ROSELLE, NJ - Dr. Nathan L. Fisher, an educator and administrator in the Roselle Public School (RPS) district for the past 30 years, has been named the new superintendent of schools.

Prior to his most recent role as principal of the borough’s Kindergarten Success Academy, Dr. Fisher previously served as the vice principal and principal of Abraham Clark High School as well as the principal of Leonard V. Moore Middle School. He started his career at RPS as a substitute teacher back in 1990.

With more than three decades of experience under his belt, Dr. Fisher has spent his entire career working with the students of Roselle.

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“There is no question that I have been preparing my entire career to be the superintendent of schools for the Roselle Public Schools,” Dr. Fisher said. “I have learned many facets of this school district and am prepared to make an instant and lasting impact as superintendent.”

Dr. Fisher’s main priority is preparing the district and its students for the return to the classroom in the fall, a plan he refers to as the district’s post pandemic plan or “RPS P3.”

“Our students and what education in Roselle is going to look like in the near future are the most important issues to me right now,” said Dr. Fisher. “The administration is focusing all of its resources and expertise on reopening, including exploring multiple educational models and working to minimize the digital divide in our community.”

“The safety of our students, teachers, support staff, administrators and families is my number one focus during this pandemic as we figure out the logistics of returning to school,” he added.

Dr. Fisher explained that once the district has a solid reopening plan then he can move onto his other priorities, such as increasing student achievement, rebranding of the district and upgrading technology.

Throughout his career, Dr. Fisher has received numerous professional accolades. To name a few, he has been awarded the Geraldine Dodge Fellowship Grant for Principal Leadership, Roselle’s NAACP Role Model Award and was named Principal of the Year by the Roselle Chamber of Commerce.

“I am excited to continue to serve my community in this new capacity as superintendent and I am even more excited to work collaboratively with the Roselle Board of Education and the community stakeholders to forge ahead for a better education for our children,” he added. 

Dr. Fisher is a proud husband, father of four and grandfather of six. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University, a master’s degree from Kean University and a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University.

He can be reached at nfisher@roselleschools.org.