Asia J. Norton was born and raised in the Southward of Newark, NJ. She attended public and private schools in and around the city. After graduating from Simmons College in Boston, MA with a B.A. in Africana Studies and a Minor in Philosophy, she returned to Newark to serve Newark’s students by following in her mother and grandmother’s footsteps and became an educator in Newark.
Ms. Norton has been teaching in Newark for six years. While servicing Newark’s students and families for six years, she attended Columbia University in New York, NY with a M.A. in Sociology and Education with a concentration in Education Policy. Ms. Norton was a 2017 Fellow for New Leaders Council NJ and is a founding Regional Strategist Team member for Leadership for Educational Equity NJ. She is involved in educational advocacy and participates in various community outreach services.
Ms. Norton continues to live in Newark’s South Ward where she is raising her son.