RBR veteran Risa Clay took over as principal on May 5. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
When Risa Clay entered the world of education 17 years ago, she never gave a thought to climbing the administrative ladder.
Busting through a glass ceiling wasn’t on her mind, either.
But as if she hadn’t already cemented a lauded reputation for helping bring the highly popular student assistance program, The Source, to Red Bank Regional, Clay has one-upped herself.
The private sector counselor-turned-educator is now the first female principal in the high school’s history a distinction she said is surprising, yet one she bears with honor.
“It’s important, and it’s something that, to me, is kind of amazing,” Clay said.