Mamaroneck Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried will be heading up the schools in Montville, New Jersey beginning on July 1.
Despite cancellation of school due to snow, an e-mail announcement from the Mamaroneck schools on Wednesday, February 11 announced Dr. Fried’s plans. Included in the message was a release from the Montville Board of Education.
Dr. Fried announced last July that he would be retiring from Mamaroneck at the end of June, 2010.
On February 2, the Mamaroneck School Board President Linnet Tse informed the community that the search for a new superintendent had been narrowed to three candidates. With the help of search consultants from Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, Ltd (HYA), board members have been engaged in the search since last October. (See: In A Challenging Climate for Supt. Search, Board Picks Consultants.)
MONTVILLE, NJ, February 9, 2010 – The Montville Township Board of Education announced that Dr. Paul R. Fried will be appointed Superintendent of the Montville Township School District at a Special Board meeting on February 18th, with July 1 being his official start date in the District. Dr. Fried, who comes to Montville with a depth of leadership experience in education — and in similarly high achieving districts — is currently the Superintendent of the Mamaroneck Public Schools in Westchester County, New York.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Fried join us as our new superintendent and are confident that his track record for establishing collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders will help move our district forward,” says Montville Board President Jon Alin.
Known for his thoughtful and creative leadership, Dr. Fried began his career as an elementary school teacher and worked for many years as an elementary school principal in Ossining. He then went on to become Ossining’s Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education and Human Resources. Dr. Fried earned his BA and MA from SUNY New Paltz and his Ed.D.from Teachers College Columbia University, where he also has served as an adjunct professor.
Upon being offered the position Dr. Fried expressed his excitement in coming to Montville. “I am very appreciative to have the opportunity to join an outstanding school district. Montville enjoys a wonderful reputation, and I am pleased to have the chance to work collaboratively with all constituencies to move the District forward. I plan to spend the day in the District on February 18th and look forward to meeting students, staff and parents.”
In announcing Dr. Fried’s departure from the District, the Mamaroneck Schools wrote: “Under Dr. Fried’s leadership, Mamaroneck has soared to new heights. For the first time, the District has developed a system for setting measurable goals for all key areas of work, including student learning, which has enabled much progress to be made in the areas of curriculum consistency and development. A structure now in place creates a highly organized process for teacher goal setting, observation and evaluation, and raises expectations and support for quality teaching. Additionally, the District has significantly and positively changed its relationship with the Mamaroneck Teachers Association (MTA)….he has paid special interest to: early learning and intervention….technology – bringing the District to the 21st century with updated financial, student database, and communications systems.”
Between now and July 1, Dr. Fried will work on developing a plan for meeting and becoming acquainted with all of the District’s constituencies, including parents, staff, community members, and municipal leaders. Dr. Fried recognizes that the District must fill some key leadership positions in the next few months and he looks forward to working with administration, teacher, staff and parent leaders to accomplish this important task.