NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Two candidates for the position of New Providence High School principal will be interviewed in a special meeting of the Board of Education (BOE) on Wednesday (April 17) night.
Board Secretary and Administrator or James Testa said the interviews would be conducted in an executive session with the public excluded.
Paul Casarico is the current principal of the high school that was rated number one in the state by New Jersey Monthly.
“He’s not leaving,” Testa said. Instead it appears that Casarico will be assuming new responsibilities in the administrative office.
Although no official word has been forthcoming, it is widely known that Assistant Superintendent Dr. Deborah Feinberg has announced her retirement in June.
All appointments have to be approved by the school board through resolutions that are expected to be introduced at the board’s April 25 meeting.
Being named high school principal or assistant superintendent appears to be a laborious and methodical process.
Testa said it begins with a detailed review of resumes by the administration office. Then a pool of resumes is picked and goes to a committee consisting of administrators, teachers, PTA members and department heads.
Two finalists are selected by the committee and those names are submitted to Superintendent Dr. David Miceli who presents the candidates along with recommendations to the school board.
“In all cases, it’s the school board that decides who gets the job,” Testa said.