NJPCSA is a membership organization and the statewide advocacy voice for NJ’s 88 public charter schools and the 54,587 students that they serve.
WE BELIEVE THAT every student deserves the chance to get a great public education at a school that puts their needs first regardless of zip code, income or ability level.
Our vision is that every child in the State of New Jersey has the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that best meets his or her needs. We seek to advance quality public education for New Jersey’s children through excellent public charter schools.
Board of Trustees
Ms. Michele Mason (Board Chair),
Executive Director, Newark Charter School Fund
Ms. Shelley Skinner,
Executive Director, Better Education Institute, Inc.
Mr. Kyle Rosenkrans,
Executive Director, New Jersey Children's Foundation
Ms. Wanda Garcia,
Board Liaison, LEAP Academy University Charter School
Mr. Paul P. Josephson,
Partner, Duane Morris, LLP
Ms. Barbara Martinez,
Chief Media Officer, Uncommon Schools
Mr. Marcelino Trillo,
Vice Principal, Robert Treat Academy Charter School
Mr. Steve Small,
Chief Financial Officer, KIPP NJ
Mr. Namik Sercan,
Chief Education Officer, Central Jersey College Prep and Middlesex County STEM Charter School
Director of Data Systems and Senior State Budget Analyst
Before joining NJPCSA, Brian was a SAS programmer and data analyst with the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, part of the SUNY Research Foundation. He worked with a multitude of enterprise level, state-run databases and served on a task force focused on redesigning New York’s traffic safety data system. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in public policy from SUNY University at Albany. A native of Troy, NY, Brian and his wife currently reside in Syracuse, New York.
Director of Development
In 2003, she made a career change into the non-profit world and became a fundraiser. She has been working in different areas of the Jewish community for the last 13 years raising money for organizations as a front-line fundraiser and as a Director of Development.
During this time, she worked for AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) as the fundraiser for three counties in the New York/New Jersey area and raised over $1 million each year. This work allowed her to utilize her public policy and lobbying skills as well as her ability to raise money. She looks forward to doing the same with the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association.
Amy and her husband Ben have been married for 20 years and are proud parents of three daughters, Miranda, Emily, and Samantha.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER DIRECTORY
SchooLens is a unique data dashboard, developed by the NJPCSA, that provides schools, policymakers, and institutional partners with high quality data and analysis about all public schools in the State of New Jersey. This includes demographic data, school performance data, and (coming soon) information about school funding.