WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education approved the appointment of Crystal Marsh as assistant principal of Edison Intermediate School effective July 17 during Tuesday night’s meeting.

“I believe that Crystal Marsh will be a perfect fit for Westfield where we will welcome her expertise in instruction, assessment, curriculum development and relationship building,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Margaret Dolan in a written statement.

According to the district, Marsh will fill the position currently occupied by Mary Asfendis, who was recently appointed Principal of Roosevelt Intermediate School following the retirement of Stewart Carey.

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“I am definitely honored and humbled to be part of the Westfield School District,” Marsh told the board.

Currently, Marsh is a science teacher and grade team leader at the Salk School of Science Middle School in New York City. Marsh holds a Master of Education degree from Columbia University, Teachers College along with a Master of Science degree in Adolescent Education from Pace University. She earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Biological Basis of Behavior.  

Marsh is a National Board Certified Teacher in Science — Early Adolescence and is also a member of the National Science Teachers Association.  She has been named a Master Teacher of Science by “Math for America” and has been a science consultant for the “Sesame Workshop.”

“Adolescents certainly come with a unique set of challenges,” said Marsh.  “I am excited to work with Matt [Bolton] and the staff and the families over at Edison Intermediate to help our students, as the mission says, reach their highest potential and just uphold this tradition of excellence that the Westfield Public Schools has.”