My experience in public education spans five decades. I received a Doctorate in Education from Rutgers University. I have worked in urban, suburban and rural districts as both a teacher and administrator. My administrative experience includes every level of leadership: Department Chair, Assistant Principal, Supervisor and Prlncipal. I served 21 years as Superintendent of Schools in New Jersey in three different districts. Upon retirement, I was selected as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators representing all Superintendents in the state. For the last 9 years I served as Executive Director of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit in Doylestown, Pennsylvania working with 13 school districts and school boards serving a 100,000 public and private school students.
In each state, I was elected president of the respective State Associations and served as a governing board member of our national organization, the American Association of School Administrators. For the past 25 years I have taught at the following Universities: Rutgers, Rowan, Farleigh Dickinson, Delaware Valley, and Gwynedd Mercy University. I taught all of the administrative, curriculum, and leadership courses at the institutions referenced above.
In addition, I have conducted Board/Superintendent retreats in both states as an expert facilitator. I conducted tens of Superintendent searches in both states and served as the policy chairperson for the Middle States Accreditation Organization. I received the Presidents award from Rowan University for creating a professional development district that created an in-district master's degree program developed jointly between a district/university partnership.