Holmdel Announces Senior Staff Reassignments - Addressing Pandemic-Related Academic Disruption 

These new initiatives include a reading program, the step-up program, a science program, programs for gifted and talented students, and additional special services. 

HOLMDEL, NJ - According to news released by the district, Dr. Lee Seitz, Interim Superintendent of the Holmdel Township Schools, announced the reassignment of two experienced and well-regarded administrators to lead several new initiatives designed to address learning loss for the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The Holmdel School District is implementing several new educational initiatives in the upcoming school year that will help students close the gap on learning loss related to school disruption caused by the ongoing pandemic. These new initiatives include a reading program, the step-up program, a science program, programs for gifted and talented students, and additional special services. 

The Holmdel School District has reassigned several members of its senior staff to lead these programs and to ensure its success. 

Brian Schillaci, who formerly served as the Principal at both the Village and Indian Hill Schools, will move from his current position as Principal of the Holmdel High School to become Principal of Indian Hill Elementary School.  

Ms. Lisa Vitale, Principal at Indian Hill Elementary school, will now serve as co-principal for the 2021-22 school year. Ms. Vitale will work to implement a new reading program at Village Elementary School.

All transfers will be effective July 1, 2021.

“There is no question that some students have experienced varying degrees of learning loss over the last year due to pandemic-related school interruptions. The District is committed to ensuring that any student who fell behind over the last year will get the specialized attention they need in order to catch up,” said Interim Superintendent Seitz. 

“Mr. Schillaci and Mrs. Vitale have demonstrated leadership abilities and the District believes their experienced leadership is crucial to the successful implementation of our new programs and, more importantly, restoring the learning loss that our students encountered as a result of the pandemic,” added Seitz.