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Kristin Freda Wells, Vice President

Kristin Freda Wells is Director of Library Services at Bank Street College of Education located in New York City. She is the parent of seventh grader Devon, and Charlotte, a Senior at Teaneck High School. Kristin has been active in TCCS for many years, serving as secretary and co-chair of TCSCO, and serving as chair of the group that was charged with organizing the library for the new building. She holds a B.A. degree from Stony Brook University and a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College, Boston

Jeffrey Hietikko-Parsons

Jeff is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Public Health at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and he is also the Director of the Center for HIV Educational Studies and training. He has a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Houston. He and his partner Chris are the proud dads of Henry who is in the second grade. This is Jeff's first year on the TCCS Board.


Edward Pierce, President

Edward Pierce holds a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University and degrees in Theatre and Computer Science from University of Richmond. He owns and operates a NYC-based design studio specializing in the production design of Broadway, touring, and international stage productions. Notable collaborations include the scenic designs for the hit musical Wicked and Billy Elliot, as well as the lighting designs for A Streetcar Named Desire, Aida, Ragtime, and Cabaret. Edward serves as a Trustee of the Local Union Executive Board, United Scenic Artists Local 829. He is serving his 3rd year on the TCCS Board. Edward and his wife, Pixie, have lived in Teaneck for 13 years and have three children at Teaneck Community Charter School. Evelyn is in fifth grade; Isaac and Iris are in third grade.

Yoel Piney, Treasurer

Yoel Piney has a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and a Masters Degree in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology. Yoel has over 15 years of experience in the development, application and management of an Enterprise-wide technical security program, including network perimeter security, enterprise security management, and computer forensics analysis.  Yoel and his wife, Alicia, have lived in Teaneck for 12 years and have two boys currently attending the Teaneck Community Charter School.

Ann Rivet

Ann Rivet is an Associate Professor of Science Education at Teachers College Columbia University. Her research examines the role of teachers and innovative curriculum in inquiry-base learning environments. Ann also serves as the Earth Science content-area specialist in the science education program, with specific expertise in how students interpret and use models and other representations to learn about the Earth. She holds a bachelors degree in physics from Brown University, and a doctoral degree in science education from the University of Michigan.  Ann and her husband Todd have lived in Teaneck for 8 year, and their son Sean is in third grade.  This is Ann's first year on the TCCS board.

Patrick Rumble

Patrick Rumble has worked at Cabrini of Westchester for the past sixteen years as a Maintenance Mechanic. Patrick has lived in Teaneck for eleven years with his wife Maxine and three children: Patrick Jr., a graduate of Teaneck High school now attend BYUH, Maximilian, an alumni of TCCS who is now a tenth grader at Teaneck High School, and Patrice, who is currently in eighth grade at TCCS. Patrick also loves to serve the people of the broader Teaneck community through his work with the Teaneck Southern Baseball league and the Teaneck Stingray soccer club. He has been actively supporting the school since 2006.

Alexandra Soriano-Taveras, Assistant Secretary

Alexandra Soriano-Taveras loves teaching her preschoolers in Bogota, NJ. She holds a BA in Anthropology from New York University and a MS in Early Childhood Education from Capella University.  She and her husband Santiago have been Teaneck residents for 14 years. They have three incredible children; Santi, an innovative 8th grader, Ernesto, an energetic 6th grader, and Luna, a creative 3rd  grader. Alexandra has been committed to TCCS for many years serving as class parent, class parent coordinator, TCSCO co-chair and participating in various committees. She is serving her 2nd year on the TCCS Board of Trustees.

Kathleen Wicklund, Secretary

Kathleen is a lifelong resident of Teaneck who is proud to have graduated from Teaneck High School in 1980. She and her husband Don have twin boys now entering the 7th grade at the Teaneck Community Charter School. Kathleen has been a successful Realtor in Teaneck for over 19 years. She and her family have been involved in community, religious and political life in Teaneck spanning over 50 years. She has been an active member of the Teaneck Community Charter School since her children entered kindergarten. She has been a class parent, class parent coordinator and co chair for the TCSCO. She is now serving her fourth year on the TCCS Board of Trustees.

Kate Zatz

Kate Zatz is Vice President of Allpar, a Teaneck based web-publishing company.  She has also served over 20 years as a college and university administrator.  Including Vice President of SUNY Rockland, Dean at Hudson County Community College and Chair of the Board of Trustees of American Public University System / American Military University.  Kate holds a doctoral degree in Higher Education from Teachers College – Columbia University and her undergraduate degree is from Macalester College.  Kate holds a NJ School Business Administrator COE license and a Minnesota secondary level Social Studies license.  Kate and her husband Dave are the parents of Ben Zatz, who is a TCCS 6th grader and Zoe who is a 2009 TCCS graduate.