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Alicia Quillen is a 2nd Grade teacher and curriculum specialist at Newark Legacy Charter School, and independent college-preparatory charter school in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey founded by SPA alumna Paula White. 90% of her students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and 98% of her students are African-American or Latino. Alicia is the only founding teacher remaining on the staff and as Math Curriculum Specialist, she is responsible for supporting the development of the K-3 math curriculum, including aligning materials to the Common Core. Alicia would like to lead a truly transformational school that is able to recruit and develop the best teachers who in turn will put students on the path to success.