Board Members


Titia Lomax was born and raised in Englewood, NJ and a graduate of Dwight Morrow High School.  Her education includes an Associate’s Degree from Bergen Community College,
a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from William Paterson University and a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Technology from Ramapo College.  Additionally, She attended the Alternate Route program to obtain the necessary training to become an NJ certified teacher.

Titia began her teaching career in 2002 and worked tirelessly in all capacities including tutoring, coaching, building rep, social committee and team leader.  For a majority of her teaching years, She was the lead teacher for the summer school program.

She is a member of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. which is a professional organization of women in the field of education.  Those are dedicated teachers and career educators who have expanded their careers beyond the classrooms in support of programs for youth, educational development, community involvement, and sisterhood activities. 

“My passion in life is to help encourage others. When I was a young, single mother; my journey from a “teen mom” to an educator with an advanced degree was full of many obstacles. However, with the help, guidance, and encouragement from others; I reigned and now I want to pay it forward. I want to help children whenever I can to overcome their challenges and become a successful member of today’s society.” - Titia Lomax



Brianna Peterson started her education career in high school as a volunteered pre-k/kindergarten after school teacher as community service. She has obtained her Assoc. in Science, Prof. Studies, in General Education, as well as continuing her education to attain her bachelor’s degree in literature. Brianna is also a NJ state certified daycare teacher. She worked professionally with infants and toddlers for four years. Creating weekly curriculums, which included gross motor skills, forming language skills, social and emotional skills, and monitoring cognitive development. 

Brianna has taken early childhood education courses at Bergen Community college; such as General Psychology, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Intro to Education, and Early Child Ed I. All while working as a first-grade paraprofessional at Grieco Elementary School. Brianna has worked in the Englewood Public School District going on seven years. She has gained the advantage to experience working at every school level in the district. Working with elementary school students all the way up to high school students. 

During this time, she has advised a club for teenage girls (Pearls for Girls), instructed the Dwight Morrow High School's 2018 Black History Month Assembly, as well as mentoring many students from middle school to high school. Brianna has also been an ACT and SAT Proctor for the state of NJ for the past six years. Not only is Brianna heavily involved in the education field, but she is also par takes in the musical arts. Brianna has coached children on vocal abilities in and out of the school district. She has judged a big-time local showcase called Englewood Idol, and won herself when she was in high school.  Brianna has helped in the vocal department for a few musical arts performances as well as writing her own lyrics to many songs. Brianna Peterson is not done with her contribution to the youth. LLRP Inspire is just another stepping stone of her involvement with the youth.  

“I always knew working with children was going to be in my future. I’m glad I followed my heart. So now that future is my present, and I can continue to increase my skills to make a better future for the youth today.” - Brianna Peterson



Sonya McFadden has been employed by the Hackensack Board of Education since 1992. She started working in the schools for a program called Hackensack C.A.R.E.S (Community Activities Reinforcing Even Start); which was funded through a grant from the government for families.  She has had the pleasure of working with all ages. Sonya also volunteers her services for many years with the PTA’s and was the president of the PTSA for 4 years. 

Her love for children does not stop in the schools. In her church, she has volunteered for many events for the youth. Sonya worked with the youth as a Vacation Bible School Teacher and is a member of the Scholarship Committee, which gives her joy in assisting students with funds for college. 

“It gives me joy to volunteer whenever I have an opportunity to help children.” - Sonya Mcfadden