June 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
CHATHAM, NJ - Danielle Romero was officially hired as Chatham's Supervisor of Instructional and Design Technology on Monday at the School District of the Chathams Board of Education meeting.
"I think Danielle is the second high school valedictorian that we've hired in the district," Michael LaSusa, superintendent for the Chathams, said. "Danielle has a resume stacked with accomplishment and she currently is the STEM coordinator over in Roselle Park.
"She has a pair of degrees from The College of New Jersey, both in technology educations. She's finishing up a second masters degree in educational administration at Rutgers. She's the past president and past executive director of the association of teachers of education and technology for the state of New Jersey. She comes with a lot of high, high praise from people we respect."
Voters recently approved $460,000 in additional school funding to add STEM programs in Chatham elementary schools. The 27-year-old Romero will oversee STEM programs for the entire district.
"We definitely want to articulate our vision, from kindergarten all the way to the high school,," Romero said. "The students are going to be growing and learning STEM engineering, science and programming as they grow up here in Chatham."