Press Release:
    Contact Anne H. Gallagher
    NJASA Director of Communications
    609-599-2900, ext. 126



    2018 Regional Superintendents of the Year

    The 2018 Regional New Jersey Superintendents of the Year are available to comment on

    Education-Related Issues.


    Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 25, 2017 … The New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) has selected two regional 2018 Superintendents of the Year. They are: Region II winner – Charles B. Sampson, Chief Education Officer, Freehold Regional High School District; and Region III winner - Dr. Kathleen W. Taylor, Chief Education Officer, Ocean City School District.

    The two regional Superintendents of the Year were introduced at the NJASA Executive Committee’s October 25th meeting at the Annual Fall Workshop in Atlantic City. Later that day, Workshop acknowledged the 2018 Regional Superintendents of the Year at its 1pm general session. The workshop is co-sponsored by NJASA, the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) and the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA).

    NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard G. Bozza said, "Both regional superintendents are excellent role models for all aspiring chief education officers to emulate. They are results-oriented educators who continually strive to improve the quality of education for all students they serve."

    The next step in the process for the two regional winners will be the selection of a New Jersey candidate to participate in the AASA National Superintendent of the Year Award. A committee of NJASA Past Presidents will select the 2018 New Jersey Superintendent of the Year. The program, now in its 31st year and sponsored by First Student, VALIC, and AASA, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our nation’s public schools.

    The selection qualifications for the State and National Superintendent of the Year include: meeting the needs of their students, demonstrated communication strength, a commitment to professional development and growth, and significant community involvement.  Additionally, at the state and regional levels, NJASA has an additional qualification that addresses service with the county affiliate and NJASA.

    AASA will announce the National Superintendent of the Year at its Annual Conference on Education in February 2018.


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