Administration

Samuel Garrison

Mr. Samuel Garrison

Principal

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours." -Henry David Thoreau

Education Background:
Undergraduate studies Rutgers University
Master of Arts in Education Administration from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City

Work History:
10 years with NPS- teacher, department chair and Summer School Principal

Recognitions:
Coordinator and Chairperson for Collaborative Assessment and Planning for Achievement review, Middle States and the School Leadership Council

Thomasina McAfee

Vice Principal

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King,  Jr.

Education Background:
Undergraduate Studies, Rutgers University
Master of Arts in Education Administration from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City

Work History:
Over 15 years of experience with NPS in a variety of capacities: Teacher, Math Tutor, Math Coach, Academic Interventionist, and Teacher Coach

Recognitions:
Master Teacher Award
Teacher of the Year Award

Teora Brooks-Summers

Vice Principal

Education:
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Seton Hall University
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Kean University

Work History:
Educator in Newark since September 2000
Worked as a teacher, Literacy Coach, and teacher mentor