Board of Trustees

 

Hoboken Charter School is managed by a Board of Trustees made up of elected parents, educators and community members.  The Board of Trustees meeting dates can be found on our calendar.  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m., exceptions are noted on the school calendar.  Meetings are held at 713 Washington Street, and the fourth Wednesday of the month is reserved for committees which may meet at an alternate time and location.

Agendas and Minutes can be found here.

 

Member – Lisa McIntyre – Lisa, along with her husband Rob, is a parent of 3 HCS alumni. She served as an officer of the Parents’ Association for 5 years, in addition to chairing and assisting many school activities. She has been actively involved in school and community events and organizations, working hard to bring the two closer. In the recent past she has owned a local business, was an executive at a major global financial institution, currently does sales and marketing consulting and has served in various community and civic capacities.

Contact at: hobokenlisamc@gmail.com

Member – Tony Felella – Tony has worked in the financial industry for over 30 years and has been involved with Hoboken Charter School since its inception. He’s the parent of three alumni. He believes this is a critical time to be more involved in helping to shape the school’s future.

Contact at: tfelella@hotmail.com

Member – Mark Silberberg – Mark was a Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Hoboken Charter School from its inception until 2004. He is currently the Director of Learning and Innovation at the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School in New York City. He is thrilled to be able to continue to support the mission of the Hoboken Charter School as a member of the board.

Contact at: msilberberg@lrei.org

Member – John Berger
Chairperson – Lauren Schickler Calmas – Lauren has worked in the luxury goods and fashion industries for over 18 years, focusing on brand management, merchandising and business development. She holds an undergraduate degree from Tufts University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Lauren and her husband Steve are the proud parents of two Hoboken Charter School students.

Contact at: lcalmashcs@gmail.com

Member – Jose Rivera – Jose has worked in the legal services industry for 21 years, and has been in the Hoboken Charter School community for the last eleven years.  Jose and his wife Elisa currently have one child in the Middle School, one in the Upper School and are proud parents of a 2014 Upper School Alumnus.

Contact at: joserivera1975@yahoo.com

jason_altberger  Member – Jason Altberger – Contact at: jaltberger@yahoo.com
 Christine-Sheedy PA Rep to the Board of Trustees – Christine Sheedy – Christine is the PA representative to the Board of Trustees of Hoboken Charter School. She became the PA Rep in August of 2013. Prior to that she was a Friends Trustee since 2010. She is the proud mother of two children at HCS, one in the class of 2022 and the other in the class of 2024. A twenty-year resident of Hoboken, Christine works in financial services, helping organizations and leadership teams improve their effectiveness.

Contact atcsheedy@hcs-pa.org.


 Morton Marks Board Secretary (non-voting) – Morton Marks – is Hoboken Charter School’s certified School Business Administrator/Technology Director. His monitoring of HCS’ financial affairs has led the school to the highest fund balances and cash balances in the school’s history.  He is instrumental in saving the school over $500,000 in insurance costs through innovative plans. Speaking engagements include: NJCPSA(NJ), NAPCS(DC), PCCS (PA), TCSA (Texas), NJCB&T Conf (Rutgers).

Contact at: mmarks@hobokencs.net 

Member (non-voting) – Deirdra Grode – Deirdra is the Executive Director of Hoboken Charter School and Principal for the K-8 grades.

Contact at: dgrode@hobokencs.net

Mission Statement

Dedicated to charting a course of success for today and tomorrow’s children, the Hoboken Charter School’s mission is to empower all students with an exceptional foundation that actualizes their unique potential. 

To provide and exceptional educational foundation, the Board, in active collaboration with the staff, the family and the community and using a clear system of accountability, will provide the tools to ensure that our students and staff shall:

  1. Work cooperatively in a safe, supportive and challenging learning environment that addresses individual learning needs;
  2. Apply problem-solving strategies and critical thinking skills learned through written, oral, technological and experiential application in and out of the classroom;
  3. Practice good citizenship by fostering respect for one’s self and others through a better understanding of the needs of a diverse society;
  4. Fully integrate technology into the learning experience using creative and effective teaching techniques;
  5. Appreciate, preserve and promote the quality and professionalism of the staff, administration and Board of Trustees.

System Goals 

In order to achieve educational goals for children, the Board of Trustees of Hoboken Charter School will strive to implement the following educational methods:

A. Insure that all instruction bears relevancy to the present of future needs and interest of students.

B. Insure that students have opportunities consistent with their ages to determine the nature of their educational experiences.

C. Insure that specialized and individual kinds of educational experiences are available for meeting the particular needs of students.

D. Insure that teachers are provided the opportunities to participate in planning curricula, procedures and regulations of the school district.

E. Insure that the resources available for education are used with maximum efficiency.

F. Insure that instructional, administrative, and support staffs are of high quality in every respect.

G. Insure constructive cooperation among parents, teachers, and community groups.

Education Outcome Goals 

As a base for its educational program and in accordance with the requirements of the State, the Board of Trustees of the Hoboken Charter School, following consultation with teaching staff members, parents and other residents of this district, adopts the following educational outcome goals for every pupil in this district.

A. Develop a desire for learning now and in the future.

B. Develop skills in mathematics, reading, writing, speaking and listening.

C. Gain a fundamental education in physical and biological sciences, social sciences and history.

D. Learn how to obtain, examine and use information to think critically and solve problems.

E. Develop good character and self-esteem.

F. Develop pride in work and feeling of self worth.

G. Learn to respect and get along with people with whom we work and live.

H. Learn how to be a good citizen by understanding and practicing democratic ideas and ideals.

I. Understand and practice the concepts of health and safety.

J. Appreciate culture and beauty in the world.

K. Understand and practice the skills of family living.

L. Learn how to respect diverse cultures and beliefs and to get along with people who think, dress, and act differently.

M. Learn about and try to understand the changes that take place in the world.

N. Learn how to be a good manager of time, money, property, and resources.

O. Understand how to use leisure time for personal enhancement.

P. Develop and understanding of various careers and the world of work