FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Hunterdon Central Regional Board of Education approved the appointment of Edward Brandt as dean of students for the high school.

The board unanimously approved the recommendation from Superintendent Jeff Moore at the March 9 meeting.

Brandt will hit the ground running when he begins his new role March 18. He will be tasked with rapidly expanding the school’s wellness plan that was presented at a board meeting in February.

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Brandt said he’s hopeful his position will bring some cohesion to all the different projects taking place, adding that the first step is to let people know that programs beginning this year will continue.  

“We have projects associated with curriculum, projects associated in the activities and athletics,” he said. “Basically, this role will help make sure that all those [projects] are cohesive, rather than piecemeal.”

Brandt is no stranger to the campus.  

He first came to the school in 1997 as a math teacher. After working his first administrative position as principal of a Pennsylvania middle school for two years, he returned to Hunterdon Central in 2006 as supervisor of the math department. 

Brandt has been the school’s acting principal since last April.

Moore said he looks forward “with a lot of excitement” to see what Brandt will do in his new role and its focus on student wellness.