CRANFORD - Following Monday night's Cranford Board of Education meeting, Lori Lubieski-Hutmaker has been named the new Principal of Orange Avenue School.

According to the release, Mrs. Lubieski-Hutmaker was selected after an extensive search process which included multiple interviews with the selection committee (superintendent, assistant superintendent, parents, administrators, and teachers), reviews of work samples, and a very thorough reference check.

Mrs. Lubieski-Hutmaker began her educational career as an eighth grade Social Studies teacher in East Brunswick at Churchill Junior High School. After two years, she returned to West Windsor Plainsboro High School (South) as a United States History Teacher where she had worked previously as an instructional aide. During these six years, she taught American Studies I, II, I ESL, II ESL, and Advanced Placement United States History and worked with three student teachers.

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As part of her administrative experience, she developed curricula for ESL students in Biology. Her first administrative position was the Assistant Principal at Lenape Valley Regional High School where she worked for ten years. Here she developed an Undergraduate Awards program and also led a transition to a new schedule.

For the last three years, Mrs. Lubieski-Hutmaker has been the Assistant Principal at Madison Junior School where she has implemented initiatives that focus on the social and emotional well-being of students, while also enhancing the academic program. Furthermore, Mrs. Lubieski-Hutmaker is highly focused on supporting faculty. She recently enhanced a new teacher orientation program to support new school staff. Additionally, as the District's School Safety Specialist, Mrs. Lubieski-Hutmaker has been instrumental in improving safety throughout the District.

Mrs. Lubieski-Hutmaker began her collegiate studies at St. Joseph's University studying Finance.  After one year, she transferred to Trenton State College where she studied Public Administration and was a member of the 1992 Softball National Championship Team. From working with children in clinics, she was inspired to complete her Master of Arts in Teaching degree in 1995. While teaching and also coaching softball at Princeton University and Rider University, she earned her second Masters in Secondary Administration from Rider in 2004.

Mrs. Lubieski-Hutmaker is extremely excited to be named the new Principal of Orange Avenue School. She looks forward to working collaboratively with parents, students, and staff to ensure the success of the Orange Avenue School community.