Author Archive

Savannah Tilley- English Teacher

Savannah Tilley graduated from Smith College just weeks before joining the English department at People’s Prep. In the latest installment of Wolfpack Voices, Savannah discusses the challenges she’s faced as a first-year teacher, the growth she’s enjoyed in the classroom, and how she’s been able to build relationships with her students through remote learning. What…Read More

Aziel Rosado- Teaching Assistant

Aziel Rosado is nearly through his first year as a teaching assistant at People’s Prep. In our latest edition of Wolfpack Voices, Aziel discusses his journey as a first-generation college student and how our instructional leadership coaches have helped him develop as a new teacher. As a first-generation college student, what challenges did you face…Read More

Dr. Nicolette Rittenhouse-Young, Assistant Director of Student Support

Dr. Nicolette Rittenhouse-Young joined People’s Prep’s student support and mental health teams this year. In our latest Wolfpack Voices, Dr. Rittenhouse-Young discusses the importance of her team’s work during the pandemic and what it’s like to start a new job virtually. Why did you choose to work in a school setting? I really love the…Read More

People’s Prep Donates to United Way

Earlier this year, in response to the murder of George Floyd, People’s Prep students, lead by our Voyage Honors Program, started a fundraiser to support a local organization working in social justice. Through t-shirt sales, our students raised $1,000 and chose the United Way of Newark as the recipient. We recently hosted a virtual check…Read More

A Personal Letter From Jess Rooney

Dear People’s Prep Families, Alumni, Partners, and Community Members,  Today I’m writing with a personal and professional update.  After a decade as People’s Prep’s director, the highest honor of my life, I’ll be transitioning out of the role.  My wife, children, and I will be moving to New England to be closer to family.  As…Read More

Earline Bresil, Science Teacher

Earline Bresil is in her first full year as a member of People’s Prep’s science department. In this month’s Wolfpack Voices, Earline shares her experience of being a new teacher during the pandemic and what inspired her to become a science teacher. What made you want to teach in Newark? I realized while I was…Read More