Superintendent's Corner

Bernard F. Bragen, Jr. ** November 2020**

The End of the First Marking Period

As October morphs into November with fall soon to give way to winter we are approaching several important dates. From November 2nd through November 6th schools are closed for our fall break providing staff and students a much need respite and a chance to recharge before returning to school on November 9, 2020. The first marking concludes at the end of that week on November 13, 2020, with the second marking period beginning on November 17, 2020. If you have not already done so, please complete the survey by selecting remote or in-person instruction for your child for the second marking period. For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will seek parental commitments for one marking period at a time. As it appears at present, our in-person instruction will continue in a single-session format until the winter break in December. As January, 2021 approaches we will make scheduling decisions taking into account all factors related to the coronavirus at that time. We are still navigating these uncharted waters, and we will continue to do so together. Continue to shine bright Edison 💡!

The District Welcomes Dr. Edward Aldarelli

Dr. Edward Aldarelli recently began working as our Director of Human Resources expanding on his long career in education and administration. Prior to his arrival in Edison, Dr. Aldarelli served as the principal of the West Freehold Elementary School for 13 years, and prior to that, he was an assistant principal in the Howell Township Public Schools for 4 years. He has taught at the elementary level in second grade and was also a middle school social studies teacher prior to moving into administration. Dr. Aldarelli earned his doctorate degree in educational leadership from Saint Peter's University and is a long-standing adjunct professor at Monmouth University. He has presented nationally on the topics of education leadership, professional development, and teacher residency programs. Dr. Aldarelli has also co-authored several research articles on the same topics. We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Adarelli's caliber heading our Human Resources Department, especially during this difficult time.

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