RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education hired Michael Scott, a Hoboken vice principal as the new vice principal for Fernbrook and Shongum elementary schools. Mr. Scott will replace Kristin Mueller, who will leave the district on June 30 to become an elementary principal in Millburn.

Superintendent Jennifer A. Fano introduced Mr. Scott to the Board of Education and the public at the Board of Education meeting on June 20. “I am really excited to have you join our team in Randolph and more specifically Fernbrook and Shongum schools,” Ms. Fano said. “I am confident Mr. Scott will be a great new addition to our leadership team.”

Mr. Scott is a vice principal at the T.G. Connors School in Hoboken since 2016 and has worked in Hoboken as a kindergarten, second grade and fourth grade teacher, and coordinated an after school robotics program. He is expected to begin his position in Randolph after July 1. Mr. Scott has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Boston College, a Master’s of Arts in Elementary Teaching from the College of New Jersey and a Master’s of Arts in Urban Education from New Jersey City University.

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“I am very excited to be joining Randolph Township Schools,” Mr. Scott said. “The collaborative approach of all staff is something that really sets Randolph apart and I look forward to working with so many great educators. From the first time I visited Fernbrook, and on each subsequent visit to locations within the district, I felt a positive energy and excitement about education that is contagious and makes me eager to dive right in. I have already met so many welcoming staff members, but it would be difficult to find anyone more positive and excited than Dr. Telischak, Principal of Fernbrook, and Dr. Burns, Principal of Shongum. I cannot wait to work with both of these excellent school leaders and to find ways to incorporate my skills, knowledge, and experience to continue on the impressive traditions and successes of both schools. I look forward to meeting the rest of the staff of both schools and to find ways to further improve instruction on a daily basis. I am most excited to meet the students of both schools, for whom I have heard nothing but rave reviews. I am very grateful to Ms. Fano and the Board of Education for providing me this opportunity and I cannot wait to begin preparing both schools for a fantastic 2017-2018 school year. “