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  • janet


    Welcome to our Mountainside School District website. I hope that you will find the information within to be helpful for you and your children.  

    I am honored to introduce myself as the new Superintendent of the Mountainside School District and would like to take a moment to introduce myself and share some of my background with you. I come to you with 31 years of experience working at the Atlantic Highlands Elementary School District with students from preschool through sixth grade. Atlantic Highlands is a community-based district which offers students personal learning opportunities through an engaging, rigorous, and hands-on education. During my years teaching in both special education and elementary classrooms, I regularly adapted instruction to meet the emotional and educational needs of each individual student. In my roles as both Principal and Director of Assessment and Elementary Programs, I provided guidance and support to all staff members to help them confidently deliver instruction using a wide variety of proven methods. Through my close involvement with other administrators and staff I gained extensive experience with many other aspects including supervising special education and curriculum, ensuring curriculum alignment and implementation, developing budgets that are conscious of the financial needs of the local community, and managing initiatives and projects which aligned with the goals of our Strategic Plan. I also routinely worked closely with the Board of Education, PTO, parent volunteers, the Henry Hudson Tri-District Education Foundation, and other local groups to increase the vital school-community connections which are integral in supporting the success of a district. I am confident that the knowledge I gained through these experiences, and others, will be of benefit to the Mountainside community and your children. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet all of you during the Back to School Nights set for September 18th at Beechwood and September 25th at Deerfield as well as at other “meet and greet” opportunities which will be scheduled. If you are unable to attend these dates, or would like to contact me directly prior to school starting, please feel free to reach out to schedule a convenient time to meet. I can be reached at or through the Board of Education office.