Ms. Addona, English Teacher, Council Coach, and Teacher Leader

Describe your path to working at People’s Prep.  I majored in English and Theater Arts at Rutgers and got my master’s as a teacher of English from the Teacher’s College at Columbia University. It was there that I really fell in love with teaching from all my professors who had been working with students and…Read More

Mr. Messina, English Teacher and Council Coach

Describe your educational background (high school onward). I went to St. Peter’s, which is a Jesuit High School based out of Jersey City. I went to Catholic or private schools for my entire life, so it was not exactly a diverse background. From there, I went to Rutgers University in New Brunswick where I graduated…Read More

Ms. Wilson, Teaching Assistant and Council Coach

As a Newark resident, what unique challenges do you feel our students face? I believe our students face what a lot of people may consider “harsh realities.” That could look like being in a single-parent home or being the parent in the home needing to support [their family]. Unfortunately, a lot of our students are…Read More

A More Full Life

Brent Weber is entering his eighth year in the People’s Prep English department. He currently serves as an English 1 teacher, a co-founder of the school’s guitar club, and a senior class advisor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism/New Media from Towson University and earned his state teaching certification from Seton Hall…Read More

Diminishing The Opportunity Gap

Manoushka Adam is in her second year at People’s Prep. After graduating from William Paterson University with her bachelor’s degree in sociology, Manoushka worked in Harlem, NY for two years as a Citizen Schools Teaching Fellow before joining the Wolfpack. She is the teaching assistant for the Internship Program. At People’s Prep Charter School, we…Read More

2018 Year-End Campaign- Keyairra’s Story

Since 2011, People’s Prep has successfully provided a high-performing, college-preparatory high school for Newark students and their families. When we opened our doors, 95 students entered as the Class of 2019 and became the first People’s Prep to pursue a college education. Throughout the past eight years, these alumni have been supported by the People’s…Read More

2018 Year-End Campaign – Amechi’s Story

Amechi and his peers have a lot to celebrate! Thanks in part to your generous contributions, students at People’s Preparatory Charter School are thriving. The first half of the school year has included 10 schoolwide college visits, over 30 internship placements, and the debut of our new honors program, Voyage. And to top it off,…Read More

It is not your fault; it is your responsibility.

Kevin Farrell is our Founding Art Teacher, an Instructional Leadership Team member, and Council Coach to the Men of SVA (Class of 2020 and Class of 2025). He holds a BA in art history and an MAT in art education from the School of Visual Arts. He is an alumnus of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher…Read More