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, two trustees are elected members of school Parent Councils, who serve a one-year term and a student representative,who serve a one-year term.

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
Ann D. Borowiec, Retired, CEO Private Wealth Management, J.P. Morgan
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
Trisha Scipio, Administrative Affairs, DLJ Communications Group
Ezdehar Abuhatab, Assistant Professor, Essex County College (Parent/Guardian Representative)     
Steven Creekmur, Investor Services Manager, JGM Fund Services (Parent/Guardian Representative)

 

 

                             

Michael Mann, High School, Head of School

Khadijah Jalloh, Student Representative

2020-2021

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

Board minutes and agendas from previous years can be found here. Minutes for board meetings are posted after approval at the subsequent board meeting.

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 via zoom at 6 p.m.

2022
Jan. 24 Location: 18 Washington Place, Conference Hall, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.
Mar. 21 Location: 18 Washington Place, Conference Hall, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m. (Date change from March 14 to March 21)
May 16 Location: Changed to Zoom due to extreme weather. Click Here to join via Zoom.
June 20 Location: 18 Washington Place, Conference Hall, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.
Sept. 26 Location: 43 Alexander Street, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.
Oct. 19 via zoom at 5 p.m.
Dec. 5 via zoom at 6 p.m.

2023
Jan. 30 Location: 18 Washington Place, Conference Hall, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.
Mar. 14 via zoom at 5:30 p.m. Click Here to join via Zoom
Mar. 20 via zoom at 6 p.m.
May 30 Location: 18 Washington Place, Conference Hall, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.
June 21 via zoom at 6 p.m
Sept 26 Location: 18 Washington Place, Conference Hall, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.
Dec. 4 via zoom at 5 p.m: Click here to join via zoom

2024
Jan. 29 via zoom at 6 p.m: Click here to join via zoom
Mar. 18 Location: 377 Washington Street, Room 335, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.
June 3 Location: 18 Washington Place, Conference Hall, Newark, NJ at 6 p.m.
June 18 via zoom at 6 p.m

Meetings are open to the public.