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Angela N. Mincy

Angela N. Mincy is a native Newarker and currently helms the Marion P. Thomas Charter Schools (MPTCS). Affectionately known as the Village, MPTCS schools were designed by the community, for the community, to improve the community. In her brief two year tenure, Ms. Mincy has fully committed to reimagining the Village and education in general. She has implemented a range of transformative initiatives to advance the goals of the MPTCS network. 


Ms. Mincy is a dedicated and accomplished school leader and has spent the last 28 years educating young people in the city of Newark, N.J. She has a depth of experience as a teacher, school counselor, program coordinator, and administrator. Ms. Mincy has also served a diverse body of students on the primary and secondary levels. She has experience with special education, alternative education, English Language Learners, and gifted & talented students. Ms. Mincy is a visionary leader and has a proven track record of improving schools by building quality academic programs, safe cultures, strategic partnerships, and relationships with students, families, and stakeholders.

Prior to becoming the Superintendent of Marion P. Thomas Charter Schools, Ms. Mincy served as the principal of Science Park High School (SPHS), which is the highest-ranked and most selected magnet school in Newark. In her two years as principal, Science Park increased its state ranking from number 34 to 20. SPHS was only one of 39 schools in the state to rank among the top 10% of the country, in accordance with the 2021 US World and News Report. Additional achievements include a newly formed parent organization, numerous facility improvements, and $90,000 in grant funding for Social-Emotional Learning. 

Previously, Ms. Mincy successfully merged, led, and stabilized Barringer High School, the second largest comprehensive high school in the city.  While at Barringer, she expanded curricular and extracurricular opportunities for students ranging from Advanced Placement courses and Robotics to the Visual and Performing Arts. Under her leadership, she initiated an attendance policy which led to a 20% reduction in chronic absenteeism. In her final year, Barringer received over $100,000 in grant funding for STEM-based programming and the arts.

Ms. Mincy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Psychology from Rutgers University (Douglass College).  She holds a Master’s degree in School Counseling and certification in Educational Leadership from Kean University.


Christopher Abbaleo

Assistant Superintendent

Christopher Abbaleo is a seasoned educator and visionary leader, committed to enriching the lives of students and transforming the educational landscape. With 14 years in the field of education, he has dedicated his career to making a positive impact on the next generation. Currently, Mr. Abbaleo is in his third year as an Assistant Superintendent at Marion P. Thomas Charter School. 

Mr. Abbaleo started his educational career as a high school biology teacher, where he honed his instructional abilities and developed a deep understanding of student needs. His keen understanding of effective instructional practices, strong commitment to continuous improvement, and dedication to student success led him to take on leadership roles of increasing responsibility. 

Prior to his current role, Mr. Abbaleo excelled in administrative and supervisory positions at both the school and district levels. He spent over ten years with the Newark Board of Education. He served as Vice Principal of Academics at Science Park High School, which was ranked within the top 5% of schools in New Jersey and was also recognized and ranked within the top 10% of schools within the nation. Previously, Mr. Abbaleo was appointed the School Chief Innovation Officer and Vice Principal at Barringer High School. His leadership has been instrumental in driving positive change and improving educational outcomes for students. 

Mr. Abbaleo's educational studies include a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Montclair State University and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. Currently, he is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of South Carolina, within the Education Practice and Innovation program with a concentration in STEM Education. This pursuit of higher education reflects his dedication to staying at the forefront of educational research and best practices.

Tajuana Bray

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
973.621.0060, ext. 1074

Christopher Abbaleo

Assistant Superintendent
973.621.0060, ext. 1074