Over the past several months, the Rockaway Township Board of Education conducted a rigorous search for a school superintendent. The collaborative process began with the Board of Education seeking feedback from multiple stakeholder groups throughout the district to gain insight into their perspective on what an ideal superintendent would look like. Meetings with several small groups produced positive insight that guided the creation of the advertisement which included district priorities and desired expectations.
At the conclusion of the recruitment period, the district received thirty applications from quality candidates throughout the State of New Jersey. The Board of Education met numerous times to examine and discuss the potential candidates, and after extensive evaluation, began interviewing the most desired candidates. Candidates were introduced to a series of questions that were drawn from several different sources. After multiple rounds of interviews, the selection was narrowed down to only a few candidates, and the board unanimously agreed on the chosen final candidate.
The process resulted in the successful appointment of Dr. Richard Corbett.
Dr. Corbett comes to our district with a lot of experience and we are very glad to have him begin on July 1st, 2022.
Community Outreach committee