Board of Trustees

North Star Academy is governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees, in accordance with the school’s charter.

Ten trustees are appointed for two-year terms, and two trustees are elected members of school Parent Councils, who serve one-year years.

Rick Rieder (Chair), CIO of Fixed Income & Head of Global, Allocation Investing, BlackRock
Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Secretary), Chief Schools Officer, Uncommon Schools
Nicole Bearce, Vice President & Chief Litigation Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Spectrum Brands Holdings
Ravi Bellur, Managing Director, Tarsadia Capital
Lawrence Evans, Managing Director, Citigroup
Thomas Redburn, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler PC
Scott Sleyster, Executive VP & COO, International Businesses, Prudential Financial
James Verrilli, Senior Dean of Faculty Development, Relay Graduate School of Education
Ezdehar Abuhatab, Assistant Professor, Essex County College (Parent/Guardian Representative)     
Steven Creekmur, Investor Services Manager, JGM Fund Services (Parent/Guardian Representative)
Trisha Scipio,
Administrative Affairs, DLJ Communications Group

                             

 Juliana Worrell, Chief Schools Officer K-8th, Uncommon Schools
 Serena Savarirayan, Assistant Superintendent, North Star Academy
 Kelly Dowling, Assistant Superintendent, North Star Academy
 Michael Mann, High School, Head of School

2020-2021

Board minutes from previous years can be found here.

All meetings run from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

2020

Aug. 24 via Zoom at 6 p.m.
Sep. 21 via Zoom at 6 p.m.
Oct. 13 (Special Meeting) via Zoom at 5:15pm
Nov. 16 via Zoom at 6 p.m.
Dec. 7 via Zoom at 6 p.m.

2021

Jan. 25 via Zoom at 6 p.m.
Mar. 15 via Zoom at 6 p.m.
May 17 via Zoom at 6 p.m.
June 21 via Zoom at 6 p.m.
Sept. 20 via zoom at 6 p.m.
Nov. 29 zoom at 6 p.m.

2022

Jan. 22 Location: 18 Washington Place, Conference Hall, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.
Mar. 14 Location: 18 Washington Place, Conference Hall, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.
May 16 Location: 18 Washington Place, Conference Hall, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.
June 20 Location: 18 Washington Place, Conference Hall, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.

Meetings are open to the public.

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