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Degrees and Certifications:
DEGREES B.A. - The College of William and Mary M.S. Ed. - Old Dominion University M.Ed. - Widener University Ed.D. - Widener University CERTIFICATIONS Teacher of the Handicapped Learning Disability Teacher/ Consultant Principal School Administrator AWARDS 2018 Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame 2007 "Top 40 Under 40"
Dr. Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder
Dear Parents and Guardians:
It is with great pleasure that I come to the City of Somers Point as Superintendent of Schools. As I enter my first year, I look forward to supporting all of the wonderful things that are happening within the Somers Point School District.
Before coming to Somers Point, I was a Principal and Director of Special Education for the Margate City Schools. Prior to Margate, I served as a middle school vice-principal in Egg Harbor Township; Learning Disability Teacher Consultant in Galloway Township; and Special Education Teacher (LD/ ED) in Brigantine and Norfolk, Virginia; along with a paraprofessional in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to my educational experience, I also serve as an adjunct professor at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Master's level teacher education/ administration), mentor to new administrators for NJL2L (New Jersey Leader 2 Leader Program), along with previous basketball coaching experience at the middle, high school and Division III levels.
Before starting my educational career, I was a Division I basketball player on full scholarship at The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA). Playing against the powerhouses of women's college basketball created a great sense of preparation, patience and teamwork, which was an incredibly formative influence that I bring to my position here in Somers Point.
This drive led me to continue on in my education to complete a Master's Degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia) along with a Master's Degree and Doctorate in Educational Administration at Widener University (Chester, PA).
My primary concern as superintendent is to maintain the safety and security of our students and Staffulty (staff and faculty). I also strive to work cooperatively with all stakeholders in the community to improve the climate and culture of the District. I will continue to maintain our mission to foster life-long learning by encouraging our students to discover their fullest potential to become proactive citizens.
What I look forward to most about the Somers Point School District is working with the community partners and families to bring more opportunities to our students. Together with the Somers Point Staffulty, we will work hard to provide our students with every opportunity to be successful. We will continue to revise curriculum to align the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, as we prepare our students for the PARCC assessments in both Mathematics and English Language Arts this year.
I look forward to working with all of you in the coming year here at the amazing Somers Point School District. I am honored to be a part of this amazing community!
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