SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – John Foscolo, a native of South Plainfield and former teacher and coach for the district, will return to the borough this fall as an assistant principal at South Plainfield High School (SPHS). 

The South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting July 17, approved Foscolo’s appointment; he will fill the position formerly held by Robert Redmon, who, in the wake of several district wide administrative changes, was recently transferred to Grant School.  

“Welcome Mr. Foscolo as the new assistant principal of South Plainfield High School,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Noreen Lishak, adding that he is 'a welcome addition to the administration team at the high school.' "I wish you much success in you new position.”

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Growing up in South Plainfield, Foscolo attended Franklin Elementary School, South Plainfield Middle School (SPMS), and is a member of SPHS's Class of 2001. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree in history and political science and a master’s degree in educational administration from Rutgers University. From 2009 to 2017, he taught social studies at both SPHS and SPMS and was also a wrestling coach. For the past two years, he has been serving as an assistant principal at David Brearley High School in Kenilworth. 

“I am really excited to come back. It was something I kind of hoped would happen, down the road, and now that it has, it is kind of surreal,” Foscolo told TAPinto South Plainfield. “I get to come back to the community that I pretty much owe everything to.”

Foscolo added that he is ‘grateful’ to the Kenilworth School District for providing him ‘the opportunity to work there’ with so many ‘great teachers and professionals’ “I will miss them, but I am really happy to come back home,” said Foscolo. 

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