I grew up in Newark and Bloomfield, NJ. I attended Bloomfield High School, inn Bloomfield, NJ, where I particpated in Student Government and lettered in varsity football fo four years. I attended Monmout University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science, in Special Education (1999). I attended Kean Unoversity, graduating with a Master of Arts, in Educational Administartion (2003). I am currently attending Liberty University, attempting to obtain a Doctorate in Educational Leadershiop. I currently reside in Midland Park, NJ, with my wife Johnna. We have three children: Carter (10), Callie (7), and Cade (5).
I began tecahing in 1999, with positions held in Roxbury and West Orange. I have worked as an administrator in the folliwing districts, since October of 2003: New Providence, East Orange, Elmwood Park, and Lyndhurst. Positions that have held include the following: Assistant Principal for Attendance and Discipline (HS), Assistant Pirncipal for Athletics and Activities (HS), Director of Special Services (Pre-K-12), Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Special Services (Pre-K-12), and Superintdent of Schools (Pre-K-12).
I am a true believer in educating each child on an individual basis; trying my best to instill values, morals, and ethics into them throughout my tenure. Good teaching takes good practice, and as educators, irt is our role to constantly explore new and specific techniques that are successful. All educators need to prioritize student needs, working from the ground up in developing children that are ready to face the challenges of the global society that we live in. Ensuring that children enter the college and career workforce with the right tools, one must really get to know them on a personal level. As I have physically gotten further and further away from the classroom it is juyst as important for me to develop these same relationships with parents, staff, and members of the community.
Superintendent of Schools
Rockaway Borough Schools
103 East Main Street
Rockaway, NJ 07866