LIVINGSTON, NJ - Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Mary Oates has announced her plans to retire this summer. The Livingston Board of Education accepted the resignation with appreciation for her more than 16 years of service to the District at its meeting on April 27.

During her tenure, Oates offered guidance and leadership. She joined Livingston Public Schools as the K-8 Math Supervisor and in the summer of 2007, moved to the Central Office to become the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. 

Last year, Oates was named Educator of the Year. This honor by the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce was in recognition of her role in many programs and activities that enrich the lives of children and create opportunities for teaching and learning.

Oates has been a constant supporter of the educational values of the Livingston Municipal Alliance Committee, which teaches drug and alcohol awareness; and Healthy Community Healthy Youth, which is a collaborative partnership to create a community where all young people thrive. She has encouraged service learning through many levels of the curriculum and quietly volunteers her time at many special events that involves a child, be it art, music, math or science.