HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH SCHOOL OFFICIALS

  • Parents are often discouraged when they attempt to communicate with Central Office administrators and are sent back to building-based officials in order to resolve a problem their child may be experiencing in school.  To prevent that frustration, parents can become informed about the “Chain of Command”, or where to begin the communication sequence. Many parental questions are easily and completely answered by communicating directly with the educator in charge of the class or program.  Each situation should first be addressed at whatever level the initial action was taken with appeals moving on to the next level on the chain of command. The easiest way to communicate is via email; email addresses can be found on the Directory page. A phone call would be the next preferable way to communicate

    On Matters Involving Instruction (PreSchool through Middle School)

    1. Classroom Teacher
    2. Case Manager (If Applicable)
    3. School Counselor
    4. SCHOOL-LEVEL ADMINISTRATION
      1. JORDAN ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL
        1. Principal (Middle School) Mrs. Carleena Supp (609) 927-7161  Ext. 1157
          1. Secretary, Mrs. Susan Waniak
        2. Assistant Principal (Middle School) Mrs. Melanie Wagner (609) 927-7161    Ext. 1158
          1. Secretary, Ms. Margaret Smith
      2. DAWES AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
        1. Principal (Elementary School) Dr. Laura Venello (609) 653-1027     Ext. 6121
          1. Secretary, Ms. Patricia Nicodemus
      3. NEW YORK AVENUE PRESCHOOL CENTER
        1. Principal (PreSchool) Dr. Laura Venello (609) 927-2053     Ext. 3105
          1. Secretary, Mrs. Dawn Booth
    5. DISTRICT LEVEL ADMINISTRATION
      1. Office of Curriculum & Instruction (Central Office)
        1. Director of Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Michelle Kaas (609) 927-2053 Ext. 3105
          1. Secretary, Mrs. Dawn Booth 
      2. Office of Special Services (Central Office)
        1. Director of Special Education (Programs and Services, CST, Speech, Guidance), Dr. Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder, (609) 927-2053 Ext.  3203
        2. Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services (Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Related Service Providers - OT and PT)  Dr. Laura Venello, (609) 927-2053 Ext.  3203
          1. Secretary, Mrs. Mary Pinnix

    On Matters Involving Athletics or Extra-Curricular Activities (Middle School)

    1. Club Advisor or Coach - (609) 927-7161
    2. ATHLETIC/ ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
      1. Athletic Director, Mrs. Devon Kallen, (609) 927-7161
      2. Activities Director, Mr. Joe Schmidt (609) 927-2053
    3. PRINCIPALS
      1. Principal, Jordan Road, Mrs. Carleena Supp, 609) 927-7161 Ext. 1158
        1. Secretary, Mrs. Susan Waniak
      2. Principal (Elementary School) Dr. Laura Venello (609) 653-1027     Ext. 6121
        1. Secretary, Ms. Patricia Nicodemous

    On Matters Involving Student Discipline (Primary and Middle School)

    1. Classroom Teacher
    2. School Counselor
    3. Vice Principal (Middle School) Mr. Mathew Thomas (609) 927-7161 Ext. 1157
    4. Principal (Middle School) Mrs. Carleena Supp, (609) 927-7161 Ext. 1158
      1. Secretary, Susan Waniak
    5. Principal (Elementary School) Dr. Michelle Kaas (609) 653-1027 Ext. 6021
      1. Secretary, Ms. Dawn Booth
    6. Principal (Preschool) Dr. Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder (609) 927-2053 Ext. 3105
      1. Secretary, Mrs Patricia Nicodemus 

    On Matters Involving Preschool – 

    1. Classroom Teacher
    2. Case Manager (If Applicable)
    3. Principal- Dr. Laura Venello (609) 927-2053 Ext. 6010
      1. Secretary, Mrs. Dawn Booth

    On Matters Involving Facilities and Building & Grounds (Maintenance/Custodial/Grounds)

    1. Principal
    2. Director of Facilities, Mr. Keith Nelson (609) 927-7161  Ext. 1159
    3. Business Office, Central Office 
      1. Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Julie Gallagher, (609) 927-2053 Ext. 3220
        1. Secretary, Mrs. Tina Loder x3220

    On Matters Involving Transportation (Central Office)

    1. Principal
    2. Business Office, Central Office 
      1. Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Julie Gallagher, (609) 927-2053 Ext. 3220
        1. Secretary, Mrs. Tina Loder

    To Resolve all Matters Only After You have Followed the Levels Outlined Above (Central Office)

    1. Superintendent of Schools, Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder, Ed. D. (609) 927-2053 Est. 3211
      1. Secretary, Mrs. Debra Katz