Robert Treat Academy Charter School is governed by a Board Trustees. This Board of Trustees has the same legal responsibility and authority as a Board of Education does in a school district. District Public Schools are governed by elected or appointed Board Members. Robert Treat's Trustee Board consists of nine members who each serve three year terms of office. Three of the Trustees are parents of Academy students. The remaining six members come from the local community.

Current Board of Trustee members come from the corporate world and from local and state government. They serve as volunteers and give generously of their time.

The agendas and minutes for regular Board Meetings will be available to the public upon request from the main office.

Board Members are charged with the direction of the district, and it's solvency. Making personnel, financial, curricular and other major decisions, they meet monthly throughout the year.

Below is a list of the current members of the Board of Trustees:

      • Robert R. Detore, Board President
      • Adrianne Davis, Vice President
      • Philip B. Alagia, Trustee
      • Karen Calderon, Trustee (Parent Representative)
      • Wilfredo Caraballo, Trustee
      • John J. Clancy Jr., Trustee
      • Emil Garruto, Trustee
      • Tahira Strand, Trustee (Parent Representative)
      • Zarala Zabala de Kelly, Trustee (Parent Representative)

At its annual Reorganization Meeting, the Board of Trustees appoints people to the following positions critical to its work:


  • Theresa Adubato, Lead Person/Chief School Administrator & Principal
  • Sung Yi, Board Secretary/School Business Administrator
  • Dr. James M. Caulfield, Educational Consultant
  • Nicholas Grieco, Board Attorney

All trustees can be contacted through the main office at 973-482-8811 or by mail at: Office of the Board of Trustees, Robert Treat Academy Charter School, 443 Clifton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104.

Thank you for your interest in the Robert Treat Academy Charter School Board of Trustees.



The Board of Trustees of Robert Treat Academy Charter School has approved the following Schedule of Meetings for the 2017-2018 school year.  All regular monthly meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Robert Treat Academy at 443 Clifton Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.





FOR 2017-2018


Thursday, July 20, 2017                            Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday, August 17, 2017                       Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday, September 21, 2017                Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday, October 19, 2017                     Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 2017                 Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday, December 21, 2017                 Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday, January 18, 2018                      Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday, February 15, 2018                    Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday, March 15, 2018                        Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday, April 19, 2018                           Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday, May 17, 2018                           Regular Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, June 20, 2018                      Annual Reorganization Meeting for 2018-2019


Action may be taken in any of the following agenda areas: Board Affairs, Finance and Budget, Education, Personnel, Facility.  For additional information please contact Board Secretary Sung Yi by mail at 443 Clifton Avenue, Newark, N J 07104 or by email at or phone at  973-481-0415.