October 20, 2013 at 1:39 PM
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Charles Alberta officially kicked off his campaign for Caldwell-West Caldwell School Board with an announcement from his campaign team this past week. The West Caldwell father of four has lived in the township for 13 years and currently has three of his children in the school district. Alberta prides himself as an involved parent who has worked with the administration of the individual schools and district to provided feedback, offer suggestions and volunteer his time. He is seeking a seat on the board “to take a more active role in improving the educational experience of every student and family in the district.”
Credit: Alberta Family
Alberta's campaign team stated, “While the district provides a quality education for its students, there is always room for improvement and Mr. Alberta sees maximizing classroom teaching time and providing more differentiation among students with different learning profiles as areas to focus on.”
“We need to challenge those that excel and support those that struggle or have special needs,” Alberta commented. “It is important to give children an opportunity to learn at their own pace but challenge them to continually exceed their potential.”
Alberta "supports the new programs the district has developed in recent years to emphasize real world skills and prepare students for further education and life beyond high school,” described his campaign team. “He sees technology as a key factor in developing some of these new programs and would like to work with the district as they update the technology plan." The candidate believes, "it is important to refresh outdated equipment and get current technologies into the hands of more students every day.”
The campaign team went on to state, “Our teachers are very adept and current with the latest academic trends, procedures and technologies but the transferral of learning only takes place in an environment that addresses both academic and social issues. Mr. Alberta hopes to assist in further development of policies and procedures that will ensure students are afforded a safe, friendly, and gratifying environment to learn and grow. He hopes to bring the family back into the schools with more opportunities and activities that allow for interaction.”
“We need to do everything possible to ensure that every student enters school with a smile on their face because it is a place they want to be and leaves with a smile because of all that they have accomplished,” stated the candidate who strongly supports the fight against bullying.
Alberta has resided in Northern New Jersey his entire life where he attended Paramus Catholic High School and then went on to graduate from Manhattan College. He is the son of an educator and his mother has been teaching for over 40 years and has been a grammar school principal for the past 20.
Throughout his life, Alberta has been a volunteer in the community and church. He is active in the Caldwell-West Caldwell Recreation program where he currently coaches teams in several sports. He also participates in triathlons, running, cycling, and obstacle events each year in support of various charities.
Presently, Alberta works at Morgan Stanley as a Vice President in the Infrastructure and Data Center Project Management group. He believes he will bring his experience managing multi-faceted projects under tight budget and schedule constraints as well as negotiating contracts and leases to the Board.
“I am an ambitious parent raising my hand and asking for the opportunity to represent this community on the Board of Education,” Alberta concluded. “I will work actively to improve the educational experience for my own children as well as every other child and family in our district. My approach to service on the board will be from the perspective of a parent with a focus on all aspects of the learning environment. I will encourage more involvement and feedback from the families of this community so they can be heard.”