Board of Directors
Gina Molinari-Schiano has been working in the field of education for the past 25 years, and it is during this time that she cultivated her love and passion for Writing.
Gina is also a consultant for a non-profit organization, Children’s Literacy Initiative, working with schools in Newark, Orange, Plainfield, and Jersey City, NJ, facilitating research-based professional development in the areas of Literacy Instruction including: Writing/Reading Workshop, Guided Reading, Literacy Environment, and Classroom Culture. Gina also serves as a Team Lead and mentor to new and veteran Professional Developers.
For more than 5 years, Gina, had been working directly with the staff and students of Cedar Hill Prep School on developing the Writing Process and working in a Workshop format to publish original texts including Fictional Stories, Informational Books, Poetry, and Personal Narratives. Publishing original writing pieces with the students at Cedar Hill Prep was a rewarding experience.
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
– Anthony J. D’Angelo
Dr. Kamal Khan
Dr. Kamal Khan is the Director of the Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS)—an academic support unit within the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campus—as well as an Associate Professor for the Department of Africana Studies and the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers University. For over 30 years, Dr. Khan has dedicated his professional career to undergraduate instruction and academic development in efforts to increase and retain the number of underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students at Rutgers who pursue majors and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Ryan T. Jones
Ryan joined Rue Insurance in January of 2014 and is licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New York. His previous eight years of sales experience focused on consulting with organizations to provide comprehensive and diverse solutions. Ryan’s determination and integrity drive his personable and attentive approach in successfully partnering with clients. Ryan provides strategic insights based on a risk-reduction platform that proactively works to lower clients’ total cost of risk, increase profitability, and maintain a strong working relationship. Ryan’s educational credentials include a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership at Wilkes University. Ryan resides in Levittown, PA with his wife and three children.
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.