B.A. in English from Mount Holyoke College; M.S.Ed. (in progress) in Teaching Literacy and General Education from Bank Street College of Education. Xiania Foster taught kindergarten, first grade, and third grade in the Newark Public School system for seven years. While at 15th Avenue School, she volunteered countless hours to help organize student programs and teacher workshops. While at 15th Avenue School, she founded and directed the Family Involvement Committee. Mrs. Foster received a Governor’s Teacher’s Recognition Award in 2008. Ms. Foster worked as the education policy analyst in the Mayor Cory A. Booker’s Office in Newark. Her career in Newark also included a fellowship in Leadership Newark. She served on the Board of Governors of Westover School and the Newark Preschool School Council. She is one if the four founders of the Newark Educators’ Community Charter School. She is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning at NECCS.