Director of Stockton Scholars Program and Strategy
Janae Aptaker is the Director of the Stockton Scholars Program & Strategy. Stockton Scholars is a program component of the Reinvent Stockton Foundation, a charitable organization that aims to expand opportunity and build hope by attracting resources into Stockton and investing in our city's people. Janae is a California native at heart and spent time growing up in both the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
The seed for Janae’s career in education was planted in New York City during her time as a graduate student intern with NYU Metro Center for Research on Equity & Transformation of Schools. There, she developed a passion for data-based program development and advocacy services for urban youth. Janae is an advisory member for California Afterschool Network’s Site Coordinator Work Group. Additionally, she was selected to be part of the first cohort of Alameda County Office of Education, Expanded Learning Programs Division’s Site Visitor Cadre Program designed to provide grantee technical assistance and support. Janae volunteers with Resonate Church as a Missional Community Leader. Additionally, she is a Coalition Community leader with Eden Youth and Family Center in Hayward.
Janae enjoys hiking and is a semi-aspiring wine, cheese, & chocolate connoisseur. When she is not advocating for Stockton’s students and families, she enjoys spending time with her husband Lee, her two sons and her super cute English Bulldog named Madeline.