KENILWORTH, NJ - Mr. Jeremy Davies was unanimously appointed to lead the Kenilworth School District’s David Brearley Middle-High School at the Kenilworth Board of Education meeting held on June 8, 2020. Mr. Davies will succeed Ms. Dana Chibbaro who resigned to serve another district.
The selection of Mr. Davies came after a comprehensive search process that included rounds of interviews with teachers, parents, students, administrators, and board of education members. Additionally, the public provided input into the profile of the ideal candidate which was used to govern parts of the interview process.
Mr. Davies is an English teacher by trade, having launched his career in the Westfield Public School District, later serving as Assistant Principal in that same district. Additionally, Mr. Davies served as high school principal of the Mountain Lakes School District for six years and as a Supervisor of Instruction for the Hanover Park Regional High School District.
Mr. Davies holds a master’s degree from the College of St. Elizabeth in Educational Administration, another master’s from the University of Notre Dame in Education, and did his undergraduate work at Villanova University.
Mr. Davies, upon hearing of his appointment stated, “I am thrilled to be appointed principal of David Brearley Middle School-High School. Throughout the interview process, I found each panel — students, teachers, the leadership team, parents, Board of Education members — genuine and kind, eager for growth, and full of pride for David Brearley. I quickly came to share Superintendent Arlington’s belief in the exciting potential of Kenilworth. I am eager to begin building trusting relationships with everyone in the district and working to push each student and staff member to be his or her best. Thank you to Mr. Arlington and the Board for trusting me with this key responsibility and opportunity."
Superintendent of Schools, Kyle Arlington said: “Mr. Davies was a top contender throughout the robust interview process. His interpersonal skills, coupled with his intellect, shone through. He has a track record of collaborating successfully with stakeholders not only to increase achievement but to build school spirit and morale. The best part of the process was getting to speak with the students after they met with Mr. Davies. They were genuinely excited, and quite insistent, in the possibilities that Mr. Davies could bring to our school. I am too.”
The District will announce opportunities to meet Mr. Davies in the upcoming weeks.