SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Board of Education announced Feb. 8 that Sam Fierra had been appointed director of guidance for the South Plainfield School District.

Fierra previously served as interim director of guidance South Plainfield before being permanently appointed to the position in January, replacing Elaine Gallo who retired after serving as director for 10 years. He began his career as a special education teacher and held a number of administrative positions, most recently serving as director of school counseling preK-12 for the Township of Ocean School District.  He brings to South Plainfield over 20 years of experience in public education.

“Mr. Fierra has been a wonderful addition to our district and is a valued member of our administrative team. He comes to us with a wealth of experience, and we are happy to welcome him to the South Plainfield School District,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Noreen Lishak.

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BOE member Kim Anesh, chair of the district’s personnel committee, added, “We are excited to have him join our team of fabulous administrators. We are looking forward to his experience being beneficial to our district.”

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