Paterson Arts & Science Charter School


Dear Wildcat families,

I don’t know where to start. So, I guess I will start by saying “Thank you”.

In what many saw as a challenge, I saw an opportunity, an opportunity to give children in the city in which I was born and raised, a chance to showcase their talents and show the world just how smart they are.

My intention was to give the best that I had, which meant that I had to bring the best that I had with me, Ms. Roman and Ms. Arizmendi. Each of them brought a heightened skillset, and keen intuition far beyond their years. Their passion and dedication would prove to be the perfect compliment to mine. My CEO, Mr. Nihat Guvercin, gave me a gift, Mr. Kikanov, someone that would prove to be a lifesaver time after time.   Together we formed a team that was committed to giving its all. A few retired lieutenants, detectives and police officers stepped in: retired Sheriff’s Officer Lieutenant Mr. David Moody, retired Police Officer Mr. Bruce Ercan, retired Sergeant Mr. Carmine Battista, and retired Police Officer Mr. William Hertz, with an understanding of safety and security that allowed administration to focus on your children.

For the past two years, each of your children has given us more enjoyment than you could ever imagine. They have left imprints on our hearts that will last a lifetime. It is with a heavy heart that I announce to you that Ms. Roman, Ms. Arizmendi and I will each be taking on a new role within the organization as of July 01, 2015. Ms. Roman will be the District ELA Chair, Ms. Arizmendi will be the Assistant Director at Passaic Middle High School and I will be the Chief Academic Officer (CAO).

On behalf of Ms. Roman, Ms. Arizmendi, and myself, I would like to thank you for your unwavering support to Paterson – Arts and Science Charter School and for allowing your child to be a Wildcat”.  The spirit of the Wildcat was something that we could only envision, and your children and our amazing staff made it a reality. For that, I sincerely thank you.

On Thursday, June 11, 2015, please join me from 6:00PM to 7:00 PM in the gymnasium, so that I can introduce you to the new Director of Paterson Arts and Science Charter School, Mr. Danny Necimo. Please print out the form by clicking on the word form. It will direct you to this same letter. Fill that out or fill out below and indicate whether or not you will be able to join me. The form should be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher by Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Kindest regards,

Lori S. Cobb

Mrs. Lori S. Cobb, M.Ed.

My name__________________________________________

Child/children’s names:




_________ Yes, I will be joining you for the introduction of the new Director of Paterson Arts and Science Charter School.

_________ No, I will not be joining you for the introduction of the new Director of Paterson Arts and Science Charter School.


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