RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon Central High School Vice Principal Michael Carr has been named the Exemplary Secondary School Educator of the Year by the state Department of Education. 

Each year, the Department of Education invites public school districts to nominate educators who are not only effective instructors, but who display exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom by inspiring, motivating and impacting students, colleagues and the community.

At Hunterdon Central, Carr “has proven his ability to balance his responsibilities in building management, teaching and learning, and community relations with impressive effectiveness,” according to a press release from the school.

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As lead administrator in student safety, he is the district’s voice to the students and staff on safety issues.

As a leader in teaching and learning, Carr is the district’s main conduit between teachers, observers, and the technical systems used to provide feedback and documentation associated with effective teaching practice. 

“Mike’s tireless work ethic and outgoing, positive demeanor provide students, staff and parents with clear evidence of his genuine caring for our students’ success in the classroom, in their activities, and in their overall place within the school community,” said Edward Brandt, who is president of the union for the school’s administrators.