Davia Brown Franklyn, President
Davia Franklyn is a graduate of Ithaca College and Bank Street College of Education. She is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning at Newark Educator's Community Charter School. Davia, has been in the field of education for over 15 years as a teacher/trainer of educators. She has co-founded her own education consultant business: D.O.E.R. which provides a range of professional development services to schools and community based organizations. Davia and her husband Nikk are Teaneck residents with two children, a rising 8th grader Miles, who loves his school and Marley, an exuberant rising 3rd grader.
Kristin Freda Wells
Kristin Freda Wells is Director of Library Services at Bank Street College of Education located in New York City. She is the parent of sixth grader Devon, and Charlotte, an 11th grader 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
A graduate of Boston University, Yonah has been involved in publishing workflow analysis and content management for most of her career. She is currently a Metadata Analyst at Pearson Education. Yonah and her husband Steve have been residents of Teaneck for over 20 years and have one son who is a TCCS graduate and is now a 9th grader at Teaneck High School. Yonah is now in her third and final year of her second term with the TCCS Board.Prior to her election, she was co-president of the parent organization.
Lucria Ortiz, Assistant Secretary
Lucria Ortiz is solo practicing attorney with offices in Hackensack and New York City. She focuses her practice on Estate Planning,Probate and Guardianship. Before transitioning to private practice, Lucria worked as a defense attorney. She has also served as Court Attorney to the Honorable Ben R.Barbato, New York City Civil Court Judge, and as Associate Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Torres, New York State Supreme Court Judge. She earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University. She has two curious and energetic children at TCCS - Maya and Jaden Ebanks and is married to Ashburt Ebanks. She loves TCCS having served on TCSCO, been a class parent and is a Book Fair Co-Chair. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the non-profit Cool Boys Read, Inc.
Edward Pierce, Treasurer
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 2nd year on the TCCS Board. Edward and his wife, Pixie, have lived in Teaneck for 12 years and have three children at Teaneck Community Charter School. Evelyn is in fourth grade; Isaac and Iris are in second grade.
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 11 years and have two boys currently attending the Teaneck Community Charter School.
Alexandra Soriano Taveras is a graduate of New York University. Currently, she is completing a master's degree in Early Childhood Education and teaches preschoolers. She and her husband Santiago have been Teaneck residents for 14 years. They have three incredible children Santi, a 7th grader, Ernesto, a 5th grader, and Luna, a 2nd 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.
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, Charles and James, who are now entering 6th grade at the Teaneck Community Charter School. Kathleen has been a successful Realtor in Teaneck for over 18 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 third year on the TCCS Board of Trustees.
Kate Zatz, Vice-President
Dr. Kate Houghton Zatz holds a doctorate from Teachers College - Columbia University in higher education administration and has been Chair of the Board of Trustees of American Public University System (APUS), Vice President of Student Affairs for SUNY-Rockland and Dean at Hudson County Community College. She is a Vice President of Allpar LLC, does consulting work through Toolpack Consulting and the Registry of College and University Presidents. She is married to David Zatz, and is the proud mother of Zoe ( a 2009 TCCS graduate) and Ben (TCCS 5th grader). …..and in her spare time she folds paper bags…