HOLMDEL, NJ - A new beginning appears to be quickly emerging in the Holmdel School District as it smoothly transitions the leadership team. 

During the public meeting on Wednesday, the Holmdel school district hired, unanimously, a significantly  experienced Superintendent of multiple school districts, Dr. LeRoy E. Seitz.

You can view the board meeting HERE when it becomes available.

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Seitz graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Doctorate in Education Administration. He earned a Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Lehigh University. You can learn more on LinkedIN.

His public school resume is quite long and includes a number of diverse roles:

  • Interim Superintendent of Schools - Pequannock School District, New Jersey
  • Superintendent of Schools - Parsippany-Troy Hills School District
  • Interim Superintendent of Schools - Franklin Township
  • Superintendent - Hudson Regional High School District 
  • Adjunct professor at College of St. Elizabeth

Seitz was approved to begin his work in Holmdel as a consultant in a unanimous vote. The actual terms were not yet disclosed. Transitions typically include consultants or interim Superintendents on the pathway to a permanent replacement.

Current Superintendent, Dr. Robert McGarry, submitted his resignation to work in Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools as Assistant Superintendent. His upcoming vacancy created a potential void. Based on Wednesday's vote, a smooth transition appears certain.

With extensive summer planning and preparation required for a safe and successful reopening for this top rated school district in September, the timing can make a world of difference.