grandparent of a student enrolled at BHSEC who resides in the Great City of Newark. My family has been living in Newark for 100+ years. I was born in the mid nineteenth fifties. We all attended school in Newark. I have seen Newark in its glory and in its changes, because of this and our history, I have a personal love for the families and the city. I want to be a part of helping our youth achieve a better education, economics, and social development within Newark.

My name is Ruby Trawick. I’m the Vice-President of Bard High School Early College (“BHSEC”) PTSA. I’m a parent of a senior currently in Bard. I was born and raised in Newark. I ran for Vice-President position because I feel that with parents and schools partnerships Newark children will flourish. Newark has so many hidden treasures, programs, that will give Newark families better opportunities in the future. The programs my mother took advantage of allowed me to be the person I am today. I am committed to show my appreciation by advocating for the families of Newark. I would like to bring to the PTSA my previous experience being involved Quitman St. PTA board as secretary, as well as many years of customer relations. I believe you never too old to learn anything and education is the key to opening doors.

My name is Latasha George. I’m the Treasurer of Bard High School Early College(“BHSEC”) PTSA. I am the parent of a freshman and we reside in Newark, NJ. I ran for Treasurer of BHSEC PTSA because I believe that parent involvement is the key to the success of our children. I want to be a part of an organization that helps make positive changes within the BHSEC community by fostering academic and social development as well as the parent-child connection. Something unique I would like to bring to the PTSA is my previous experience as Treasurer of a dance company in Brooklyn as well as many years of working with children both in and out of an academic setting.

My name is Nicole Rodriguez. I’m the Secretary of Bard High School Early College (“BHSEC”) PTSA. I am proud Newark resident and parent. I ran for secretary of BHSEC PTSA to assist and be a voice of our parents and students. Having the opportunity to make a difference in our school and community. I am an animal lover as well. On my spare time me and my daughter volunteer at animal sanctuary.