Our Governors

Meet Our Board of Trustees

The LEAP Academy Board of Trustees holds the responsibility for governance, policymaking and oversight of all operational areas of the school, including curriculum, personnel and finance. Its work focuses on accountability, academic improvement, efficiency, and resource development.

Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Ph.D.

Chairperson and founder of LEAP Academy University Charter School

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Dr. Michael Palis

Vice Chair & Rutgers Representative

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John Hall

Finance Chair & Public Member

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Matthew Goodwin

Parent Representative

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Hector Nieves

Secretary, Parent Affairs Chair & Parent Representative

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Brenda Ortiz

Parent Representative

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Lisa Wright

Parent Representative

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Wanda Garcia, MSW

Board Liasion & Director of Rutgers/LEAP Center of Excellence

For all questions about board members, meetings, or minutes, contact Wanda Garcia. As the Associate Director of the Community Leadership Center at Rutgers University-Camden and the liasion to the LEAP Academy Board of Trustees in a non-voting/non-member capacity, Wanda is your best resource for all board information.

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Board Meetings

The 2020-2021 Board meeting schedule: October 8, November 19, December 17, January 21, February 18, March 25, April 15, May 13, June 17.

Meetings start at 6:00 pm and are held at the LEAP High School Building, 130 North Broadway, Camden, NJ 08102. All Board Meeting are open the public.

Due to COVD-19 restrictions the meetings of April, May and June are held using a Virtual Platform.

Policies & Regulations

The Board of Trustees develops and adopts policy pertaining to all aspects of operations of the school. Policies area aligned with New Jersey Laws and Regulations as well as with the School’s Charter.

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Board Minutes Archive