Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Edwin Acevedo
It is a great honor and privilege to serve as your next Superintendent of Schools! Long Hill Township is an outstanding school community of high achieving students, devoted parents, resilient teachers, and a dedicated administrative team. As your Superintendent, I will partner with you and the Board of Education to provide a world class educational program. My philosophy is doing what is right for children by creating learning opportunities for all students, and supporting teachers and administrators to do their very best.
For the past 17 years, I have worked at all educational levels in grades K-12. Recently, I was the Principal of Hazel Avenue Elementary School, a K-5 school in West Orange, where I have collaborated with parents, teachers, and students to transform this school into one of the highest performing schools in the district. Prior to this position, I was the District Supervisor of World Languages, K – 12, where I was responsible for curriculum development and implementation of programs in Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish for 7,000 students in 11 schools. In this capacity, I initiated the Chinese program and created a reciprocal global student exchange program for high school students in Hangzhou, China through a partnership with the Asia Society in New York and Hanban, the Education Division of the Chinese government. Additionally, I have collaborated with my team of teachers to bring accolades and recognition to West Orange from the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey State Assembly, the Asia Society of New York, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, and most recently from Congressman Frelinghuysen’s office. Furthermore, I began my teaching experiences at Maplewood Middle School where I taught Spanish in grades 6, 7, and 8 and later at West Morris Central High School in in grades 9 – 12. Finally, I received my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the College of St. Elizabeth, a master’s degree in teaching from Montclair State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from George Mason University. The culmination of these experiences, have prepared me to address the challenges teachers and administrators face in today’s educational climate of testing, accountability, and new state and federal mandates.
I look forward to meeting with you within the next couple of months to engage, equip, and empower the stakeholders of Long Hill Township. Once again, I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity to work with you to reach new heights of learning for our entire school community.
Dr. Edwin Acevedo