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Montclair Public Schools Staff, Students and Parents Join the 28th Annual Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation’s Parade and Festival

Monday, June 5, 2017

Members of the Montclair Public Schools and the Board of Education hold the MPS banner. From left: Buzz Aldrin Middle School Vice Principal Major Jennings, Glenfield Principal Joe Putrino, Assistant Superintendent for Equity Dr. Kendra V. Johnson, BOE Vice President Franklin Turner, BOE member Eve Robinson, Charles H. Bullock Principal Nami Kuwabara, Interim Superintendent Barbara Pinsak, Buzz Aldrin Middle School Principal Jill Sack and District Mental Health/Anti-Bullying Coordinator Andrew Evangelista. 

The 28th annual Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation’s (MAAHF) Parade and Festival took place on Sat., June 3. It was a beautiful day for a celebration featuring members of the Montclair Public Schools and Board of Education, community members who represent the public and private business sectors, public officials, celebrated athletes and artists, community organizers and organizations. Artistic floats and motorcades processed through the South Ward section of Montclair.

The mission of MAAHF is to build upon the rich African-American cultural legacy through support of quality local programs funded through grass roots organized events. Providing quality historical, health, and cultural education within interactive forum settings to strengthen the community as a whole.  Additionally, through individual, corporate and business support, MAAHF provides scholastic scholarships and fosters opportunities to create model programs which encourage harmonious living.

At left: The Montclair Police Department marches in the parade.
At right: Members of Montclair High School’s Center for Social Justice ride a float.

Members of MHS’s CSJ pose with their families.

At left: Buzz Aldrin Middle School Principal Jill Sack and BOE member Eve Robinson. At right: BOE member Eve Robinson, District Mental Health/Anti-Bullying Coordinator Andrew Evangelista, Former Deputy Mayor and Retired Deputy Police Chief Roger Terry, Assistant Superintendent for Equity Dr. Kendra V. Johnson, Deputy Township Manager Brian Scantlebury and Interim Superintendent Barbara Pinsak. 

MPS staff: Assistant Superintendent for Equity Dr. Kendra V. Johnson, Montclair High School Principal James Earle, Edgemont Principal Cheryl Hopper, Interim Superintendent Barbara Pinsak, Charles H. Bullock Principal Nami Kuwabara and Hillside Principal Samanthaa Anglin.

Montclair’s Fourth Ward Councilor Renee Baskerville, Deputy Township Manager Brian Scantlebury, Deputy Mayor William Hurlock, Mayor Robert Jackson and Councilor-at-Large Robert Russo. 

Updated: 9/25/2017