WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough Board of Education introduced its new Superintendent of Schools on Monday, and it’s someone well known to the community. George Alexis, Watchung Hills Principal, will be taking the reigns of the Watchung Borough Schools.

Alexis is a graduate of Watchung Borough Schools, “ knows the town,” “is enthusiastic,” and his “ vision of educational excellence” embodies “excellence on the hill,” board members said.

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The appointment was a surprise to some, since the appointment of the interim superintendent and superintendent wasn’t on the agenda. Board President Jessica Ingrassia said it wasn’t on the agenda due to the “miraculously quick turn around from the county and board attorney,” and went on to thank them for their efforts.


Alexis thanked the board and his family, and said that he can say with confidence that he will invest himself fully to collaborate with the entire district community. (Continued below ads)

” I am honored to return to my hometown to lead the Watchung Borough School District. I thank the board members for placing their trust in me, and I thank my family for supporting my interest in embracing new challenges and my desire to make a difference in a community that gave me so much as a child,” Alexis said at the meeting. 


“I  can say with confidence that I will invest myself fully in this important work and do all that I can to make this school district one that the entire community will be proud of. I look forward to collaborating with the board, the faculty, staff, and administration, our students and families, and the Watchung community. “

Alexis’ term begins on Sunday, Oct. 1 and will run until 2023. Stephanie Bilenker will continue as Interim Superintendent through Sept. 4.

Check back for more on Alexis and a statement from Watchung Hills Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett.



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