MORRISTOWN, NJ - Governor Elect Phil Murhy has named Unity Charter School’s Executive Director, Connie Sanchez to the transition team as part of the Education, Access, and Opportunity Transition Advisory Committee.
“Joining the transition team of Governor Elect Phil Murphy is an incredible opportunity to work with various stakeholders in the field of education and to help move New Jersey forward in leading the nation in the field of education. It is a privilege to collaborate with leaders of traditional, charter, and renaissance schools. Together we can open additional lines of communication and continue building the bridges needed to promote education of the whole child in a productive, sustainable manner. I look forward to this opportunity and welcome the challenge,” said Sanchez.
In addition to being Unity’s Executive Director, Sanchez experience in education includes positions as science teacher, gifted and talented coordinator, EEOC Officer, Public Agency Compliance Officer and most recently adjunct professor and science practicums supervisor at New Jersey City University.
Sanchez began her career in the Elizabeth Public Schools, working as an instructional teacher for the Merck Institute for Science Education. She also is involved in social advocacy serving on the executive board of LUPE, Inc. and the Essex County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation, and as a corporate advisor for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Unity is a public school of choice established in 1998. According to their mission statement, the school is guided “to teach the importance of protecting and improving the environment by educating our students on the principles of sustainability, ecology, and diversity in a way that celebrates and honors this planet and all its inhabitants."