Galbierczyk Named House Principal at HBW

Credits: Cheryl Brown

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Galbierczyk to the position of House Principal at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School. Mr. Galbierczyk is a collaborative leader who is committed to building a positive school culture and thriving academic environment by nurturing students’ academic, social, and emotional needs.

Many Verona families will already be familiar with Mr. Galbierczyk, as he has served the Verona Public Schools for the past fifteen years in a variety of capacities. During his time as a Social Studies teacher at VHS, Mr. Galbierczyk served as the advisor to the Mock Trial and Model U.N. clubs and was the Social Studies Department Area Coordinator for several years during his teaching tenure. Additionally, he was Head Coach for the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams and the Boys Track and Field team, where he was named Coach of the Year for three seasons.

In February 2008, Mr. Galbierczyk was appointed to the position of Verona High School Assistant Principal. As VHS Assistant Principal, Mr. Galbierczyk has been instrumental in supporting district and building initiatives. His leadership style emphasizes collaboration. He is known for working closely with staff, students, and parents alike to create and support a positive, safe, and engaged learning community. Mr. Galbierczyk is excited to be a part of this important transitional period at HBW.

Sign Up for E-News

“I am thrilled to be continuing my career in Verona, the district that has been my professional home for the past fifteen years. Verona is a close community and I already know so many faces. I am fortunate to be partnering with Mrs. McNeal, who I have known for the last nine years. We share the same commitment to providing students with a path to attain academic achievement and social growth. The House Model will provide the structure for grade-level teams to identify areas where targeted interventions and adjustments in student support are required. While I am sad to leave the wonderful students and staff at VHS, I am so excited to meet with the HBW school community as I begin the next phase of my career as HBW House Principal.”

Mr. Galbierczyk earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in both Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Richmond in 1994. After working for four years at a law firm, he pursued and completed his Master’s of Social Studies Education degree from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education in 2000. Mr. Galbierczyk later earned his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University in 2007. He resides in West Caldwell with his wife, Julie, who is a Social Studies teacher at Chatham High School, and their two children Cameron and Laila, ages seven and three respectively.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Verona/Cedar Grove

Students Demand Action to host 'Day of Action' on Columbine Anniversary at Brookdale Park

April 18, 2018

Students Demand Action Essex County will host “April 20 Day of Action: Gun Reform Education Fair” to educate and inform local students about the need for gun reform in our nation, inspire them to be activists, and honor the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

The April 20 event will take place in at Brookdale Park (lower field by Bellevue entrance) in ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

April 16, 2018

April 8, 2018 – April 15, 2018

On April 9, 2018 at 7:50 a.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers responded to a Cedar Street address to take a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The vehicle was stolen from the driveway during the overnight hours. Patrolman Rivers was able to locate the vehicle using an application installed by the dealer on the owner’s phone. Detectives responded to that area in ...

Montville Residents & Twp Committee Ask for Resignation of Committeewoman over Facebook Post

April 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee voted to censure Committee Member June Witty for a personal Facebook post she made on April 8 which compared Democrats to Nazis. All four members of the five-person committee asked for her resignation.

The post, a chart which states that Nazis believed in “media mind control,” “no guns,” abortion, and ...

Cedar Grove Elks induct New Officers

April 20, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – On Saturday March 24, 2018 the Cedar Grove Elks Lodge #2237 installed its new officers for the 2018-2019 fraternal year. The ceremony, which was open to members, was held at the lodge on 405 Bowden Road. The roster of the new officers includes (seated: L to R) Ken Dransfield, Lecturing Knight; Tom Casella, Loyal Knight; Michael A. Corbosiero, Exalted Ruler; Antony ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse


MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...