BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- William Annin Middle School Principal Karen Hudock is in line to be named the acting principal at Ridge High School.

Her appointment is on the agenda for the Bernards Township Board of Education Monday, Jan. 6. The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the William Annin Middle School to swear in three newly elected members and select a president and vice president from their ranks. The regular meeting is scheduled to begin immediately afterwards at about 7:20.

Hudock has been principal of the grade 6-8 middle school of about 1,400 students for at least five years. Ridge has about 1,800 students.

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Drew Krause has resigned as Ridge’s principal, effective Jan. 24, to take a job in private industry, he said. He has been at the helm at Ridge since the fall of 2017.

Hudock is being paid $172,975 this year. Krause’s salary is $170,163.

In the opening reorganization part of the meeting, Karen Gray, Suzanne Schaefer Skalski and Lauren Beckman will be sworn to three-year terms as members.

Gray, the board’s current vice president, has been on the board for six years.  Skalski was appointed to fill a vacancy in 2018 and won election to her first full term in November.

Beckman is a former 20-year corporate engineer who has substituted in district schools. She succeeds Michael Byrne, who served for 30 years and declined to seek another term.

Also on the agenda is the appointment of an architect to design Ridge High School kitchen and cafeteria alterations as the next step in adapting facilities to accommodate one common lunch period for all students as part of the plan to make over the school day schedule starting in the fall of 2021.