Meet The Candidates

Lindy Stork, Reggie Parker, and Jad Kaado are running for New Brunswick Board of Education on a platform to put our students first.

LINDA “LINDY” STORK

  • New Brunswick resident for 45 years,  homeowner for 32 years
  • Rutgers Livingston BA in Urban Teacher Education and Trenton State MA in Bilingual and Multicultural Education
  • NJ State Teacher Certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Bilngual/Multicultural and ESL Education
  • Bilingual Kindergarten teacher in New Brunswick for over 30 years
  • Mother of two former New Brunswick Public School students
  • Volunteer program provider at the New Brunswick Free Public Library
  • Board member of the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library

Linda has a wealth of experience with the public education system in New Brunswick, both as an educator and as a parent.  Both of her children attended Lincoln, their neighborhood school.  Her daughter then went on to graduate from the Health Science Technology High School, and her son from the Vocational Technical High School in Piscataway.  Since retirement, Linda has worked and volunteered with various children’s programs at the public library, and recently joined the board of the Friends of the library.  She has attended many school board meetings over the years, and looks forward to being part of a decision-making process that puts students first.

REGINALD “REGGIE” PARKER

  • Rutgers College graduate with a Political Science degree
  • Rutgers Athletics Alumni and the 2007 recipient of Rutgers Wrestling Scholar Athlete Award 
  • Paul Robeson Scholarship recipient
  • New Brunswick homeowner for two years in the 5th Ward

Reginald is recently married and he and his wife bought their first home in New Brunswick’s 5th ward. Reginald is active in the community and is invested in the future of New Brunswick.As the son of an educator and a public servant Reginald has been instilled with a strong respect for the education system. He understands the importance of education and it’s impact on the community and society at large. Reginald plans to use his skillset to represent New Brunswick with transparency and to put students first.

JAD KAADO

  • Lifelong resident of New Brunswick
  • Rutgers graduate with a Master’s Degree in Archaeology from the University of Toronto
  • Journalist and community organizer
  • Curator of free writing programs in New Brunswick

Jad Kaado is a proud lifelong resident of New Brunswick who has worked as a reporter at a community newspaper covering local issues including our school system, and he currently leads creative writing workshops here in New Brunswick. After graduating from Rutgers University with honors, Jad went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Archaeology from the University of Toronto.  He has worked at archaeological sites in Jordan, Syria, and Turkey, serving in multiple supervisory positions. As a member of the school board, Jad will serve the children and families of New Brunswick by prioritizing their needs.