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 & Rutgers Representative

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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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Hector Nieves

Secretary, Parent Affairs Chair & Parent Representative

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Horacio Sosa, Ph.D.

Curriculum Chair & Public Member

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Jennifer Perkins Young

Personnel Chair & Public Member

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Matthew Goodwin

Parent Representative

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Brenda Ortiz

Parent Representative

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Wanda Garcia, MSW

Board Liasion

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 2017-2018 Board meeting schedule: September 21, 2017; October 19, 2017; November 16, 2017; December 14, 2017; January 18, 2018; February 15, 2018; March 22, 2018; April 19, 2018; May 10, 2018; June 21, 2018.

All Board Meeting are open the public.

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