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.


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APA-PTSO President




Vice President 


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. 

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Corresponding Secretary
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..




Recording Secretary


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. 


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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.