Meet the APA PTSO Board
Welcome to the Academy for Performing Arts!
My name is Kimmie Sasarak, and I have loved the first year at APA. I am a proud mother of 2, a daughter entering her sophomore year in the fall as a Dance Major, and a son who is a 7th grade at McManus Middle School in Linden. I am thrilled to be part of such a diverse, committed, and talented community and I look forward to supporting you and focusing on what we may build together. I have been active in the Project Graduation Class of 2025 Committee, along with serving as Vice-President and currently President for 2 years on McManus Middle PTA Board. I am a Union County native, growing up in Linden. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling.
Professionally, I am a Manager for an Anesthesia Billing Company in Cranford.
Christine is a first-time Vice President for our APA-PTSO. She works at Overlook Medical Center as the Rehab Manager. Christine has four children Her daughter, Catherine, is a senior Theater Major, and her son, William, is a freshman Theater Major. William's twin attends Seton Hall Prep, and her daughter, Caroline, is a 6th grader.
Jennie is thrilled to be returning to the APA-PTSO Board and is looking forward to the upcoming school year. Jennie has four children. Her older daughter graduated APA, Class of 2017, and her daughter, Bridget, is a senior theater major.
Kathleen lives in Mountainside with her husband and six children. Her oldest daughter, Molly, graduated from APA in 2018. Noreen is a senior Dance Major and her brother, Keegan, is a sophomore at Allied Health..
Kara is very happy to be a part of the APA community!!
She lives in Westfield with her husband, Ryan. They have 3 children, a 22 year old daughter, a 20 year old son and Samantha, a dancer, class of 2025.
A nurse by trade, she “retired” to raise her kids and do volunteer work.
Board of Ed Liaison
Julia is looking forward to her first year on the PTSO Board. Her daughter, Kaitlyn, is a junior dance major at APA. Her other daughter, Lia, is in 7th grade.