CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Anthony Grosso, the new superintendent of the Cedar Grove School District, addressed the community with an e-blast he sent out on Monday.
Grosso was appointed to the post during the June 23 meeting of the Cedar Grove Board of Education. He had previously been the principal at Montclair High School.
Grosso had been a principal in Montclair for seven years. He has also worked as a principal in Saddle Brook for one year before returning to Montclair. Prior to that, Grosso had been a teacher and assistant principal in the Montclair public schools from 2001 through 2013.
Stating that building relationships “that will allow us to move Cedar Grove Public Schools into the future,” Grosso said the following in his e-blast:
Dear Cedar Grove Community,
It is with great honor and excitement that I join the Cedar Grove community as your Superintendent. Cedar Grove has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence and dedication to the children of our community. I look to respect and carry on that tradition paving the way for new and successful opportunities for our children and staff.
I have spent 19 years in education that has spanned from elementary, middle and high school. The lessons and relationships that I have developed have allowed me the ability to understand the whole child; not only academically, but socially and emotionally. Now, being a part of your family will enable me to partner with you putting children first while supporting the staff and their endeavors.
Family is an extremely important part of my life. I am married and have five children six to sixteen years of age. I have always kept my children in my thoughts and heart while making decisions and I will continue this practice as I lead and make choices that will affect your children and the community of Cedar Grove.
I deeply believe in an appropriate and comprehensive education for all students. Cedar Grove is known not only for its academic excellence and stellar athletic programs, but also for the positive and healthy relationships between staff and students. Relationships are the cornerstone to opportunities for both staff and students and I look toward the continuation of fostering these relationships even beyond the school house in and outside of the Cedar Grove Community.
My mission is to build relationships that will allow us to move Cedar Grove Public Schools into the future. These relationships will allow me to listen to all community members and apply the knowledge, tradition and needs of our community allowing us to provide new and exciting opportunities for all who engage and inspire our children. Through our developed partnerships, we will engage our students and staff in practices and explorations propelling them to be world-class citizens ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century.
I deeply believe in the ability to work together and break down barriers that may stand in the way of personal and overall growth. In the coming months, we will be faced with new and unprecedented challenges. Our strength and cohesiveness as a community will build a collaborative environment keeping children first and leading them through these uncertain times. I look to earn and build trust with you and lead Cedar Grove into new and exciting times!.
Sincerely, Anthony Grosso