About the Candidates

Carritta Cook

Healthcare Professional

  • Dental Assistant at Local Surgery Center
  • Pursuing Degree in Psychology at Brookdale
  • Carritta's son attends Bradley Elementary School

  • Joe Grillo

    Community Leader & Volunteer

  • Co-Founder, Asbury Park Dinner Table
  • Member, Asbury Park Green Team
  • Current School Board Member

  • Wendi Glassman

    Attorney & Bank Executive

  • General Counsel and Vice-Chair for NYC Bank
  • President, Sunset Lake Park Conservancy
  • Mentor for Women Reentering the Workforce

  • Issues


  • Expand Dream Academy where students graduate with both a high school diploma and a degree from Brookdale.
  • Expand Career-Readiness programs with Allied Health, Culinary Arts, Engineering, and Public Safety.
  • Improve Literacy, Math, and Job Readiness of all students.


  • Use or Sell Underutilized School Properties like the Obama School.
  • Cut Bureaucracy, Not Teacher - Reduce administrators, conduct school-wide operational audit.
  • Improve Energy Effiency and install solar to reduce costs.
  • Increase Transparency & Communication to the School Board and to the public
  • Paid for by CTE Cook Grillo and Glassman for Asbury Park School Board