Sebastian joined the School Board in 2020 as a community member. He grew up in Ottawa, Canada and studied Math and Computer Science at McGill. He has been a quantitative analyst in the fixed income division at Morgan Stanley since 2014. Outside of work he enjoys traveling, fitness, and reading.
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.
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.
Jennifer Leach English, who lives in Hoboken with her husband Jeff and their children, has been a member of the All Saints family since 2014. She has worked for AIN, a global, multi-platform aviation and aerospace media company, since 2006. She is currently the editorial director of Business Jet Traveler magazine. She has a B.A. in writing from DePauw University where she also was a Media Fellow. Jennifer also serves on the Board of Directors of Corporate Angel Network, a non-profit organization that provides free business jet transportation to treatment centers for cancer patients and their families.
Jim joined the School Board in 2020 as a community member. He and his husband, Hugh have lived in Hoboken for 20+ years. Jim grew up in a large Irish family on Long Island and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a concentration in Economics from Mount St. Mary’s University, Maryland. He worked in the banking industry in loan syndications & trading for over 25 years at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and UBS. Currently, he is a real estate agent duly licensed in New Jersey and New York. Jim enjoys traveling, architecture, kayaking, running, gardening, exploring wines and is addicted to Peleton and pizza!
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.
Ruth McMorrow was born and raised in Hudson County and has lived in Hoboken since 1985. After a 30+ year in commercial and investment banking, she joined Parsons Corporation in 2011 to start up their project development and finance arm. In addition, she currently serves as a Director for Parsons Federal Credit Union. Ruth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Montclair State University and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University. She joined the School Board in 2019.
Konrad Praczukowski grew up in Seattle and has a degree in Art from the University of Washington. He has traveled extensively and lived abroad in France and England before moving to New York in 2002 while working for the decorative painting company, Meriguet-Carrere. Konrad has lived in Hoboken with his wife Donna since 2005. Their twelve year old son Brennan, has attended All Saints since 2011. Konrad has created several decorative painting companies servicing the high-end residential market in NYC since 2006. He currently is co-owner of Uriu Nuance LLC. in midtown Manhattan since 2015. Konrad is a big fan of traveling, experiencing new cultures, architecture, museums, studio time and spending time with family and friends.
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.
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.