Katherine Martinez

Executive Director

Welcome to  the Newark Educators’ Community Charter School!  As Executive Director of NECCS, I am very excited and honored to lead this amazing educational organization and work with everyone to build the best educational experiences for our students every day. 

NECCS is grounded on a nurturing and dedicated staff, high quality academic programs, and opportunities for enrichment and assistance for all.  We provide our teachers with all the support available to ensure that high quality instruction is delivered in every room and that our teachers continue to grow as professionals.  Our instructional program utilizes research-based resources such as Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Workshop, Eureka Math, and FOSS Science.  We offer dedicated time for enrichment and academic support for all students, as well as a full suite of services, including counseling, speech, occupational therapy to name a few. 

I have the privilege to spend each day with amazing children.  Our students’ safety and growth are a critical part of the NECCS mission.  We work diligently to provide all students with a warm, caring environment filled with rich and meaningful educational and social experiences.  Each decision made at NECCS takes into account each child's well-being, the need for students to be in a caring learning environment, and the belief that their hard work at NECCS will lead to limitless possibilities.

Thank you for stopping by our virtual home.  
Warm regards.

General Staff

Perla Juarez

Front Desk Receptionist

Lisette Diaz

School Social Worker / Case Manager


Karen Lockwood

Culture & Climate Coach


Tommy Wong


Antoinette Butler

Community Parent Involvement Specialist (C.P.I.S.)


Erney Clarke

SIS Coordinator


Lead Teachers

Amanda Michel

Third Grade

Brittany Tegg

Fourth Grade

Jennifer Califano

Fourth Grade

Julitza Figueroa

Second Grade

Karen Lockwood


Naiya Atkins

Third Grade

Samera Acquah-Amissah

Second Grade

Tamika White

First Grade

Taylor McDermott