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Holmdel BOE Appoints Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Robert McGarry will begin working for the district on Monday.

Long Branch resident Dr. Robert McGarry will begin work as Holmdel Township School District's assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction on Monday.

The Holmdel Board of Education appointed McGarry to the position in a vote on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

McGarry previously served as supervisor of curriculum and instruction in both the Montville and East Brunswick school districts. He also worked as director of curriculum and instruction for Shore Regional High School District and Asbury Park School District.

In 2006, McGarry was invited to participate in the revision of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, and in 2011, he was one of two educators chosen to represent New Jersey on the US Department of Education’s Regional Advisory Council for the Mid-Atlantic states.

McGarry began his career teaching in Hillsborough and later Marlboro.

McGarry's annual salary has been set at $157,000.
James M.Lavin February 21, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Fantastic to see some concentration in the area of school ratings. Outstanding resume, to move the district forward in 2014 and beyond. Thank you BOE and Barbara Duncan.
Jennifer February 21, 2014 at 05:02 PM
Yeah, Curriculum director for Asbury Park. Awesome. Wonder if we can reproduce their success? Any friend of common core is no friend of mine, or my child's. I will be watching developments carefully.
holmdel resident March 03, 2014 at 12:31 AM
Don't forget head of curriculum for Shore Regional HS.. Dare to dream and shoot for the stars Holmdel! I don't support Obama backed common core program & read that it's a complete disaster in NYC schools & is being called out by NY's Gov as a flawed mess. Just wait to the new tests roll out here in 2015 and teachers are in panic mode trying to cram all this new learning so the kids can pass the new tests! What's even more ridiculous... we're going to implement common core & it's premise of critical thinking at a younger age importance and Holmdel doesn't have FULL DAY Kindergarten program! Also have a feeling that Abbott districts will use CC to increase their already obscene annual budgets. Does anyone know why we really need another superintendent in addition to the 9 principals & current Superintendent and her 3 executive assistants?

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