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Randolph Board of Education Approves New High School STEM Supervisor

Jennifer A. Fano, left, Al Matos, and Jonathan Olsen, right, welcome new Randolph High School STEM Supervisor Anthony Emmons, second from right. Mr. Emmons will begin his position in January. Credits: Allison Freeman

RANDOLPH, NJ- At its November 14 meeting, the Randolph Board of Education approved the appointment of Anthony Emmons as the new Randolph High School STEM Supervisor. Mr. Emmons, who is currently the Content Area Supervisor: 6-12 STEAM for the Clark Public School District, will begin his new position in January.

Randolph Superintendent of Schools Jennifer A. Fano welcomed Mr. Emmons to Randolph. “Mr. Emmons brings a wealth of experience to the position and we are confident he will be a wonderful new addition to our administrative team.”

At the meeting, Mr. Emmons thanked Ms. Fano and the Randolph Board of Education for their support. “I am absolutely thrilled to be Randolph High School’s STEM Supervisor,” said Mr. Emmons, who noted that he was first drawn to the district three years ago after meeting Jonathan Olsen, Randolph’s Director of Secondary Education, at a technology conference. Mr. Emmons said he interacted with other Randolph administrators at other conferences and was impressed “after witnessing firsthand the collaborative approach to professional growth and school improvement.”   

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Mr. Emmons, a resident of Whitehouse Station, will fill the position vacated by Stacy Winters who left Randolph on June 30. The position has been filled by retired RHS Stem Supervisor Michael Cascione until a replacement could be found.

“As the newest member of the team, my immediate plans are to have more in-depth conversations with students and teachers to better understand how to support this department,” he said. “That involves being present in hallways, in classrooms, and at extracurricular events to meet everyone, ask questions, and build relationships.”

Mr. Emmons is also the district anti-bullying coordinator in Clark. His other administrative experience includes working as the supervisor of curriculum and instruction for Keansburg Public Schools and as the Math & Science Supervisor for Manchester Regional High School. In addition, Mr. Emmons taught mathematics at South Plainfield High School for eight years and at Manchester Regional High School for a year. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics as well as a master’s degree in educational leadership from Montclair State University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in mathematics education at Montclair State.

“Focusing on STEM education, I believe improvement comes from staying abreast of developments in the field and working together to determine when and how to best implement new tools and strategies,” Mr. Emmons said. “The part I appreciate most about STEM is the E, as Engineering is an iterative, solutions-oriented process. It also entails evaluating proposed solutions and seeking out means of improvement.”

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