Welcome Dr. Roche–Interim Principal

Welcome Dr. Carol Roche–Interim Principal

                                                                                                                                                April 19, 2013

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am very excited to officially announce to the parent community that my husband and I are expecting our second child towards the end of May. I have shared this great news with a number of parents in passing during arrival/dismissal of students and during the day while parents are visiting and I want to thank you for all of the well wishes and kind words.

I am also very excited to share with you that Dr. Carol Roche will serve once again as Interim Principal in my absence. If you recall Dr. Roche assisted Newell Elementary School a few years back while I was out on leave. For those parents who are new to our elementary school I would like to share with you that  Dr. Roche is an extraordinary educator who has served as a teacher, guidance counselor, elementary principal, middle school principal, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, and an interim superintendent. Dr. Roche has also been featured in a shore line publication for her outstanding contributions to the community and for modeling a lifetime dedication to her work as an educator. In addition to Dr. Roche’s time, Ms. Tara Silva, Vice Principal will once again be part of Dr. Roche’s team as she continues her role as Vice Principal.

This transition is scheduled to take place during the week of May 13th. Dr. Roche will begin her responsibilities on May 20th.  Please know that in order to ensure a smooth transition, Dr. Roche and I will be meeting to discuss the students, staff, and other school business. I am very confident that Dr. Roche will continue our focus on students and learning in the same manner that has been set forth thus far.

As of now, my scheduled time out of the district for my leave will begin Monday, May 20th and extend into October.  Please know that while I am out on leave, I will still be actively involved in the decision making of the school. The students, staff and parents mean far too much to me for me to be uninvolved over the next few months.

Please join us for a meet and greet session where you can meet and welcome Dr. Roche to the Upper Freehold District. This meet and greet is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 15th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Newell Elementary School Library/Media Center.

As always, please feel free to call with any questions.


                                                                                                                                                                Kelly Huggins


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