BRIELLE — The appointment of a new interim superintendent, John P. Russo, was unanimously approved at the Brielle Board of Education meeting on Nov. 16, with his term to start on Jan. 1 and run through June 30.
“I am excited to be a part of the transition while the Board of Education completes its search for a new Superintendent/Principal because of the retirement of Mrs. Carlson,” stated Mr. Russo in an email to The Coast Star.
“Mrs. Carlson’s long and successful tenure and outstanding leadership leave the district in an excellent position for this transition. I look forward to getting to know the students, teachers, support staff, administrators, and parents as quickly as possible, and plan to work diligently to ensure that the remainder of the school year is positive and productive for the Brielle community and students.”
School board president Madaly Jones, said the selection was the product of work by an interim superintendent search committee consisting of board Vice President Joseph Milancewich and members Sean Wohltman and Stephen LaValva.
The committee sifted through many resumes and conducted a series of interviews before selecting Mr. Russo, an individual who they thought would make the best candidate, she said.
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