EAST HANOVER, N.J.- Carol Grossi, a dedicated educator , leader and a valued member of the NJ Coalition 4 Education and Positive Choices, will retire from her position as superintendent of the Hanover Park Regional School District, effective June 30, 2019. She served the community with dedication and integrity for ten years, after having worked as an exemplary educator for several districts as both teacher and administrator. During her tenure in the Hanover Park district, Mrs. Grossi's persistence and innovation were acclaimed by parents and students alike; indeed, both Whippany Park and Hanover Park High Schools were among the top-performing high schools in the state, according to annual rankings by US News & World Report.
Mrs. Grossi reminisced about her years at the Hanover Park Regional High School District, concluding that it has been "an honor for me to serve this District. During my tenure, I have put emphasis on the quality of academic, athletic, extra/co-curricular programs available to all our students. They are learning and performing well as demonstrated by how high they rank in all areas of achievement. My job as superintendent was made easier and self-fulfilling due to the overwhelming support of the Board of Education, staff and parent communities. I have enjoyed the challenges of my position and shall always be grateful for everyone's kindness, care and cooperation. Thank you!" And the members of the school and community thank you too, Mrs. Grossi, for your unflinching commitment to the students and staff of the schools.
The new superintendent, who is another dedicated educator, Maria Carrell, has worked for the Hanover Park Regional School District as Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the past ten years. Mrs. Carrell looks forward to "working with the students, staff, parents, and communities as we implement a shared vision of excellence related to the District's Educational Plan." Mrs. Carrell also comments that "I feel privileged and honored to be selected to lead the Hanover Park Regional High School District" and thanks the Board of Education for appointing her.
The Community offers sincere congratulations to Carol Grossi on her retirement, and forty-five year committment to education in the state of New Jersey.