ELIZABETH, NJ – Interim Executive County Superintendent of Union County Daryl Palmieri visited Elizabeth Public Schools as the district welcomed back its students for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
The Elizabeth native chose his hometown district to make his first school visits as the Interim Executive County Superintendent, visiting William F. Halloran School No. 22 and J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy. Representatives from the district who accompanied him on his visits to observe educational settings in grades PK – 12 included Elizabeth Board of Education President Maria Carvalho, Board Member Jerry Jacobs, Elizabeth Public Schools Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer, School Business Administrator Harold E. Kennedy, and Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Cedeno.
Palmieri was officially appointed on September 5, to succeed Juan Torres, who was Executive County Superintendent of both Union and Hunterdon counties before being designated solely to the west New Jersey county. He said he left his two visits impressed with the operation and preparation of the learning environments.
“I am honored that Mr. Palmieri chose Elizabeth as his first official visit to schools in the county and am pleased that he had encouraging words to say about our schools,” said Hugelmeyer. “I look forward to working with him as we continue to enhance the high-quality instruction we provide at Elizabeth Public Schools.”
Carvalho echoed those sentiments and also offered a glowing endorsement of the district’s staff members for ensuring schools were ready to welcome back the community on opening day.
“The positive sentiments that Mr. Palmieri shared about our schools is a testament to the wonderful team members that we have at Elizabeth Public Schools,” said Carvalho. “In spite of a challenging first day throughout the district due to the heat wave, our team members were well prepared and welcomed our students and families back in excellent fashion.”
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