Piscataway, NJ – Over the course of her 44-year career in Piscataway Township Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Carolyn Keck has touched thousands of children’s lives. She’s been a classroom teacher, a teacher of academically gifted students, and coordinated instructional technology for every student in the district. In her current position, in addition to overseeing the development of all curriculum and classroom instruction, Mrs. Keck collaborated on important projects that created big and positive changes throughout the district, including the high school and middle schools block schedule redesign and Achieve NJ, a teacher evaluation program. Mrs. Keck is particularly proud of having launched the nationally recognized PiscatawayREADS, a district-wide voluntary reading program with over 1000 student and parent participants each year.
“Carolyn Keck has been instrumental to student success in Piscataway,” said Teresa M. Rafferty, Superintendent of Schools. “She set high standards for every student and was committed to helping each and every child attain those standards. We wish her the best in her retirement, and will miss her and her leadership, here in Piscataway.”
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Wagner College and teaching for a year in New York City, Mrs. Keck began her career as a classroom teacher in New Market School followed by Arbor School, working in second, third and fourth grades. In 1978, she became the teacher of Academically Talented students at Arbor, a position she held until 1996, when she was named the district’s first Coordinator of Instructional Technology. During this time, while teaching and raising her family, Mrs. Keck also earned two masters degrees and supervisor and school administrator certifications. She has served as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction from 2007 until today.
Mrs. Keck plans to spend some well-deserved time with her family, which includes her husband Gary, who recently retired after a long career as an English teacher with Hillsborough Schools, her two daughters, and her grandchildren.
About Piscataway Township Schools
Serving over 7,000 students, Piscataway Township Schools provide K - 12 and preschool programming, special education instructional programs and services, as well as before and aftercare, adult education classes, youth enrichment programs, and summer youth programs. The mission of the Piscataway Public Schools is the continual development of each child’s intellectual, aesthetic, social and physical abilities in a positive environment that fosters self-esteem, to help all students realize their abilities and gifts.