The Board of Directors at Patterson Park Public Charter School has inducted Vernae Hawkins and Norma Rosario as their newest members.
Hawkins will serve as a parent-at-large and Rosario will serve as member-at-large on the Board.
Mrs. Hawkins is a parent of a PPPCS student and a volunteer. She is famous at PPPCS for organizing elaborate Teacher Appreciation Week events. This year, she received over 100 in-kind donations, organized a donated meal for the school’s 97 staff members on each day of the week, and brought in makeup artists and beauty specialists, a photo booth, a game show host, and more. Hawkins has also served on the Patterson Park 5K committee and in her daughter’s classroom.
Hawkins is also a certified professional in human resources and has worked in the field for 13 years. Currently, she is the Human Resource Business Partner at Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union and has experience in talent management, career development, recruitment, change management and organizational restructures. She currently lives in Albemarle Square with her husband Joe and has one child attending PPPCS and another in college.
Rosario currently works as an accountant for the federal government. She also works as a freelancer, providing tax and accounting services to businesses and individuals living in the Baltimore City area.
Rosario was born in the Dominican Republic, and came to the United States when she was 18 years old. She immediately sought for an opportunity to further her education, and earned her bachelor’s in Business Economics from Trinity Washington University. In her free time, Rosario enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and enjoying what Baltimore City has to offer. She lives in Baltimore City with her husband, and their two children, Arianna and Aiden.
The mission of Patterson Park Public Charter School is to provide a community-centered learning environment that values diversity and embraces a whole child approach to develop well-educated citizens.