The state Commissioner of Education spoke at a combined meeting of the Somerset and Hunterdon county school boards associations, which also featured a presentation by Arts Ed Now on the state of arts education in New Jersey. The Essex and Sussex county school boards associations also each held meetings, as the new school year got underway.
New Jersey Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington addressed a combined meeting of the Somerset and Hunterdon county associations this week. Also speaking was Bob Morrison, who is the Somerset County School Boards Association president, Watchung Hills Regional board member and the president of Arts Ed Now. Pictured, (L-R), are NJSBA Executive Director Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod; Harrington; Morrison; Christy Tighe, NJSBA vice president for county activities; and Bob Imhoff, president of the Hunterdon County School Boards Association, High Bridge board. The Newark school board was presented with Carole E. Larsen Master Board Certification, which is awarded by the NJSBA Board Member Academy in recognition of dedication to professional development. Pictured (L-R) during presentation of the award at an Essex County School Boards Association meeting are NJSBA Executive Director Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod; Deborah Thompson-Gaddy, Newark board member; Charlene Peterson, NJSBA field services representative; Tave Padilla, Newark board vice-president; and Daniel T. Sinclair, NJSBA president. Ray Morris, president of the Sussex County School Boards Association, opened a recent meeting of the county association, held at Sussex County Community College. Morris is a member of the Newton school board. Sussex County Interim Executive County School Superintendent Rosalie Lamonte addressed the Sussex County School Boards Association, providing updates on public education in New Jersey.