John Amore joined the School Board in 2018 and has been a member of the All Saints community since 2014. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, John has lived in Hoboken with his wife Aylin and their children Scarlett and Johnny since 2014. John is a Managing Director at UBS responsible for their Wealth Planning businesses in the United States and their Investment Platforms in Latin America. John joined UBS in 2005 and has led wealth management businesses in Switzerland, Latin America and the United States. John began his career as a management consultant for the financial services industry and received his BS in Economics from Boston College, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a Masters of International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA). John is also on the Board of Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken and supports several conservation organizations.
Dave Conover has been a part of the All Saints community since 2014 and joined the Board in 2019. Dave and his wife Jen have lived in Hoboken since 2001. They have three children, Claire, Miles and Kate all of whom attend All Saints. Dave is currently a Principal and the Chief Financial Officer of Select Equity Group, LP. Prior to joining Select Equity Group, L.P. he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for seven years. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University. Dave’s interest include playing softball, skiing, and jumping in the ocean. He also enjoys coaching baseball and softball in the area. Both Dave and Jen actively support various non-for-profit organizations focusing on education, civil rights, justice reform, and military veterans.
Cindy Cray is currently working at Credit Suisse on the daily Federal Reserve Regulatory reporting. Prior to that, Cindy was at HSBC for over six years, and worked for almost 20 years at Citibank. During much of that time, she lived in Zurich, Switzerland. Cindy has been a member of the All Saints Parish since 2002, when she moved into Hoboken. She served as a member of the Jubilee Center Board for 10 years.
Norma De Ruggiero joined the School Board in 2012. She lived in Hoboken for about 20 years, and recently moved to The Doric in Union City. She is a member of the United Synagogue of Hoboken. She was married for over 30 years, and has five children and five grandchildren. Norma has a B.S. in Education and an M.S. in Speech. After several years in the New York City school system, Norma spent time on Wall Street. She found her way to real estate in 1985, and was President of the family-owned Robert DeRuggiero Inc. Realtors in Union City. Norma is now with UNLMTD Real Estate Brokerage in Hoboken as Broker Agent. Her passion is tennis, and she plays singles for exercise. You can often find Norma out in the early morning and later in the evening with Happy Gilmore, her 7-year-old Norfolk Terrier.
Kelly Friel joined the School Board in 2014. Kelly and her husband, Greg, have lived in Hoboken since 2005. Their daughter, Amanda, and son, Ethan, both attend the School. Kelly and Greg both work for Wall Street firms. Kelly is a CPA, and earned her undergraduate degree at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City. Prior to working on Wall Street, she spent seven years in public accounting, of which two years were spent working abroad in Dublin, Ireland. Kelly and Greg love skiing, sailing and spending time in Hoboken and Manhattan.
Becca Prasad has been a member of the All Saints community since 2011. She has four children who attend the school. Becca and her husband settled in Hoboken in 2007. She has her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Nursing from Columbia University, and a Masters of Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Becca is a stay at home mother, and sees patients part-time as an acupuncturist.
A 22-year resident of Hoboken, Madeline was born and raised in Jersey City. She lived there with her parents and three sisters, and was surrounded by grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles in a very busy neighborhood.
She attended Ferris High School, where she began her career of designing and sewing dresses and gowns. With this passion, Madeline was accepted to The Fashion Institute of Technology, where she majored in Couture Fashion Design. Graduating at the young age of 19, she went on to work in the Garment Center of New York City, until she began working on Bridal Gowns. She joined Morilee, LLC in 1985 and is now a partner and the Creative Director of this global bridal brand.
Madeline and Jim Gardner were married in September of 1985. They are proud parents of James, 27 and Sam, 22. Sam was one of the students of the first 8th grade graduating class at ASEDS and is now a senior at The George Washington University, studying Fine Arts.
Madeline and her family are all eminent Hoboken residents and very involved in the community.
Valerie Kovacs has been a part of the All Saints community since 2011 and joined the School Board in 2018. She and her husband, Shane, have three children, all of whom attend All Saints. Ms. Kovacs has practiced law for over fifteen years and is currently in-house counsel for an international bank located in New York City. Ms. Kovacs holds an A.B. degree from Georgetown University and a J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
Sue Simpson is a Hoboken resident (10+ years) and currently works in the Private Bank at JPMorgan in New York City. She is an Executive Director and manages a team of personal Trust Officers who provide trust and estate administration services to ultra high net worth clients. Sue graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA with a concentration in Spanish Literature. She also spent an academic year abroad living with a host family in Malaga, Spain. Sue has been involved locally in events such as Spring Fling and other charitable activities post-Hurricane Sandy. She also enjoys international travel and photography.
This is Ms. Singleton’s thirteenth year as Head of School. She has 30 years of educational experience in independent and public schools in the U.S. and abroad. She holds an Ed.M. in Literacy and Language from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a B.A. in English and Journalism from Rutgers University, and holds teaching licenses in elementary education, special education, and as a reading specialist. She also serves on the board of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, and is an active member of their accreditation committee. Ms. Singleton is an ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church and is passionate about the connection between personal spirituality and service. Her current ministry involves visiting immigration detainees at the Hudson County Correctional Facility and the creation of temporary housing for individuals who have been granted asylum in the United States. Ms. Singleton has been married to Jack Coggins for 25 years, and together they have two young adult sons.
Cassy Sommer joined the School Board in 2014. She and her husband, Scott, have lived in Hoboken for over 15 years. Their son has attended the School since 2011. Cassy has a B.A. in Journalism from St. Michael’s College, Vermont. She has worked for over 20 years as a newspaper editor, and is currently the managing producer for the Trending content team at SILive.com, the online home of the Staten Island Advance. In her free time, Cassy enjoys running, skiing and hiking with her family.
Joy Wilson has been a part of the All Saints community since 2010 and joined the Board in 2018. She currently works at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken as a Project Coordinator. After spending 10 years in corporate banking as a Marketing Associate, she decided to continue her career in academia after having her son Elijah. Elijah graduated from All Saints in 2017. Joy received her Associates Degree in Business Management from Hudson County Community College. In her free time, Joy enjoys watching soccer games with her son, a good book and spending quality time with her family and friends.