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Assistant Super Appointment Creates Domino Effect of Vacancies as School Shuffles Around Staffers

North Dover principal moves to High School North principal spot, among other transitions approved last week

As prepares to move to an assistant superintendent position, a domino effect of a series of occurred, leading to more than a half-dozen promotions and transitions in the .

When students at both the high school and elementary level return to classes in September, they’ll have familiar faces in new positions across several schools in the district.

The first promotion the Toms River Regional School Board agreed to was moving Principal James Hauenstein, who will serve as the newest assistant superintendent for Toms River Regional Schools. He replaces the assistant superintendent spot left vacant after Frank Roselli was named superintendent.

The appointment was made during the school board’s meeting last Tuesday. Later, the school board met in executive session after last Tuesday’s public meeting to discuss the series of transitions. After midnight, the board returned to public session to vote on who would serve where.

The vacancy created by Hauenstein’s move to assistant super would create a ripple effect, leading to six other transition appointments in the district.

Elementary Principal Ed Keller will be principal at High School North.

Supervisor Colleen McGrath will be North Dover Elementary principal.
The High School Supervisor of Special Services, Maryann Pepe, will be the district’s Director of Special Services.

Mike Snyder, who is a physiologist in the district, is moving to Supervisor of Special Services – High School.

Teacher Mallory Kennedy will become the Supervisor of Hooper Avenue Elementary.

Teacher Jason Hughes will become the Supervisor of North Dover Elementary School.

The staffers will assume their new titles and responsibilities for the coming school year.

Steve July 28, 2011 at 08:25 PM
From what I hear Gus has at least 1 relative in every school/department in the district. How in the world did his wife get his elected to the board? Obviously she thought it would benefit her pocketbook....that backfired didn't it!?
Kevin July 29, 2011 at 02:08 PM
Why do we have a BOE member....GK....who can't vote on the majority of issues? What kind of political game is this guy playing, and why are the 3 new "transparent" BOE members taking him under their wing?
Jerry July 29, 2011 at 06:34 PM
Ok lalamama...you seem to have the inside scoop. Could you shed some light on why the new boe members are allowing both Mr. Kakavas & Mr. Ruether in on their plans? Both are known to have family members (& more) working for the district. What political gain do they see in getting these 2 to side with them?
the_cube July 29, 2011 at 06:43 PM
You all have so much to say about who's hired in the district, yet I didn't see your names on the ballot for the board of education. Where are you on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30PM? If you want your voice heard, make it heard. Stop complaining about what you /think you know/ on patch.com.
jack jones July 30, 2011 at 10:56 PM
Kennedy is related to an Asst Sup! Pizza is way too old!

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