School will be distance learning beginning 3/16 due to COVID-19. Office hours will be limited. Call 201.653.5548 before coming in. Admissions questions: Imaani F. Sanders [email protected]
At Mustard Seed School, we invest in our teachers. We believe the best educators are the ones who are continually growing and learning themselves. That’s why we commit to providing a variety of means for our educators’ professional development. We even have an endowed chair, The Agnes and Peter Steenland Memorial Chair for Professional Development, that ensures professional development is funded.
Learning Specialist Grades Nest to Grade 3; Agnes and Peter Steenland Memorial Chair for Professional Development
Coleman Fung Chair for Music; Director of Songsters, Choristers, and Music Educator for Grades K-5; Worship Leader
Spanish, Grades Two through Eighth, Action Step Leader for Staff Development in Cultural Competency, Worship Leader Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
A Board of Trustees provides oversight for Mustard Seed School. Composed of 10-15 members, it includes the Head of School. Each member of the Board has been nominated, interviewed, and approved by the Board. The term of office for each is three years and each member may serve for up to five consecutive terms. The board includes people from a variety of professional backgrounds, including finance, real estate, education, fundraising, spiritual
direction and business management. All share a deep commitment to Mustard Seed’s mission.
The daily operations of the educational program are under the purview of the Head of School. The primary responsibilities of The Board include:
Kelesha Armand (2018)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Attorney. Church Affiliation: Episcopal.
James Halliday (2012)
Brooklyn, New York. Occupation: Financial Services-Information Technology. Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic.
Cara Hilton (2018)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Psychologist. Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic.
Jessica Lambert (2011)
Jersey City, New Jersey. Occupation: Pastor. Church Affiliation: Lutheran.
Young Lee (2013)
Hoboken, NJ. Occupation: Attorney. Church Affiliation: Presbyterian.
William McGraw (2014)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Financial Risk Manager. Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic.
Hilary Melville (2014)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Pharmaceutical Learning & Development Consultant. Church Affiliation: Presbyterian.
Lillian Meyer ’04 (2018)
Queens, New York. Occupation: Civil Engineer. Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic.
Deirdre Mingey (2011)
Jersey City, New Jersey. Occupation: Educator. Church Affiliation: Episcopal.
Dipen Patel (2019)
Hoboken New Jersey. Occupation: Business Logistics. Church Affiliation: Evangelical Free
Raúl Pérez (2013)
Hoboken, NJ. Occupation: Business Development (Healthcare). Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic.
Thomas Postema (2011)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Head of School, Mustard Seed School. Church Affiliation: Christian Reformed.
Mark Quiles (2015)
Hawthorne, NJ. Occupation: School Administrator. Church Affiliation: Non-denominational.
Scott Rostan (2010)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Corporate Trainer. Church Affiliation: Episcopal.
Mary Vidal (2014)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Yoga Instructor Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic.
The Advisory Council is the Mustard Seed School “Think Tank.” Advisors come together once a year to offer fresh perspective and ideas to the board and staff.
Joan Allman Bates
Joan Isaacs Litman
Birgit Solano Richante