FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon Polytech Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Metz will retire this summer and be replaced by Dr. Todd Bonsall, according to a press release from the school.
Metz has held the post for the last 12 years.
Since 2014, Bonsall has served as the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Burlington County Institute of Technology. Like Polytech, that county-run district operates with different campuses, but unlike HCVSD, it owns school buildings that are dedicated specifically to vocational education.
Bonsall played a key role there in integrating an academy approach to Career and Technical Education.
Bonsall has transitioned between careers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Albright College; and a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a doctorate in chiropractic from National College of Chiropractic.
He practiced chiropractic medicine for 12 years before joining a College of New Jersey immersion program to earn a master’s degree in educational leadership.
Bonsall taught biology and physical science at a traditional public high school before moving into the administrative level for the vocational school districts of Salem, Cumberland, and Middlesex counties. Along the way, he developed a passion for CTE and its hands-on, career-focused style of instruction. At his most recent position, Bonsall established programs that were tied to workforce needs, including a new Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication pathway. He led the infusion of drone technology into several career majors, and the expanded use of virtual and augmented technology.
Bonsall has already participated in several HCVSD board meetings as part of his segue to the superintendent’s position.