FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-There is a new Superintendent in Florham Park, but he is far from new to Florham Park. Dr. Steven Caponegro has spent his entire career within the Florham Park Public Schools. He entered the district in 2002 as an English-Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Ridgedale Middle School, where he coached softball, wrestling, and soccer. In addition, he served as the Activities Director at RMS, a role that focused on managing school activities, scheduling, and disciplinary matters.
In 2005, Dr. Caponegro transitioned to administration within the Florham Park Public Schools, serving as the Supervisor of Special Services and then as Director of Special Services. In 2012, Dr. Caponegro became the proud principal of Brooklake Elementary School, until he was named as the Superintendent of Schools for the Florham Park School District this month.
Dr. Caponegro strongly believes in the importance of education. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University, Cum Laude, majoring in Economics and Political Science, a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration (M.Ed.) from Caldwell College, and a Doctorate of Letters (D.Litt.) from Drew University.
Dr. Caponegro is a member of the Master of Arts in Teaching Advisory Council for Drew University, the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Advisory Council for the College of St. Elizabeth, the Educational Leadership Program Advisory Board at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the Peter Sammartino School of Education Alumni Chapter for Fairleigh Dickinson University.
In addition, Dr. Caponegro also volunteers his time with local community organizations such as Halos For Angels and the NJ Coalition 4 Education & Positive Choices (NJC4EPC).
Just one week before, Dr. Caponegro's sister, Maria Carrell was named Hanover Park Regional District Superintendent. Leadership runs strong in the family.