New Dawn Charter High School Board Meeting Dates School year 2018-2019

All meetings start at 2:30 and will be held at 242 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217, except the August 2018 meeting which will be held in the offices of GKV Architects, 675 Third Avenue, Fl 16, New York, NY  10017.  The August 7, 2018 meeting will start at 9 a.m.  There will be a live feed at 242 Hoyt Street.

July 24, 2018

August 7, 2018

September:  To be determined

October 23, 2018

November 26, 2018

December 18, 2018

January 22, 2019

February 26, 2019

March 26, 2019

April 16, 2019

May 28, 2019

June 18, 2017




Ronald Tabano, Chair








Ronald Tabano has over 40 years experience in education beginning his work as a 6th grade teacher, moving to teaching social studies and ELA at the middle and high  school levels, eventually becoming an Assistant Principal. Following this he worked in the  community creating job opportunities for struggling adolescents and was a founding  member of both Wildcat Academy, which opened in 1992 under the NYC DOE and the first  Second Opportunity School (SOS) in the Bronx which opened in 1997.  Mr. Tabano also  started the first New Beginnings School in 1999 in Queens. He marshaled Wildcat  Academy through the charter conversion process in 2000. Today as CEO/Principal of  Wildcat, Mr. Tabano is responsible for a budget of $9.5 million and a staff of 54. 

Leslie Winter, Vice Chair


Leslie Winter is the former Executive Director of the Achilles Foundation, the Assistant Commissioner for Planning in the Division of Real Property in NYC and the Director of Real Estate Programs for NYU’s Real Estate institute.  He is involved in commercial real estate in NYC and is the chairperson or president of two economic development not-for-profits and sits on the Boards of two others.

Ms. Jane Y. Sun, Board Member

 Ms. Jane Y. Sun is the lead data engineer at the The Center for Educational Innovation in NYC. In her position as lead data engineer, Ms. Sun has designed powerful integrated software tools for schools and teachers that explain business rules and analytical priorities. She has helped schools consolidate school data and thereby resolving any data issues resulting from the consolidation of school data and data errors. She has provided evaluation of data management policies, procedures and other documentation requested by software companies, the Federal Education Department, and the NYC DOE. Ms. Sun has also supported school improvement through teacher evaluation, assessment data analysis, and the use of data. She has also conducted and supported data-use training, software tool-use training, and growth target setting as requested by various schools. Ms. Sun also oversees the supervision and work of data engineers in her company . Among many other technical abilities, Ms. Sun has excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities,  has experience in quantitative analysis and SAS programming. Ms. Sun holds a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from City College of New York of the City University of New York and a  B.A. in Mathematics from the Tianjin Normal University, 1994, Tianjin, China.


Darlene Anderson, Member







 Ms. Darlene A. Anderson is the CEO of Utopia Network Inc. a New York City community based nonprofit organization that offers a wide range of services to the community; inclusive of economic enhancement, education, vocational, & employment opportunities, youth development, family support services, health & wellness resources and housing linkage.

Ms. Anderson is also motivational speaker, a personal and professional development coach, a philanthropist and author of the autobiographical empowerment book titled, “Not Without A Fight: 10 Ways To Win When It Appears You've Already Lost”.

Philip Weitzman, Ph.D., Member


Among Dr.  Weitzman's many accomplishments, Dr. Weitzman was chief academic and regulatory affairs officer for an 850-student university campus with graduate and undergraduate programs in business, liberal arts, art and design.  He managed the academic budget and responsible for reconciling and achieving compliance with two often-conflicting legal and educational accreditation systems.  Dr. Weitzman was responsible for producing regional re-accreditation self-study and obtaining re-licensure.  Dr. Weitzman is also a licensed attorney and was an Administrative Law Judge , served on the NYC Environmental Control Board, from May 2007-present, is a Public Arbitrator,  on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, 2011-present, and was an Administrative Law Judge (part-time), for the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission and NYC Parking Violations Bureau, from 1985-1989.