Board of Trustees

Ms. Danielle West-Augustin, President Chief Academic Officer and Director, Queen City Academy Charter School
Mr. Marcelino Trillo, Vice President Vice Principal, Robert Treat Academy Charter School
Mr. Steve Small, Treasurer Chief Financial Officer, KIPP NJ
Ms. Giana Campbell Executive Director, Camden Education Fund
Ms. Colleen Eskow Senior Director of Public Policy, New Jersey Children's Foundation
Ms. Wanda Garcia Board Liaison, LEAP Academy University Charter School
Ms. Kate Gibbs Deputy Director, Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative
Mr. Colin Hogan Head of School, Learning Community Charter School
Ms. Julie Jackson Co-Chief Executive Officer, Uncommon Schools
Mr. Paul Josephson Partner, Duane Morris
Ms. Sheria McRae Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Academies
Mr. Gemar Mills Chief Academic Officer, College Achieve Public Schools
Ms. Connie Sanchez Executive Director, Unity Charter School

Our Core Values


We believe that all children in the State of New Jersey deserve access to high performing public schools that best meet their unique, individual needs.

New Jersey’s public charter schools are providing tens of thousands of families throughout the Garden State with life-transforming, high performing educational options so that our students succeed in college and career.


We believe that educators, parents, students and community partners are uniquely positioned to create and develop excellent public schools that work for their communities.

New Jersey’s public charter schools foster a deep sense of belonging and community within their buildings every single day. Our schools are responsive to family demand and community needs.


While New Jersey’s public education system is one of the best in the country, not every child’s educational needs are being met. We believe that great schools can unlock the brilliance of every child, regardless of zip code, learning ability or family income level.

New Jersey’s public charter schools are committed to meeting the needs of all students and families throughout the Garden State, particularly in our most under-resourced communities. We believe that our students and schools deserve equitable access to resources that ensure every child’s needs are being met.