MADISON, NJ - Madison School District announced the appointment of two members to its leadership team this week. 

Mr. Andrew Brandon was confirmed as the new Director of Special Services in the district and Mr. David Coster as the new Principal of the Junior School.

Brandon joins the Madison district from Edison Township Public Schools while Coster was promoted from within, having served as the Junior School Assistant Principal since July 2013.

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"David Coster has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Rowan University and graduated Scranton University with a Master of Science degree in Education Administration. Mr. Coster’s professional career includes 11 years as a teacher of mathematics (including 4 years at Madison High School), a District Supervisor of Math and Science, and Assistant Principal at the Madison Junior School. He has a keen awareness of the middle school child, has overseen all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Junior School, and has helped facilitate the District’s transition to the Common Core State Standards," wrote Dr. Michael Rossi, Madison Public Schools Superintendent.

"I would like to thank the Board of Education and Dr. Rossi for entrusting me with this responsibility. I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the Madison community in a much larger role," said Coster.

"Andrew Brandon graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Teachers of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University. Mr. Brandon’s educational career includes professional stations as a Speech-Language Specialist, Vice Principal, Principal, and Supervisor for Special Services. He has leadership and supervisory experience in all areas of public education. Mr. Brandon has worked extensively with special education students, their parents, and the faculty and staff that serve those students," added Rossi. 

"I am thrilled to be joining the Madison Public Schools in the role of Director of Special Education.  My background in education is diverse with experience with both special and general education programs.  I have really enjoyed meeting many members of the Madison community during my visits to each school.  I look forward to continued interactions with students, parents, staff, and others associated with the school district," said Brandon.

Both Brandon and Coster officially began their new positions March 7.