CRANFROD, NJ - The president of the Cranford Board of Education, Kurt Petschow released the following statement, on behalf of the board, regarding an update on the Office of the Superintendent.

The members of the Cranford Board of Education have decided to extended the contract of the current Interim Superintendent, Dr. Marilyn Birnbaum.  In our opinion, our district has truly benefited from Dr. Birnbaum’s depth and breadth of administrative experience.  During her time with us, she will continue to focus on advancing our district in the areas of Curriculum, Communication, and Technology.  Through her leadership, personalized learning will continue to be at the core of our initiatives throughout the district.  We are happy to have her with us!

Superintendent Birnbaum commented on her contract extension, "I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as interim superintendent in Cranford.  It has been such a positive experience working with the students, teachers, administrators, support staff, board members, parents, and community!  We have been moving forward with a number of initiatives, K-12, and I am happy to have the opportunity to see these carried out."

You can follow Dr. Birnbaum on Twitter @Cranford Super.