Erik Aarts has been a part of the All Saints community since 1998. He and his wife, Liz, have lived in Hoboken since 1993 and joined All Saints Parish after the birth of their first child. Inspired by the Parish community, Erik has served on the Vestry of the Parish as well as on the Board of the Jubilee Center. He joined the School Board of Trustees in 2012, and currently serves as Board Chair. Erik and Liz have four children, all of whom either currently attend or have graduated from the School. Erik is an account manager for a leading global investment manager in New York.
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. Today, she is one of the two Vestry members serving on the School Board.
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.
Alex Douklias has been part of the All Saints community since 2009. She and her husband, James Witmer, have lived in Hoboken since 2002, and have three children, all of whom attend All Saints. Alex joined the School Board in 2017. She has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years, and is currently a senior member of the Global Corporate Bank at JPMorgan. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Manitoba in Canada, an MBA from New York University, and is a CFA charterholder.
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.
Kirsten Georges joined the School Board in 2009. Originally from Bethesda, Md., she has lived in Hoboken since 1996. Kirsten and her husband, Mike LaTona, are proud parents of one child, whom has attended the School since 2009. Kirsten is a Managing Director and Senior Trust Officer with Fiduciary Trust Company International in New York City. She has more than 24 years of experience in trust and estate administration and relationship management. Kirsten earned her B.A. in 1991 from Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, and was awarded the designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) in 2008.
Craig Laurie has been a part of the All Saints community since 2007. He and his wife, Joanne, have lived in Hoboken since 2005. Craig has served on the Vestry of the All Saints Parish. He has served on the School Board since 2016. Craig and Joanne have two children, both of whom currently attend the School. Craig is a divisional CFO at a global alternative asset manager in New York City.
Bruce Safford is a Senior Director with Thomson Reuters, responsible for editorial groups publishing accounting, securities, and tax law guidance for professionals. When Bruce’s business unit moved to Hoboken, he became the Employee Global Volunteer Network Coordinator for All Saints. He joined the School Board in 2017. Bruce is a graduate of Ithaca College in New York and lives in Manhattan with his wife Kathy Silva, a painter. Weekends are spent at their house in the Catskills, where Kathy enjoys gardening and Bruce continues a lifelong process of learning to fly-fish.
Bernadette Sarlo is the Director of Placement and Outreach at George Jackson Academy, an independent school for low-income boys in New York City. She has served on the School Board since 2015. A graduate of The Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J., and Colgate University, New York, Bernie holds a degree in Art History & Studio Art, and Educational Studies, as well as a College Counseling Specialized Certificate from the University of California, San Diego. A Hoboken resident since 2009, Bernadette is also a member of St. Ann’s Church in Hoboken, and volunteers monthly at the Hoboken Shelter.
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.
The Rev. Erik Soldwedel is an ordained Deacon and the founding Program Director of Newark ACTS of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, a service-learning program for young adults that emphasizes social justice, community service, spiritual formation and communal living. Deacon Soldwedel, who studied Public Administration at Ramapo College, in New Jersey, spent more than 25 years in the wine and liquor industry, and owned a wine and spirits brokerage firm. Deacon Soldwedel serves as Interim Clergy as Deacon in Residence at St. Paul’s Church, Paterson. He is a Trustee of the Diocese of Newark and serves as a consultant for churches in transition or those in need of conflict resolution. Deacon Soldwedel also served for several years as a chaplain and Deacon at Christ Hospital in Jersey City. He has a passion for political and world history. He has served on the School Board since 2013. Deacon Soldwedel lives in Hawthorne with his wife of 25 years and their 14-year-old Lhasa Poo, Winnie.
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.
Nathan Yee is a Professor of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. He joined the School Board in 2017. He and his wife, Dr. Amy Huang, M.D., have lived in Hoboken for over 10 years. Their son, Forest, has attended the School since 2013. Nathan was born and raised in Canada. After finishing his Bachelor’s Degree at McGill University, Canada, he moved to Indiana and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame. In 2009, Nathan was awarded the Houtermans medal by the European Association of Geochemistry for his exceptional scientific contributions to the field of geochemistry. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the Environmental Geomicrobiology Laboratory at Rutgers University.
Veronica Loving is a Second-Grade teacher at All Saints, and is now in her 12th year in that role. Born and raised in Bergen County, Ms. Loving earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Boston University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education, New York. Since attending elementary school, Ms. Loving has always wanted to be a second-grade teacher. Thus, she is particularly excited and passionate about her position at All Saints. Ms. Loving lives in Hoboken with her husband, Jim, her daughter, Delia (who is a Third-Grade student at All Saints), and her son, Declan (who is a Pre-K student at All Saints). Ms. Loving, a devoted baseball fan, loves running and likes to travel.