BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District celebrated a new assistant superintendent at the most recent meeting of the school board.
Karen Jones, director of curriculum and instruction at Bridgewater-Raritan High School, was introduced as the district's new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. She will succeed Daniel Silvia, who will become assistant superintendent for special services in January.
Jones herself will begin her new position Jan. 1, 2020, with her initial contract to run until June 30, 2020. Her annual salary was given as $164,000.
"It's a rare opportunity in the district," said Silvia.
He added that he is humbled to call Jones a colleague, that he had called on her wisdom before and that he didn't think the board could have made a better decision off the recommendation of Bridgewater-Raritan Superintendent of Schools Russell Lazovick.
Jones has had a substantial educational career so far in Bridgewater-Raritan, beginning as supervisor of English at the high school, and working her way up to director of curriculum and instruction.
"It's been 11 years in the district," said Jones of her tenure.
The board approved Jones' new appointment by a 9-0 vote.