Press release from Fair Haven School District
After serving as Assistant Principal for the Rumson School District since 2013, Amy Romano will soon be featured in a new role as principal of Knollwood School in Fair Haven. Romano’s hiring was made official at the November 18 meeting of the Fair Haven Board of Education, and she will step into her new assignment in January 2016, at the conclusion of winter recess.
Romano has served as Assistant Principal in the neighboring Rumson School District since 2013.
Prior to her post in Rumson, Romano (pictured with Fair Haven Superintendent of Schools Nelson Ribon at the November 18 meeting) taught various grade levels for ten years in the Plainfield and Howell school districts. She served as Lead Teacher in the Howell schools for two years, coaching teachers on instructional strategies and curriculum. Romano also stepped in as Principal of Rumson’s Forrestdale School, during the maternity leave of current Principal Jennifer Gibbons.
Extremely proactive in her transition to the Fair Haven school community, Romano is currently collaborating with current Leadership Team members, attending Strategic Planning workshops tied to future goals for the school system, and meeting with many teachers and support staff members.
Romano — who received her Undergraduate Degree in Education at Kean University, and earned her Master’s Degree at St. Peter’s University where she graduated Kappa Delta Pi — plans to focus on student discipline and ongoing parent communications, as well the progress being made in Innovation Labs and MakerSpaces.
“I will be collaborating with the Rumson and RFH school districts and also providing support and guidance to all teachers and staff,” said the new Knollwood Principal. “Promoting College and Career Readiness and developing a strong Character Development program are also at the top of my list of priorities for the district.”