Moving Newark Schools Forward Slate

Meet Our 2019 School Board Candidates:

A1: A'Dorian Murray-Thomas

  • Born and raised in Newark
  • Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College in political science and educational studies
  • Founder of SHE Wins Inc., a leadership and social action organization serving middle and high school girls from more than 20 schools in Newark
  • Designed and taught a free SAT and self-empowerment workshop for Newark high school students for two summers
  • Served at the Newark Reengagement Center, where she empowered over-aged and under-credited high school youth to reconnect to educational options
  • Named 2016 President Obama White House Champion of Change
  • Named one of “The Root” Magazine’s 25 Young Futurists for her work in education and youth development

A2: Tave Padilla

  • Born and raised in Newark’s North Ward
  • Current member of Newark Board of Education (2016-19)
  • Vice Chair of Newark Board of Education (2017-18)
  • Currently employed by The North Ward Center, Casa Israel Adult Medical Daycare Center
  • Former Co-Director of the Recreation Department at The North Ward Center, responsible for managing sports programs that serve more than 3,000 youth in Newark
  • Chief of staff to Assemblyman Wilfredo Caraballo (2004-07) and aide to Assemblywoman Nellie Pou (2008-10)
  • Board Member of the Puerto Rican Day Parade Committee of Newark
  • Graduate of Essex Catholic High School in Newark

A3: Shayvonne Anderson

  • Born and raised in Newark
  • Educated in Newark Public Schools
  • Wife and mother of 10 children educated in traditional and non-traditional Newark schools
  • Proud grandmother
  • Founder of Healing Her, a woman’s abuse support organization
  • Mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New Jersey
  • Parent and education advocate
  • Advocate for special needs and at-risk youth

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PAID FOR BY GREAT SCHOOLS FOR ALL PAC, ONE GATEWAY CENTER, NEWARK, NJ. This expenditure was not made with the cooperation or prior consent of, or in consultation with, or at the request or suggestion of, any candidate, or person or committee acting on behalf of the candidate.