It is with great pride and tremendous honor that I introduce myself as the next Superintendent and Principal of the Lavallette School District. I am grateful to the members of the Board of Education for the opportunity to lead this wonderful school. Now, more than ever, requires a re-imagining and re-envisioning of the educational landscape, and the ways in which we can confidently provide an equitable, accessible, and personalized learning experience for all students. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child(ren), and to building strong relationships in the school community.
As your Superintendent, my focus will lie in several areas. First, I will ensure the district will continue to provide superior curriculum, instruction and learning for all students to reach the highest levels of academic achievement and social-emotional development, with a dedicated concentration on meaningful and innovative instructional technology to prepare students for college and careers in the 21st century. Second, I will dedicate myself to being a highly visible instructional leader who values and nurtures relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff, board members, and the external school community. Third, I commit to being continually forward thinking in strategic planning, fiscal responsibility, and transparent governance in a collaborative manner with the Board of Education and school community at large.
As a parent, former teacher, principal, curriculum director, and state educational leader, I value educational partnerships as the cornerstone of all great schools. As Henry Ward Beecher once said, “The greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.” Roots give children a sense of belonging and the foundation which will guide them in choosing between the just and unjust, and wings allow them to soar into wider and wider worlds of understanding. The school’s partnership with parents and families further strengthens this legacy and allows us to work together to provide the very best educational experience for every child, academically, socially, and emotionally.
Dr. Lisa J. Gleason