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New Schools Chief Meets Township Committee

Daniel Simon attended Wednesday's Township Committee meeting

The new school district superintendent was welcomed by the Township Committee on Wednesday during the governing body’s workshop meeting.

Daniel Simon, who took over as schools superintendent July 1, attended the committee’s meeting, introducing himself to committee members and pledging his commitment to working collaboratively with the municipal government.

“I can guarantee you that when there’s something that seems as if its truly a Wall Township effort between the schools and the entire community, I’ll be reaching out,’’ Simon said.

Daniel Simon, former principal of High Technology High School, beat out a field of about 30 applicants over a 10-month-long search for the district’s top spot.

Members of the committee also said they were excited to enter into a new era of cooperation between the government and the school system.

“We’re here to offer you any help that you need,’’ Mayor Jeffrey Foster said. “I’m sure you have a lot of new ideas and the township committee is behind you 110 percent.’’

“We look forward to a good relationship,’’ Committeewoman Ann Marie Conte said.

“I know the committee is very eager to get going in liaison work and to sit down and sit down to brainstorm different ideas,’’ township administrator Jeff Bertram said. 

Really? July 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Refreshing and positive to say the least. Collaboration is how it should be. A "new day" for Wall and well deserved.
Tom Coyle July 26, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Bravo, Mr. Simon. It seems that each passing day heals old wounds of past failures, and builds bridges where there were once roadblocks.
Jesse Beutell July 26, 2012 at 01:40 PM
This is a good start. Its refreshing to see Mr. Simon's efforts to actively reach out and lay the foundations for healthy working relationships in the community.
Maureen Fitzgerald July 26, 2012 at 02:05 PM
I have a really good feeling about the coming years and the relationship between the schools and our governing body. I'm very pleased that my granddaughter attends school in Wall. May calmer heads prevail and collaborate.
Fred Grygiel July 28, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Hopefully the BOE members will join with Mr. Simon and support and engage the Wall Twp Committee on the pressing educational and economic challenges facing all of us in Wall. All are elected officials sharing some very key common goals. It's time to work together!

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