MILLBURN, NJ - Kathryn Diskin will be returning to the Millburn School district with a wealth of experience. Diskin who was introduced at Monday night's Board of Education (BOE) meeting.
Diskin takes over from Kyle Arlington, who was hired to the position of superintendent in Kenilworth. For Diskin, who starts on July 1, coming back around to the district where she started is an exciting experience.
"I was a fifth-grade teacher here in Millburn, then I went off to be assistant principal in Montclair, and then I became a principal in Middlesex for 16 years [in an] elementary school," Diskin said. "I'm glad to come full circle and be back in Millburn."
When asked what she was looking forward to accomplishing in the role, Diskin said there were a few key goals she was looking to hit.
"As assistant superintendent, I know I have some tough shoes to fill, and I am looking forward to bringing the Millburn Instructional mindset, to continue with that work," Diskin said. "To continue with the cultural diversity that Kyle [Arlington] has started, as well as bringing forward the child success that I know the district has been working on as well."
Superintendent Christine Burton was excited about having Diskin in the district to fill the role of assistant superintendent.
"We are absolutely ecstatic to have her on board," Burton said. "She's already had an opportunity to take a look at the board meetings, we've had conversations, and she is eager to continue with the great work [and] initiatives in the school district."
Burton also said that she and the rest of the board are looking forward to working with Diskin.