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Principal- Miguel Sosa, M.A.

Mr. Miguel A. Sosa was born in Puerto Rico and has been a lifelong resident in the city of Paterson. As a true educator, he has proven to be a lifelong learner. His K-12 studies took its roots at the Dale Avenue School and culminated with a John F. Kennedy High School diploma in 1984. He holds a post-graduate Business Administration Degree from the Caribbean University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Arts Degree in Administration and Supervision from New Jersey City University. Additionally, he has completed three years of doctoral studies in Servant Leadership at the College of St. Elizabeth and is in the process of finishing his dissertation.

He has 18 years of experience in the field of education, all at Eastside High School. He began his career in 2001 as a business teacher and after 5 years, he was promoted as business chairperson. In 2012 he became the vice principal of GOPA and as of the 2018-2019 school year, became the Principal of GOPA. Mr. Sosa has stated on multiple occasions that he’s extremely honored to give back to his beloved community. His desir

Vice Principal - Tyeshia A. Hilbert, M.Ed.

Ms. Tyeshia A. Hilbert was born in Passaic, New Jersey and moved with her family to Paterson, New Jersey at the age of six. She is proud to still call the great city of Paterson her home. Ms. Hilbert comes from a long line of educators which include her mom and other family members. She graduated from William Paterson University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. After a successful bout in the business sector, she made the decision to go into education in 2005, through the New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey program, and began her teaching career with Paterson Public Schools in 2006. Ms. Hilbert graduated from Concordia University with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2015, and is currently working towards her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Seton Hall University.

Ms. Hilbert has served in various capacities within the Paterson Public School district. She has served as an elementary school teacher at School 27 for seven years, as a District administrator in the roles of Affirmative Action Officer and Coordinator of Culture & Climate for two years, and as the Vice Principal at School Number 12 for three years. She is ecstatic to serve as Vice Principal of GOPA and is excited about the possibilities that this program will offer students.

Ms. Hilbert is passionate about education and seeks to inspire students that despite any obstacle, they have the power not only to soar academically, but to reach new heights that will impact their lives and the global world around them.

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Vice Principal Ollo

Mr. Michael Ollo was born in Newark, NJ and has been a teacher since 1984.  He also served five years in the U. S. Air Force.   In addition to being the Vice Principal, he also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Education at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.   As a high school teacher, he has taught psychology, history, biology and math and was the New York City District 3 Teacher of the Year in 1990 and the Governor’s Teacher of the Year in 1998.  His educational career has also included being the Lead Teacher of the Alternative School, the Dean of Students as well as the Advanced Placement History and Psychology teacher.  He became the Social Studies Department Chair in 2010 and the Vice Principal in 2014.  He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications, History and Political Science and Master’s Degrees in the Arts of Teaching and in Educational Leadership.    As the Vice Principal of the School of Government and Public Administration (GoPA), he supports the mission of the school and facilitates teacher growth.  He is extremely honored to be able to part of one of the best urban schools in New Jersey as it prepares students for academic success and prepares them for college and career success.