Re-imagining Your Education at Newark Academy

Can learning be fun? Is reading a challenging book or solving a tricky problem something to celebrate? Does working alongside others help you thrive? Is integrity important to you?  If so, you need a school that values critical thinking over memorizing, exploration over contentment, and meaningful connections over superficial interactions. Newark Academy is just that school. Here we’re re-imagining what it means to be a rigorous, transformative college preparatory school. Here your learning leads to confidence – in yourself and in your ideas. Here compassionate teachers and supportive classmates encourage you to take risks and to try again. Here, you’ll discover that serious thinking leads to the joy and the power of being you.

Meet the Staff

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Keith Fischer

    Keith Fischer 

    Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, Varsity Football Head Coach
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  • Photo of Alexis Sommers

    Alexis Sommers 

    Director of Admission Operations and Financial Aid
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  • Photo of Kristen Johnson

    Kristen Johnson 

    Associate Director of Admission
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  • Photo of Troy Burki

    Troy Burki 

    Database Manager
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  • Photo of Allyson Richardson

    Allyson Richardson 

    Admission Associate
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  • Photo of Anita McKenna-Murphy

    Anita McKenna-Murphy 

    Front Office Manager
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  • Photo of Edward Pursell

    Edward Pursell 

    Faculty Admission Officer & English Teacher
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  • Photo of Maaike Kuen

    Maaike Kuen 

    Administrative Assistant
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Reimagining rigor for students in grades 6-12