Golden Door Charter School
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no exceptions, no excuses.

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» Board of Trustees
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» Board Agenda
Board Members (Voting)
Joanne Youmans, Board President
Danielle Downs, Vice President
Jessica Cappadona
Nicholas Del'Re
Tonya Keyes

Additional Attendees (Non-Voting)
Brian Stiles, Chief School Administrator
Paul Velelis, Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Bob Doria, Treasurer of School Monies

Biographical Information
Joanne Youmans
Joanne Youmans is a former Principal in the Jersey City Public School system and has been a member of the Board since February 2012. Her knowledge of the NJ education system and this community brings a vital skill to the Board and makes her an invaluable asset to the school's Board of Trustees.

Jessica Cappadona
Ms. Cappadona is a history teacher at a vocational school in central NJ. She joined the Board in June 2014 and brings an educator's perspective to the group. Ms. Cappadona is also the teacher representative at her school and has a good understanding of teacher and student issues within a charter school particularly in an urban setting.

Danielle Downs
Mrs. Downs joined the Board during the 2013-2014 school year. She is a Casework Supervisor at the Division of Child Protection & Permanency in Hudson County. Mrs. Downs previously had a son at the school for over 5 years and decided to stay on the Board due to her passion for this school and its students. Prior to joining the Board, she was the PTO President and has always been active at school activities.

Nicholas Del'Re
Nick Del'Re is a former special education teacher/director who brings over 40 years of public school experience to the Board. For the past two years, Nick worked as a consultant for the Golden Door Charter School where he was the Interim Coordinator of Special Education. Prior to that he spent a majority of his career with the Caldwell-West Caldwell BOE. Nick has extensive experience with staff evaluation, IDEA grants and program implementation for students with disabilities.

Tonya Keyes
Tonya Keyes is real estate associate with Keller Williams Realty in Maplewood. Ms. Keyes is also a parent of a 4th grade child which is important to have on the Board. Tonya welcomes the opportunity to have a more collaborative role in her sonís education and chance to engage in the decision making process that will benefit the school as a whole.

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