Parent Engagement

Welcome parents and community members and thank you for visiting the Parental Involvement section of our website. We hope the information provided will be helpful for you to support your child's education.

We look forward to strengthening the partnerships between the school district, parents, and the entire Newark community.

Parent Engagement

Contact Info
Janet D. Chavis
Executive Director


Office Location
765 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-733-8481
Fax: 862-255-4308

Name Title Phone Email
Mariah Alston Program Specialist 973-733-7607 m1alston@nullns.k12.nj.us
Leslie Comesañas Program Specialist 973-733-6429 lcomesanas@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Chalaaya Downing Program Specialist 973-733-6474 cdowning@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Margarita Muñiz Management Specialist 973-424-4389 m2muniz@nullnps.k12.nj.us

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