Charles Ross graduated from Rutgers University in 1990 with a B.A. in History and completed his education coursework at Rutgers Newark in 1993. He obtained his M.A. in Educational Administration in 2000 from New Jersey City University and has begun doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. He taught history in East Orange. Mr. Ross was an SAT Site Director/Math Teacher for the Princeton Review and an Assistant Principal of East Orange High School and East Orange Campus 9 where he helped build a successful system of small learning communities. Other jobs he has held include Security Supervisor at Yankee Stadium, paralegal for Jacoby & Meyers, and sandwich maker for Blimpie. His interests include both family history and the history of secondary schools in New Jersey.